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Father who named children 'Adolf Hitler' and 'Eva Braun' changes own name to Hitler

Isidore Heath Hitler first garnered infamy when he requested a cake with "Happy Birthday Adolf Hitler" for his son. He once wore full Nazi regalia to court when trying to regain custody of another child.

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A US man who named his children after Nazi party figures reportedly changed his name to "Isidore Heath Hitler" on the anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe.

"It's great. My driver's license is changed over, my insurance, my registration, all that I needed is changed over," Hitler told news outlet "My Central Jersey." "I'm the new Hitler."

"I feel good about it," he said. "Now all I need is my kids back."

Read more: Dutch company withdraws coloring book featuring Adolf Hitler

Accusations of domestic abuse

The self-proclaimed Nazi gained infamy in 2008 when a supermarket refused to decorate a cake with "Happy Birthday Adolf Hitler" for the third birthday of his son Adolf Hitler Campbell. 

Shortly after the story broke, young Adolf and his two siblings JoyceLynn Aryan Nation and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie, named after SS commander Heinrich Himmler, were moved into state care. Heinrich Hons was born later and seized by authorities within days. Hitler's daughter Eva Braun, from a different mother and named after the Nazi leader's girlfriend, was also taken into state care.

Authorities cited domestic abuse rather than poor name choice for their decision. He was later sentenced to jail for domestic violence.

Hitler once turned up to family court in a Nazi uniform when trying to regain custody of his children, saying a good judge would see what was in the inside rather than what was on the outside.

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Hitler argued that being a Nazi does not make one a poor parent

"Prisoners get to see their children, murderers get to see their children. What's so horrible about being a Nazi?" Hitler was quoted as saying by the "New York Post." 

"I just want to be a dad. I just want to prove I'm a good father, because I am ... So what if I'm a Nazi, who cares?"
Read more: Man dressed as Hitler arrested in Nazi-eader's Austrian birthplace

He was featured in a 2014 documentary titled "Meet the Hitlers," which followed people who shared the fascist leader's name.

Hitler's new initials I.H.H. reportedly stood for "I hail Hitler."

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