Parents Change Name of Son From Atticus

New Harper Lee novel changes their view of Mr. Finch
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2015 2:46 PM CDT
Parents Change Name of Son From Atticus
In this 1962 file photo released by Universal, actor Gregory Peck is shown as Atticus Finch in the movie 'To Kill a Mockingbird.'   (AP Photo/Universal, File)

Lots of To Kill a Mockingbird fans are angry that the newly released Go Set a Watchman depicts their beloved Atticus Finch as a racist. For Colorado parents David and Christen Epstein, however, it was especially galling—they'd named their baby boy Atticus 14 months ago. Solution: They've legally renamed the kid Lucas, or Luke for short, reports People. "When the new book came out, we just felt like, this does not at all encompass the values that we want for our son to have and know," says Christen. "And we felt like our son was young enough that we could change his name." The bigger problem is his 3-year-old sister, who's a little confused by the whole thing. (More Go Set a Watchman stories.)

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