Skip to comments.Mayoral Hopeful Bill de Blasio Has Had Three Different Legal Names, Court Records Show
Posted on 09/23/2013 3:20:08 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
The mayoral candidate who often calls New York a tale of two cities has a personal tale of three names.
Most New Yorkers have come to know Bill de Blasio as the Democratic candidate with the affable family, including a teenage son who has been featured in campaign ads.
Left unsaid in the candidates official biography is that Bill de Blasio is his third legal name.
The man who could become the citys 109th mayor was born Warren Wilhelm Jr. on May 8, 1961, in Manhattan, his birth certificate shows.
In 1983, fresh out of New York University, he petitioned a Manhattan judge to formally change his name to Warren de Blasio-Wilhelm, according to legal records.
And in December 2001 he petitioned a judge in Brooklyn to formally change his name again, this time to Bill de Blasio.
In recent years the candidate has, at times, talked about the evolution of his name, saying it reflected a personal journey that involved his parents divorce and an identification with his mothers family, the de Blasios.
A Daily News examination of court records and other public documents provided new details of this evolution. However, the de Blasio campaign declined to answer a series of questions submitted by The News about the name changes. The News also contacted de Blasios older brother, Steven Wilhelm, 65, a journalist in Seattle, to ask about his siblings identities. I need to check with the campaign, Wilhelm said.
Obviously, as far as De Blasio is concerned, much better politically in New York City to come across as an Italian than a German named "Wilhelm." Nonetheless, the "Bill" is undoubtedly a remnant of the original "Wilhelm." Not too sure about how strong his alleged Italian roots really are, though.
the First Impostor has had many names, many citizenships,
many SS numbers, many fake documents and not one real,
many lies, much treason, and not one gram of accountability.
OK, So? We should be getting used to such multiple identities of our elected officials, just look at Barry, or whatever his name is.
Took the words out of my mouth. The many names that Ulyanov, Djugashvili and Bronstein went through before they settled on Lenin, Stalin and Trotsky were remarkable.
And don’t forget Hillary Rodham-Clinton.
Carlos Danger was already taken.....
Is one of them Bill de Danger?
Is one of them Carlos Danger?
Dinna forget schicklgruber.
Probably voted in each of the names like a good DemocRAT.
Lest we forget - Soetoro, Dunham, 0bama - did I miss any?
Who knows, could it be that the man currently named "Bill DiBlasio" is descended from German royalty? If you have ambitions of running for public office as a far leftist, it's best to disguise that as much as possible. That would be a good reason in and of itself for a name change.
Bill Brasky was a son of a bitch.
Heard his nickname for her is “Peg”...
This loser sounds a lot like recently termed out leftist Los Angeles mayor Tony Villar. Oops, I mean Antonio Villariagosa. Combining his wife's name with his... Only to see her divorce his ass after his fling with a news babette.
The bad news is she will lead the charge to teach it in NYC public elementary schools...
Barry Soetero, Steve Dunham, Sobarkah, Hussein
This just in, Bill De Blasio has always been the late actress Bea Arthur in drag, she faked her death to devote herself full time to De Blasio’s career.
Afro kid is a test tube baby, the sperm donor was Julius Erving.
Paris kind has that Rashida Jones look.
Still, I’d figure on her looking a little Blacker if she really was Jackson’s kid. Maybe he bleached his DNA too.
Assuming of course he wasn’t killed and replaced by a space alien in the 80’s .
Come to think of it, given this site’s obsession with “Breaking Bad” I should have added “Heisenberg”.
I think he deserves to be pilloried for his politics, rather than this.
But this name changing is politics, too, just as much as DeBlasio's prominent display of his two "black" children.
If you want to get elected to citywide office in NYC, you're much better off with an Italian sounding surname than a German sounding one. Aside from that, the name changes may have concealed some things in his background under a former name that he might wish to kept under wraps.
Radicals have a knack for this kind of political gamesmanship. Assisted by the acquiescence of the MSM, the ignorant masses are all too often duped by it.
Desperation on the part of whom?
This article was written by a left-leaning rag, the New York Daily News. Doesn't seem that DeBlasio's GOP opponent, Joe Lhota, whose name is conspicuously absent in the article, discovered the name changes and called them to their attention.
With DeBlasio supposedly having a large lead, Lhota needs something of a bombshell to shake up the race. This can be a springboard for him if he can connect the name changes to a larger pattern of deceit on the part of his opponent.
The Italians in Staten Island didn’t go for de Blasio. Little map in the WSJ told me. Gee, wonder why.
New York Times had a front-page story about de Blasio’s far-left-wing roots, couple of days ago.
He’s a deceiver in more ways than one. Immediately started talking about crime the minute the primary was over, after trashing the cops all through the campaign.
Watch out for him.
Anyone know anything about who is running Lhota’s campaign?
We should be seeing something positive every day about Lhota, at least in the NY Post if not in the rest of the dailies... not just slams against deblasio...
“But this name changing is politics, too...”
I think you’re right that name-changing can be political, but I don’t see his name change as anything but what he claims it to be, that he was closer to his mother’s family, who raised him, than to his father, who he says was distant and troubled from his war experiences. There might be a connection between that feeling for his father and his politics, but it seems to me that’s in the realm of murky psychological guesswork, and there is so much to question him on in his public statements and political stances that there wouldn’t ever need to be a reason to go there.
“If you want to get elected to citywide office in NYC, you’re much better off with an Italian sounding surname than a German sounding one.”
An Italian surname in New York may be better politically, at least as far as votes from some constituencies, but not all. Blacks and many Hispanics, for instance, don’t always have positive feelings for Italian-American New Yorkers, in my experience, and they’re a large part of the city. And I really don’t see a political plan behind his name change, just what he says it was. It pays to be vigilant though, as you’re being. I think those resources are better spent reviewing his public life rather than his private life though.
What about him being a card carrying Communist?
New New York motto: Welcome to Detroit
We know he's on the far left, but to say he literally carries a Communist Party card may be difficult to prove.
I would suppose that there are still Commie organizations operating in the USA today, but are they still issuing membership cards?
You're not the first on FR to say that, and there's some truth to it. New York could sink to the current level of Detroit under ultra-left city administration (even further left than the Bloomberg regime), but it would take a number of decades, just as it took Detroit.
Earth, Wind and Fire called, they want their 70’s-era afro wigs back.
There is quite a resemblance.
The kid definitely has a lot white in him though. Mom is fairly dark skinned.
If de Blasio doesn’t have one, they must not be issuing them any more.
Rashida Jones: Not gorgeous, but she’s got “it”, to me, at least.
do know that DeBlasio is his mother’s surname. His birth dad I think had a German sounding name—but dad was absent, or an alcoholic or something-—third name? clueless!