Parents Change 14-Month-Old Son Atticus' Name After Go Set a Watchman Controversy

What’s in a name? If you ask David and Christen Epstein, the answer is: a whole lot.

The Colorado parents chose to name their 14-month-old son Atticus after the long-revered literary hero of To Kill a Mockingbird because “we wanted to see the ideals of Atticus Finch instilled in our son,” Christen tells PEOPLE.

Mary Badham, 'Scout' in 1962's To Kill a Mockingbird, Reads Excerpts from Harper Lee's New Novel in N.Y.C.

Hundreds gathered at New York City’s 92nd Street Y on Tuesday night to discuss Harper Lee’s controversial new novel Go Set a Watchman with Mary Badham, the actress who took on the role of Scout in the 1962 film version of the author’s first book.

'Atticus' Tops Baby-Name List for First Time: Will Controversial Comeback of Atticus Finch in New Harper Lee Book Change Its Popularity?

From Atticus Impersonators to Boo Boo Burgers, Harper Lee's Hometown Celebrates Go Set a Watchman's Release

In a scene that could have been expertly written by Harper Lee, a bell tolled shortly after sunrise in Monroeville, Alabama, Tuesday atop the Old Courthouse Museum.

No, You Don't Have to Hate the New (Racist) Atticus Finch, Experts Say

For the millions of readers who made To Kill A Mockingbird a best-selling classic – not to mention all those trendy parents who named their baby boys Atticus – the struggle is on to reconcile the beloved and upright moral beacon of Harper Lee’s original with the bigoted Atticus Finch of her

Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman: 4 Reasons Why You Should Read It

Readers who remember Atticus Finch as a bastion of goodness are in for a rude awakening in Go Set a Watchman, the follow-up to Harper Lee’s classic To Kill a Mockingbird. Gone is the honorable lawyer who captured our hearts. In his place is a cold racist.

Does Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman Have Company? Author's Lawyer Says She May Have Written a Third Novel

Go Set a Watchman may not be the only long-lost novel by Harper Lee that has been missing for decades.

Atticus Finch a Racist? – Early Reviews Say Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman Paints a Shocking Portrait of Mockingbird's Hero

The Atticus Finch of Harper Lee’s classic 1960 novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, was a pillar of justice, morality and kindness.

Why Everyone Is Freaking Out About the First Chapter of Harper Lee's New Novel, Go Set a Watchman (SPOILER ALERT)

SPOILER ALERT: Do not proceed if you don’t want to know a major Chapter 1 spoiler.

Harper Lee’s highly anticipated Go Set a Watchman is just days from release – but fans are already freaking out over the death of a major character in the book’s first chapter, which was published online Thursday.

Listen to Reese Witherspoon Narrate the First Chapter of Harper Lee's New Novel, Go Set a Watchman