Sunday 21 December 2014

Reddit users choose surprisingly sensible name for newborn baby

Published 22/04/2014 | 11:23

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THE baby of a couple who nominated Reddit users to name her has been given a sensible name, despite belief that an outlandish one would be chosen.

Amelia Savannah Joy McLaughlin is understood to be the first baby named by Reddit

Her US-based father Stephen asked for suggestions earlier this year.

Now Amelia has been welcomed into the world with the name beating off competition from the likes of Cthulhu, Snorlax and Megatron.

Stephen created the site namemydaughter to take suggestions.

He added yesterday: "After 5 anxious days she finally arrived at 3:42 AM PST on April 7th 2014. Mother, Baby and father are resting peacefully" [sic].

He also described how the idea came about.

"I was sitting on the end of the bed after coming home from work and the idea hit me. I tend to be very forward person (this gets me in a lot of trouble lol) and I just blurted it out  "Hunny, I am going to ask the internet what we should name our daughter! [sic]

"She was supportive right from the start. I think at first she didn't think I was actually going to do it. But once the domain was registered she knew it was real.

"Hell when I saw that namemydaughter.com was available I just knew that was the sign that I HAD to do it."

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