Friday 26 December 2014

Couple ask Reddit users to name unborn daughter

Rhiannon Williams

Published 13/01/2014 | 12:15

Mother holding newborn baby in rocking chair

In a move bound to horrify the majority of parents-to-be, the couple are taking suggestions for the first and middle name of their baby girl, who is due to be born in April. Users are able to vote for their favourite name once per household per day.

Writing on his site namemydaughter, Stephen said that whilst the couple were open to all non-obscene suggestions, he and his wife maintained the final say on the name.

"Unfortunately internet I know better than to trust you," he wrote. "We will ultimately be making the final decision, Alas my daughter shall not be named WackyTaco692."

In a conversation with fellow Redditors, he described the flash of inspiration that drove him to seek the answer to his daughter's name in the arms of the internet.

"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."

At the time of writing the top name was the surprisingly sensible Amelia Mae Mclaughlin, with just under 3,000 votes.

Other notable submissions of the 1,000 of so name so far include Watermelon, Not Zelda, Megatron, Moonpod and Worldwideweb.

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