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Baby Names – Would You Let The Internet Decide Yours?

Section: Girls baby names

A couple who turned to the web to choose their baby girl’s name made a wise decision with their disclaimer…

Choosing what to call your baby is a very personal decision – although it’s worth getting a second, third or even 150,000th opinion if one couple is anything to go by.
Canadian parents-to-be Alysha and Stephen McLaughlin set up a website asking the Internet to vote on their baby’s name.

On the aptly titled, Stephen wrote, ‘Hi, My name is Stephen and much to the disbelief of my wife, I have decided to let the internet name* my daughter.’

He added a wise disclaimer, though.

'Much to the disbelief of my wife, I have decided to let the internet name* my daughter'

‘Yeah that is an asterisk, Unfortunately internet I know better than to trust you. We will ultimately be making the final decision, alas my daughter shall not be named WackyTaco692. Sorry guys the wife wouldn't go for a free for all.’
It turned out to be a good decision. The couple’s daughter was born happy and healthy on 7th April – and the name leading the poll, in which more than 100,000 people had voted, was Cthulhu.
Yep, that’s right. Cthulhu – a literary sci-fi creature described as a mixture of human, dragon and octopus. And prounounced Ca-tu-lu.
'All bow down to the great and powerful Cthulhu,' read the Facebook announcement, but this was only a joke, according to Global News.
The new parents actually went for the name with the second highest number of votes – Amelia. Phew!
All-Spark was chosen as the middle name by the world wide web, but again was ditched in favour of Savannah Joy.
So, would you turn to the Internet community for baby name inspiration or is it too personal a choice? Let us know on the comments board below.

  • Author: Alex Davies Alex Davies
  • Job Title: Features Writer

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