Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Pregnant woman sells baby-naming rights for $5,000

A 26-year-old mother-to-be has sold the naming rights to her future son or daughter for $5,000.

Pregnant woman sells baby-naming rights for $5,000

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A 26-year-old mother-to-be has sold the naming rights to her future son or daughter for $5,000. KTLA reports that Natasha Hill won a contest through Belly Ballot, which is an actual website that exists in real life. Typically, the site allows expectant mothers to create polls so that their friends and family can vote on the baby names.

In Hill's case, though, the website will let the Internet decide. On March 18th, a list of names will be posted. People will be able to vote until March 22nd, when victors (one girl name and one boy name) will emerge. This DEFINITELY won't turn out like Louis C.K.'s bit (the language is NSFW, so don't click on it if you don't want to hear some F-bombs).

Get ready to meet baby Ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff.

Some people are apparently pretty irate about this because, clearly, it's okay to sell the naming rights to our music festivals, stadiums, and ACTUAL TOWNS, but selling the rights to a name that's really only used on paperwork is crossing the line.

Regardless of how you feel about the idea, it's fun to think of possible names. Who's up for naming the baby "Sir Charles Barkley Hill"? [h/t Jezebel]

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