I know people tend to freak out when they are going to become parents for the first time. I mean, I freaked out a little. I questioned everything. Was I old enough to have a baby? Was I responsible enough? How long had it been since I drank alcohol before I knew I was pregnant? Do I know enough about kids to keep one alive? I could barely do laundry when I had my first baby. But one thing I didn’t question was choosing a name. That’s the easy part… right?
Well apparently not because today I read about two soon-to-be parents who have asked the Internet for help naming their daughter. With the approval of his wife, the husband set up the website www.namemydaughter.com, where users can vote for their favorite first and middle names for the unborn baby girl. The husband explained himself and appealed to potential voters on Reddit: “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!’
The dad goes to say his wife was supportive right from the start. Probably because she didn’t think he’d really actually do it. I mean … “Who Does That?” But once the domain was registered she knew it was real.
Anyway, in news that should surprise no one, the crazies of Reddit are really getting into it. Though surprisingly normal name Amelia Mae is currently in first place, it’s followed by Cthulu All-Spark. Names likes Charlotte, Leslie, Renee and Meagan also top the list, but so do Ixtley, Megatron, Slagathor, Titanium, and Salad. That, ladies and gentlemen, is what happens when you specifically solicit Reddit for help in your stupid baby naming plans.
Update: “Cthulhu All-Spark” has climbed into first place as of noon today as I write this.
The husband established the rule that users can only vote for each name once per household per day, wisely protecting his daughter from the neckbeards who’d inevitably spend hours voting for SwordOfDestiny SuperNova until their thumbs were too sore to play Warcraft that night.
But mayhaps this loony husband isn’t fully insane. At the top of the site, he declares: “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.”
The very lucky baby is due April 2, so if we start voting now, we can probably make Beyoncé happen. Let’s do it.