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Couple Asks Internet to Name Their Baby, Somehow Doesn’t End Up With Child Called “Kids’R’Gross”

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They also could have been forced to name her "Cthulu All-Spark" or "Not Zelda"

A few months back, a couple decided to turn to the Internet to name their baby. Their reasoning was never really clear, but their motivation probably fell somewhere on the spectrum between “Why the hell not?” and “Yeah, we’re bored so let’s just do this.”

So they set up NameMyDaughter.com and then casually placed the link on Reddit, inviting the online community to submit their ideas and ultimately vote for the winning moniker. Naturally, things escalated quickly. Sure, names like Leslie and Renee were thrown into the mix, but Megatron, Not Zelda, Salad and Streetlamp also topped the list. (Does that surprise anyone? Please raise your hand if that surprises you at all.)

The baby was born this month and the results are in. Her name is Amelia Savannah Joy McLaughlin, which is a real name, fit for a real human! This part is surprising.

To be fair, the father clarified that he and his wife would make the final decision, so it’s possible that Amelia wasn’t the true winner in the poll and they simply chose it over “Salad” because they’re not monsters.

(h/t Betabeat)

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