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A woman in Canada is allowing a Facebook poll conducted by FabFind.com to determine the name of her unborn baby. People continue to find new and interesting applications for the 3rd most popular site on the planet, huh? Though some of the names on the list are strange and barely pronouncable, like Eudaimonia, this is actually not such a crazy concept. Think about it. People have looked for inspiration for "the perfect" name since the dawn of time. Baby names come from everywhere from the bible to a character in a book or play -- even after singers and celebrities. (My step-sister is Erica as in Erica Kane and there's a Jagger -- named after Mick -- on my son’s baseball team.) And I have friends who’ve done the “where we conceived” method and come up with Brooklyn and London. (You, of course, need to try and conceive somewhere that would make a good moniker -- not Vegas or Scarsdale.) Let’s not forget celebrities who make naming kids after fruit seem adorable.
I guess, aside from worrying that the voice of the people will saddle your child with something foolish or downright cruel, letting Facebook users name your kid isn’t so different from asking the opinions of friends -- thousands of friends. In the end, this woman will receive about $40,000 in prizes from the site fabfind.com if she shows proof that she used the most voted for moniker. That’s enough to start a great college fund for little Gouter or Scabriella.
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