January 15, 2014 - 9:30 AM
KELOWNA - Two parents from Kelowna have decided on a novel, and some would say risky, new way to name their soon-to-be-born daughter.
Stephen McLaughlin and his wife Alysha have decided to let random people from the internet submit, and vote, on the name their daughter will live with.
The website's description says: "Hi, My name is Stephen and 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."
The current leaders are CTHULHU (pronounced Kthûl'hu) for her first name and ALL-SPARK for the middle. That would mean that if the internet gets its way, her name would be Cthulhu All-Spark McLaughlin. Apparently that is acceptable to Stephen and his wife, although there are names they won't consider.
"So far I have only had to moderate several STIs and a couple of sexual positions,” writes McLaughlin on Reddit
. “I would prefer not to have to remove anything from the list."
Since going viral and appearing in Time, USA Today and several other major news outlets, Stephen's site has received more than 100,000 votes.
To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at firstname.lastname@example.org, call (250) 718-0428 or tweet @AdamProskiw.
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