Couple turn to the Internet for help in naming their baby

October 9th, 2008 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Oct 9 (ANI): Google employee Jason Morrison and his wife Ann have turned to the Internet for help in naming their baby.

The programmer and web developer revealed that he and his wife had turned to the web after failing to settle on a name from the baby name websites and other more orthodox sources.

As a Googler, though, the answer should have been obvious - let the Internet do it, the Telegraph quoted him as saying.

So thats what were doing, opening up our babys name to an Internet-wide vote, he said.

Morrison, from Ohio in the United States, had originally asked his friends and colleagues at Google for help, but his poll was so unique that several popular Internet forums have now picked it up.

He has now posted a poll on his personal website, inviting members of the public to vote on what he should call his baby, who is due in November.

At least 17 names have been proposed, nine if the baby is a girl, eight if its a boy, and it is even allowing visitors to the site to give their own suggestions.

Of the names provided, Olivia has gotten the most number of votes in the girl category, with Ada coming up in second place.

Dylan is the most popular boy’’s name, although Alexander, Isaac, Levi and Nicholas have all received significant backing.

But even though the polling is open to all, Morrison and his wife have given themselves an escape clause.

We do reserve the right to ignore the results of the poll completely. Otherwise well end up with a kid named Mr Splashy Pants, he wrote on his blog. (ANI)

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