Couple rejects monstrous name for baby
‘Amelia’ chosen as baby name from website that allowed internet users to name a baby.
An internet-loving couple decided to create a special website for their daughter-to-be. This wasn’t your average baby shower site: it was created so that users could suggest (and vote for) a name for the little girl.

Here’s an excerpt from the front page:

“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. Sorry guys the wife wouldn't go for a free for all.”

Monster baby?

The internet, being what it is, did not disappoint… Unfortunately, the most popular choice was the unusual name “Cthulhu”. Cthulhu is the name of a mythical monster created by H.P. Lovecraft in 1928. It’s generally depicted as having octopus-like features on its head and human and dragon features elsewhere.

Not too babyish.

So Stephen, according to Global News, has capitulated to his wife Kathryn and chosen the second-favourite name chosen by users, “Amelia”.

Middle-name madness

Some parents opt for crazier middle names, but Stephen and Kathryn avoided the options on offer, which included “All-Spark”, “Of-the-Sea”, “Le-Dash-A” and “Pond”.

Welcome to the world, Amelia Savannah Joy McLaughlin!

It’s not always easy to come up with the right name. Here are some ideas for you if you’re in that predicament and you need the inspiration:

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