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Name That Baby: Mom-To-Be Ballots Baby Name For Big Bucks! Social Fun or Shame on Her?

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Natasha Hill of Los Angeles, CA, has decided it would be best if the public actually decided the name of her baby for her. The Belly Ballot winner of $5,000 was notified on the 26th of February that the world will post ideas and vote on her baby's name from March 18th to the 22nd.

Hill seems excited about the idea, calling it "social" and "fun," but opposers are claiming it to be "irresponsible parenting" and "commercializing". It's really up to the mother to decide how she names her baby, but could this be a case of bambino embezzlement?

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  • gone 2013/02/27 22:43:20 (edited)
    Shame on the mommy!
    gone
    +7
    I'm thinking about when the child finds out how she or he got their name. crying kid

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  • Alacrity 2013/03/11 22:37:33 (edited)
    Social fun! Name that baby!
    Alacrity
    The choice is hard to make for few parents--but not in my history (two daughters)--and they probably would not get money for David or John, Mary or Sally, Susan or James, Jessica or Jacob. So without seeing actual deals made, this question is ignorant. stupid questions
  • lmnlme10921 2013/03/10 22:38:45
    Shame on the mommy!
    lmnlme10921
    Teacher: "Does anyone want to share where their name comes from?"

    "I was named after my grandmother."

    "My mom's loved this name ever since she was little."

    "I was named after a historical figure."

    "A bunch of strangers got paid to tell my mom what to call me."
  • Avi Rosen 2013/03/07 16:48:39
    Shame on the mommy!
    Avi Rosen
    We may star to see more awkward names such as Suri... :-P
  • Mel 2013/03/06 07:34:06
    Shame on the mommy!
    Mel
    +1
    i can tell you no one will have say in my childrens names but me and my husband the woman just needs some imagination
  • LarryRandi Skidlet 2013/03/04 17:56:45
    Shame on the mommy!
    LarryRandi Skidlet
    I actually can't say either way. Parents SHOULD name their child and take time to give them a name of meaning. Our names are a part of out identity. But on the other hand, the child may end up with a better name having so many people contribute ideas. I have heard of some pretty crazy names, including "Orangello" and "Lemongello" because- the mother happend to have orange jello on her tray for one, and lemon jello on her tray for the other. I rest my case.
  • JamesChevyII 2013/03/04 11:50:04
    Shame on the mommy!
    JamesChevyII
    OMG, look at some of the names out there now... I would hate to think what the poor child, boy/girl would be named... I am partial to James for a boy and Rhonda for a little girl...
  • cynthia.johanson.7 2013/03/04 08:25:52
    Shame on the mommy!
    cynthia.johanson.7
    That's terrible.
  • Avi Rosen cynthia... 2013/03/07 16:49:47
    Avi Rosen
    +1
    I second that
  • calvin236 2013/03/04 02:26:28
    Shame on the mommy!
    calvin236
    She should be responsible for naming, not the general public.
  • nicesteve 2013/03/03 23:56:39
    Shame on the mommy!
    nicesteve
    Naughty Natasha.
  • ivan 2013/03/03 23:51:33
    Social fun! Name that baby!
    ivan
    Great idea
  • Avi Rosen ivan 2013/03/07 16:52:30
    Avi Rosen
    How much would you charge to call your kid - Asaul ?
  • foxy 2013/03/03 08:49:17
    Shame on the mommy!
    foxy
    If she does this, what will the next thing she sells be, the baby itself!!!
  • Depp78 2013/03/03 06:35:36
    Shame on the mommy!
    Depp78
    Pathetic cry for attention
  • Just Jenn for Now 2013/03/03 05:25:57
    Shame on the mommy!
    Just Jenn for Now
    +1
    I hope that kid legally changes hi/hers name in the future after s/he slaps his/her selfish money-grubbing mama in the FACE.

    kid slap gif
  • Mel Just Je... 2013/03/06 07:37:31
    Mel
    +1
    i watched this episode on youtube and i actually agreed with the kid too
  • Jere 2013/03/02 19:11:48
    Shame on the mommy!
    Jere
    She must be desperate for money, But is is tacky.
  • GamerAnthonyM 2013/03/02 17:21:10
    Shame on the mommy!
    GamerAnthonyM
    +1
    Well I Think, How Can You Name Your Child Like That? When You Name Your Child, It's Special. You Give Them a Special Name, Something That You Like or Mean Something.
  • Swordfish 2013/03/02 16:32:17
    Social fun! Name that baby!
    Swordfish
    +1
    Just as long as they don't name it something obscene, I see no problem with it.
  • Dave 007 2013/03/02 13:31:57
    Shame on the mommy!
    Dave 007
    +3
    Another example of why America is going down the tubes.
  • ToyaMurphy 2013/03/02 08:54:59
    Social fun! Name that baby!
    ToyaMurphy
    +1
    Very curious of what the child will be named.
  • courtney.epperson.96 2013/03/02 01:52:07
    Social fun! Name that baby!
    courtney.epperson.96
    +1
    Better than a celebrity Mom who purposefully names her kidd 'Apple'. o.O
  • courtne... courtne... 2013/03/02 01:53:18
    courtney.epperson.96
    +1
    I'd be interested to see what the name turns out to be. How do you put up nominations? I vote something with a flower in it for a girl.
  • lmnlme1... courtne... 2013/03/10 22:40:43
    lmnlme10921
    And now there's a celebrity kid named Rainbow. Maybe it's a fad with celebrities to name their kids after the first thing they see when they realize they're going into labor.
  • El Prez 2013/03/01 23:21:55
    Social fun! Name that baby!
    El Prez
    +1
    One way to make money.
  • diaphramable 2013/03/01 21:25:58
    Social fun! Name that baby!
    diaphramable
    +1
    If she's fine with the idea of total strangers naming her child for her, the I don't see what the big deal it. She couldn't think up a name on her own, so she's getting help from others. Just as long as it's a decent name,and not something bizarre like "Buttercup Milkshakes O'Brian" or "Marijuana Pepsi Jackson"
    Besides, What's in a name? That which we call a rose would still smell as sweet.
  • mm61675 2013/03/01 20:38:25
    Shame on the mommy!
    mm61675
    shanaynay or bon qui qui anyone?
  • unseen 2013/03/01 20:16:35
    Shame on the mommy!
    unseen
    +1
    If my mom did that I swar I would go bonkers and change my name
  • NYCbrit 2013/03/01 15:01:23
    Shame on the mommy!
    NYCbrit
    +3
    Then there's the guy who did it on 4chan, not for money. Named the baby Courage Wolf, arrived at by random chance of posting number.
  • Joachim 2013/03/01 13:49:24
    Social fun! Name that baby!
    Joachim
    +2
    She can name her baby however she wants, and if the name is embarrassing she doesn't have to use it. In any case, the child will have an interesting story to tell about how he or she was named. The only creepy part is that advertisers will be selecting some of the names. You don't want your son to end up being named Microsoft.
  • harasnicole 2013/03/01 07:02:59
    Shame on the mommy!
    harasnicole
    +4
    I wouldn't go so far as to call it "irresponsible parenting," because at the end of the day it's just a name. But still, in my opinion, naming your baby is a personal matter between parents, not something to make money from.
  • sally 2013/03/01 06:15:25
    Shame on the mommy!
    sally
    +2
    What if they give the poor kid a stupid name?
  • Mel sally 2013/03/06 07:40:35
    Mel
    im sure if they give it a stupid name it will fit in with all the other celeb kids with stupid names
  • Marcus Clark 2013/03/01 03:07:12
    Social fun! Name that baby!
    Marcus Clark
    +4
    According to the article (which a lot of the voters here likely never bothered to even look at) there will be a list of potential names for people to vote on. What names are on the list? Who made/approved the list? That info is not given. It is not like she is taking $5k from some random person and obligating to name her baby whatever that person says.
  • Diddley Squat 2013/03/01 02:04:01
    Social fun! Name that baby!
    Diddley Squat
    +1
    What's the problem? She's not obligated to accept anything. She doesn't have to name her baby Mergatroid or Blimpy or anything like that. But if gets names she likes and a little money, too, I see no problem.
  • harrison.holthaus 2013/03/01 00:42:42
    Social fun! Name that baby!
    harrison.holthaus
    +3
    Please, please, let it be Satan.
  • Monica 2013/02/28 23:35:16
    Shame on the mommy!
    Monica
    +2
    people these days
  • DrRenovation 2013/02/28 23:23:04
    Shame on the mommy!
    DrRenovation
    +1
    Too far,much?
  • Cn2012 2013/02/28 22:47:42
    Shame on the mommy!
    Cn2012
    +2
    Of course it's completely up to her, but geez. Can some people really be so crass? I guess they can.
  • Natalie 2013/02/28 22:13:54
    Social fun! Name that baby!
    Natalie
    +1
    Sheesh you can always change the name legally..Did you all forget that???

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