Would You Name Someone Else’s Baby?

We all think we have impeccable taste in baby names—so why not take the opportunity to help set the fashion for another baby? Dad Stephen set up the site NameMyDaughter.com to allow people to take a vote on his future daughter’s name. Currently, Amelia’s in first place for the first name—paired with the offbeat middle name All-Spark.

While you’ll find many trendy names in the mix—including Luna, Camille, and Olivia, there are a few head scratchers—like Slagathor (currently in ninth place) and Megatron, in third.

We’ve written about crowdsourcing baby names before, and Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer is perhaps the most famous person who opened her son’s name up for public debate (though there was no word on whether her pick, Macallister, was one that came from the crowd).  But no one’s really been brave enough yet to let crowdsourcing rule. And even Stephen has said that if it’s something like WackyTaco692, that’s not going to fly. I’m waiting for the day that someone really lets the crowd pick their child’s name!

Would you vote for a stranger’s baby name—and have you taken an online poll to name your baby? Would you be willing to let the crowd rule? You can cast a vote for Stephen’s daughter’s name at NameMyDaughter.com, or share your baby name taste with the world with our addictive Baby Name Game. And don’t forget to like In Name Only on Facebook to keep up with the latest in baby names.

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Baby Names: Avoid Baby Naming Regret
Baby Names: Avoid Baby Naming Regret
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