In January of this year, an expectant father named Stephen started the website NameMyDaughter.com, where anyone on the Internet could suggest and vote on potential names for Stephen’s forthcoming baby girl. Well, as noted by the folks at Betabeat, Stephen’s wife Alysha gave birth on April 7. And the winning name is — drumroll, please! More »Expectant Parents Asked the Internet to Name Their Child. And the Winning Name Is…
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