So throw out that old tradition of naming your child after great grandfather (George) or Religious Saint (Paul), or hey even after the place you conceived the child (Vegas). Just bang up a Facebook page and competition and Bob’s your Uncle (or Twitter is).
Jenn and Joe Marsh struggling to come up with a name for child Number 5 decided to put it out there to Facebook friends.
“within 20 minutes I had 40 or 50 replies,” Jenn said. “Then, within a day and a half, I had 500.”
The online contest attracted attention from their local newspaper, then television and radio stations all over the country. Their story spread around the world. In the end they received 1,000 suggestions from Canada, the U.S., England, New Zealand, Yugoslavia, Norway, Indonesia — from schoolkids to seniors.
So, Scout (yes you have read this correctly) Megan Marie Marsh was born April 19 in hospital in Chatham, near the family’s farm in Thamesville, Ont.,weighing 9 lb., 13 oz.
Best wishes to baby Scout and family ( I am sure we will see more of you dancing to Beyonce or something). All I can say is it is going to be a strange first day at Kindergarten.