Stephen McLaughlin lets the Internet name his baby girl
Would you let the Internet name your baby?
One man -- who insists he isn't crazy -- is doing exactly that.
Stephen McLaughlin has set up a website called namemydaughter.com, where he is allowing people to vote for his daughter's first and middle names.
There is one catch: He and his wife have the final say.
"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," McLaughlin wrote on the website.
His instincts seem to be right -- the leading name earlier today was "Cthulhu Le-Dash-A."
McLaughlin started an IAmA on Reddit to answer questions about his decision.
He said he has been "quite surprised" by how respectful people have been.
"So far I have only had to moderate several STIs and a couple of sexual positions ... I would prefer not to have to remove anything from the list."
McLaughlin, a web developer, said he was sitting on the end of his bed after coming home from work one day when the idea hit him.
"I tend to be very forward person (this gets me in a lot of trouble lol) and I just blurted it out -- 'Honey, I'm going to ask the Internet what we should name our daughter!'" he posted.
"She was supportive right from the start. I think at first she didn't think I was actually going to do it. But once the domain was registered she knew it was real.
"Hell when I saw that namemydaughter.com was available I just knew that was the sign that I HAD to do it."
The baby is due on April 2, so people have until then to vote for their favorite name.
Let's hope "Adolf" drops out of the top 15 by then.