Canadian Couple Crowdsources Their Baby Name
“We are expecting a son on December 1st and need a first and last name for him. Neither of us are particularly traditional, but would like the name to have a strong/enlightened/intelligent/futuristic meaning, and have good sound harmony when spoken. Some of our favorite first names so far are Raven, Colour and Sword. A last name is requested as well. Some general concepts we like (for inspiration) are: Futurism, Liberty, Knowledge, Transhumanism, Creativity, Exploration, and Innovation. We are open to cool names from any fiction/culture/religion (though we are not religious).”
Dmitry Davydov, the co-founder of PickyDomains.com at first was surprised. “We’ve had some wacky naming orders. We’ve been asked to name a rap star dog once and we’ve named stip clubs and escort services. But crowdsourcing baby name, that’s the first for us,” said Davydov.
PickyDomains.com is word’s first risk free crowdsourcing naming service, meaning clients pay (typically $50 per name or domain) only if they decide to use one of the name suggested by the service. It has named over 1500 domains since being launched in 2007. Some examples include DePrice.com, GetMapped.com, MadConomist.com, Architexa.com, SoftwareJudge.com, NadaPay.com and StandupKings.com. The service also provides slogans, taglines and product name suggestions.
Jon and Brittany live in Vancouver, Canada and both have Facebook pages