What’s in a name? Or rather, what’s in a parent’s responsibility to bestow a name? One mother has sold her rights to name her child for $5,000 as part of an online contest. One conservative group is calling the contest “irresponsible parenting,” stating that giving up parental rights to name a child is destructive to traditional family values.
The contest, sponsored by the baby-name website Belly Ballot, offered $5,000 to a parent who would sign a contract giving their baby-naming rights to the website. The site will then post a variety of names for the public to poll. The poll winner will be the contest winner’s new baby name.
Do you think this is a smart decision or something the mom will regret later on in life? Do you think the child will appreciate it?