In Loco Parentis

Couple Asks Reddit To Name Daughter, Reddit Does Surprisingly Great Job

That baby had better feel grateful she didn't end up with "Xnorlaz"
Ah, the joy of not being named "Salad." (Wikimedia Commons)

Ah, the joy of not being named “Salad.” (Wikimedia Commons)

Earlier this year, we reported on the possibly-insane husband and wife that asked the Internet — Redditors, in particularto vote on a name for their unborn daughter.

The husband set up Namemydaughter.com, and invited People of the Internet to submit and vote on ideas for baby names. With names like “Cthulu All-Spark,” “Ixtley” and “Slagathor” topping the list, we were seriously worried for a while about this poor, un-named baby’s future.

But as Namemydaughter.com recently announced, “Amelia Savannah Joy McLaughlin Was Born Happy and Healthy [at] 3:42 a.m. April 7, 2014… Mother, Baby and father are resting peacefully.”

Yeah, probably because the baby’s name isn’t “Streetlamp Le’Moose.”

Though “Amelia” was a frontrunner throughout the majority of the voting process, it is possible that the new parents rigged the voting, and made sure one of the more conventional names earned the top spot. As the husband originally noted on the site, “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.”

Still, it’s nice to think that for once, the Internet community proved it actually has some semblance of a heart and cared about the well-being of an innocent child.

Follow Jordyn Taylor on Twitter or via RSS. jtaylor@observer.com