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Couple Asks Random Starbucks Customers To Name Their Unborn Child
The Consumerist ^ | July 2, 2013 | Laura Northrup

Posted on 07/04/2013 12:33:18 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows

The regulars at my local Starbucks are nice people who seem like they have good taste. I would probably trust their suggestions for which new Frappuccino to try, or even their restaurant or hairdresser recommendations. I would not, however, trust them to help me make my major life decisions. Like naming my child.

And yet, a couple in Connecticut did just that. Using the same system the shop uses to vote for the barista of the month, they set up a polling station to decide between the two finalist names, Logan and Jackson. For random strangers to vote. On the name of their child.

WFSB news didn’t share the final choice, but did share some of the names that came in as write-in submissions. They will not be naming the child Latte, Hulk Hogan, or Barack Obama. Pity.

Flipping a coin also might have worked, but that wouldn’t get them on TV news.

Couple Lets Starbucks’ Customers Decide Baby’s Name [WFSB]


TOPICS: Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: napl
If you have to ask Starbuck's customers what to name your child, you're not qualified to be a parent.
1 posted on 07/04/2013 12:33:18 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...


2 posted on 07/04/2013 12:34:33 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: All; Gefn

Thanks to Gefn for the link!


3 posted on 07/04/2013 12:35:15 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

How about call the child ‘Depressed’?

Because of it’s parents.


4 posted on 07/04/2013 12:41:17 AM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: Slings and Arrows

5 posted on 07/04/2013 12:44:39 AM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: Bullish

Yeah, there’s a kid who rolled snake-eyes in the genetic crap game.


6 posted on 07/04/2013 12:48:30 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Tewel ...


7 posted on 07/04/2013 12:52:31 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Name him “And.” Confuse the NSA.


8 posted on 07/04/2013 12:52:47 AM PDT by TChad
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To: Slings and Arrows

I warned my lovely daughter if she ever married a guy named Ford, Dodge, Bentley, Ferrari, PLEASE do NOT name her daughter Lisa :-)


9 posted on 07/04/2013 1:06:07 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: TChad

10 posted on 07/04/2013 1:24:59 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
We flipped a coin in naming our son. After it went tails for the one name, both my wife and I looked at each other and said “How about best two out of three?” (Probably some deep psychological mumbo-jumbo to explain it, but there is something about having the choice made for you that clarifies your own choice.)
11 posted on 07/04/2013 1:27:33 AM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: Vendome

Trayvon St. Skittles.


12 posted on 07/04/2013 1:27:38 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“they set up a polling station to decide between the two finalist names, Logan and Jackson.”

Normally, I write off people that pick last names for their child’s first name as immature hipster dolts, but maybe this couple are just big fans of Civil War generals?


13 posted on 07/04/2013 1:36:03 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Slings and Arrows

You mean Macchiato and Frappucino weren’t among the choices?


14 posted on 07/04/2013 1:40:57 AM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: Boogieman
Normally, I write off people that pick last names for their child’s first name as immature hipster dolts, but maybe this couple are just big fans of Civil War generals?

More likely Marvel Comics and action movies.


15 posted on 07/04/2013 1:43:21 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: informavoracious

Not pretentious enough.


16 posted on 07/04/2013 1:44:14 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: 21twelve
We flipped a coin in naming our son. After it went tails for the one name, both my wife and I looked at each other and said “How about best two out of three?” (Probably some deep psychological mumbo-jumbo to explain it, but there is something about having the choice made for you that clarifies your own choice.)

So you named your child Heads?

Regards,

17 posted on 07/04/2013 1:46:21 AM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: alexander_busek

chuckle!


18 posted on 07/04/2013 1:49:32 AM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: 21twelve; alexander_busek

Maybe Kanye West and Kim Kardashian spun a compass needle to name their daughter.


19 posted on 07/04/2013 1:53:17 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I love it.


20 posted on 07/04/2013 2:01:59 AM PDT by TChad
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To: TChad

XKCD is awesome.


21 posted on 07/04/2013 2:12:10 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

No harm in asking people suggestions, so long as you don’t take it too seriously. By the way, how come nobody names kids after saints anymore? Logan or Jackson?


22 posted on 07/04/2013 2:56:56 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: Slings and Arrows

Meet Venti Obama Macchiato


23 posted on 07/04/2013 3:09:06 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

Good guess.


24 posted on 07/04/2013 3:12:22 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Unam Sanctam
No harm in asking people suggestions, so long as you don’t take it too seriously. By the way, how come nobody names kids after saints anymore? Logan or Jackson?

Any further questions?

25 posted on 07/04/2013 3:14:26 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Bullish

Luckless


26 posted on 07/04/2013 3:17:59 AM PDT by Toucan Dance
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To: Boogieman
Normally, I write off people that pick last names for their child’s first name as immature hipster dolts, but maybe this couple are just big fans of Civil War generals?

I live in Virginia and every year I have students with the first names of; Logan, Morgan, Tyler, Taylor, Madison, Mason, Marshall, etc....The Tylers and Taylors can be either male or female. I even had a girl with the first name of Reagan.

27 posted on 07/04/2013 3:40:05 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’d tell them “Paycheck”.

Because these two are too damned stupid to ever be able to make a decent living by themselves, even if they can afford $10 for a cup of coffee.

My guess is that the longer and longer they keep overspending like that, they’ll eventually end up on SNAP, TANF, WICs, EITC, Section 8, etc.


28 posted on 07/04/2013 3:40:47 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Slings and Arrows

My all time, drugged out, wigged out names for children come from Frank Zappa.

Dweezil and Moon Unit.


29 posted on 07/04/2013 3:42:41 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Slings and Arrows

Rachel Jeantel.


30 posted on 07/04/2013 3:52:16 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: Gaffer

Zappa didn’t use drugs. His weirdness was his own.


31 posted on 07/04/2013 3:53:41 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Night Hides Not

Especially if it’s a boy.


32 posted on 07/04/2013 3:55:37 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Well, imagine that.


33 posted on 07/04/2013 4:00:53 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: verga
I even had a girl with the first name of Reagan.

I went to college with a girl named Reagan, in Virginia, too! The fun part was that she was born in 1964 (born right after the Goldwate speech). When she came of age, Reagan was president!
34 posted on 07/04/2013 4:59:22 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Arabica? Capuccino? Latte? Frapuccino? Joe? Cuppa? Black? Strong? Columbian? Starbucks?


35 posted on 07/04/2013 5:23:26 AM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: Slings and Arrows
"Zappa didn’t use drugs. His weirdness was his own."

Always shocked when I read things like that - like John Mayall kicking John McVie out of his band because of drug use.
I wonder how many other old rockers despised drug use?

36 posted on 07/04/2013 5:38:37 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Name the child “Here”. If twins name them “Here and Now”. My dog is named “Stay”.


37 posted on 07/04/2013 6:07:49 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Diuretic?


38 posted on 07/04/2013 6:48:04 AM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: martin_fierro

It’s no worse than naming your kid Random Frequent Flyer.


39 posted on 07/04/2013 7:49:11 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The average American voter is an idiot. Which is how the Dems want it.)
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To: Psalm 73

Well, there’s Ted Nugent, and...OK, I’m out.


40 posted on 07/04/2013 8:27:45 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Understood. I have three cats named Damnit.


41 posted on 07/04/2013 8:29:27 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That makes it easy to call them. As if they would come when you call them.


42 posted on 07/04/2013 8:45:38 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
My dog is named “Stay”.

So when you say "come, stay" he moves like what an inch?

43 posted on 07/04/2013 8:48:48 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: verga

Exactly. But I stole that from Steven Wright.


44 posted on 07/04/2013 8:59:21 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Why all the negative remarks? If a couple here posted they were not able to decide what to name their baby and picked two good names, would we be saying the same thing about them. The weren’t considering “Sky Blue April Morning” or Dawdle. It wasn’t a hyphenated last name. I have know normal people with both names. I have know couples who have sought outside input because of the same reason. The worst thing they did is choose a Starbucks. The matching tattoos are no on their foreheads so they are employable. They are a man and a woman. No hint in the story that they are on any goverment support. I bet their kid regardless of name would be a better president than Obama.


45 posted on 07/04/2013 9:14:27 AM PDT by ThomasThomas ("We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.")
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To: Conspiracy Guy
I thought that line sounded familiar
46 posted on 07/04/2013 9:22:15 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: verga

I steal sometimes but I don’t lie about it. ; )


47 posted on 07/04/2013 10:13:09 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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