Saturday, July 12, 2008

Man Sells Baby's Name

Did you hear about this man in Florida (pictured) who sold the rights to his unborn baby's name — for a $100 gas card?

From the Associated Press:
David Partin recently heard that a local radio station was giving $100 worth of free gas to the listener who called in with the most interesting item to trade. Central Florida radio hosts Richard Dixon and J. Willoughby were quick to take Partin up on his offer, The Orlando Sentinel reports.

When the baby is born this winter, he will be named Dixon and Willoughby Partin — with the "and" included.

Partin's girlfriend, Samantha, says at least her son will have an interesting story about how he got his name.

I admire the mom for being a good sport here. But for me to sell my baby's naming rights, I'd want a heck of a lot more than than a $100 gas card. Sheesh.

Shall we start the bidding at a $150 gift certificate to Olive Garden?