Sunday, June 10, 2012

No, Clembough Is Not a Century Name

Groupon is offering a deal this week where they'll name your baby for $1,000.

From the offer's description:
Groupon will relieve you of the burden of naming your baby by bestowing a specially selected, custom first name upon your infant son or daughter. Purchasers will e-mail Groupon with their voucher number, and we will e-mail you back with a name for your child based on the name's aesthetic value and for how it might look emblazoned on a trophy one day—for a child named by Groupon will grow tall and proud, and he or she will be a beacon of hope in a world that is in such desperate need of one. 
Limit one per parent, unless you have twins, triplets or quadruplets, in which case you can buy one per child. Groupon, the official World's Foremost Authority in Baby Naming™, will name your child or children "Clembough". No substitutes or modifications. Spelling non-negotiable.
It's been speculated that this deal is just a Father's Day publicity stunt, though as of press time, at least one person has purchased the offer.

Clembough, incidentally, is not a Century Name — in that, it doesn't appear to have existed in any century (including this one). So I really can't endorse it.