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"Couple Names Baby ‘Yahoo’"

From The Register:

A newborn baby boy has been named “Yahoo” by a Romanian couple – cos they met over the net.

Mum and Dad – Cornelia and Nonu Dragoman – courted online for three

months before finally tying the knot, reports a local paper by way of Reuters. Lucian Yahoo Dragoman was born last month.

“We named him Lucian Yahoo after my father and the net, the main beacon of my life,” said mum Cornelia.

Funny, that’s how I used to mentally refer to an old VP of R&D I used to work for. That man has the sense of vision that God gave oysters.

8 replies on “"Couple Names Baby ‘Yahoo’"”

Well, I mean it’s not like they met via Yahoo.. it was just their way of commemorating the manner in which they met… In other words, it doesn’t have to be the actual place(so to speak), it can be something related.

So, personally, I think that “BoingBoing DeVilla” has a nice ring to it… But then again, “Metafilter DeVilla” rolls off the tongue also.

I wouldn’t go with “Gawker DeVilla” though… that’s just a prescription for a lot of trips to the child psychologist.

I suppose that they don’t really know about that horrible comedian years back named Yahoo Serious. Wasn’t he from Australia?

Yes, even before the rise of the Internet, there was this Australian guy named Yahoo Serious.

I’d change my name too, if it sounded like a sentence – or an accusation: “Greg peed!”

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