Letting the Internet Choose Your Baby’s Name

Received this very nice note from GeekDad reader Jason Morrison, who is doing something really cool to help he and his wife choose their new child’s name:

Hi, I’m an engineer at Google and a big fan of the Geek Dad book. I thought you might interested in a fun, geeky charity project my family is doing.

We’re expecting a baby May 19th, and we need to pick a name for him. To narrow down our list of names and raise money for Save the Children, we’re asking everyone – friends, family, and the whole Internet – to vote on a name for our baby. For each vote, we (and some of my co-workers at Google) will donate $1 to Save the Children. That means each vote will provide a polio vaccine to a child in need.

This is totally fun, and a very nice way to do some good as well. Go check out his website, and put in your vote as well! I think we need to suggest some even geekier ideas, though. How about “The Doctor,” or “Obi-Wan?”

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He became the Publisher of GeekDad in 2007, and the owner in 2010. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.