A Swiss couple has named their baby daughter Twifia after Internet start-up Twifi and won themselves 18 years of free wi-fi internet.
The young couple responded to a Facebook ad from Twifi, a Swiss Internet provider, which dared parents to name their newborn Twifus (if it was a boy) or Twifia (if it was a girl) in exchange for 18 years of free internet.
The parents, aged 30 and 35, ultimately decided that Twifia wasnât that bad of a name, and the thought of getting free internet for 18 years and putting that money in a savings account for their daughter was appealing.
So after thinking it over, they decided to make it official, putting down âTwifiaâ as their daughterâs middle name on her birth certificate.
âThe more I thought about it, the more unique the name became to me, and thatâs when the thing acquired its charm,âÂ the girlâs father said.Â The mother wasnât sold on the idea at first, but she eventually agreed.
âItâs his child too,â the mother said. âAnd for me, the nameÂ TwifiaÂ also stands for connection in this context. For an eternal bond! There are much worse names. And the more often we say âTwifiaâ, the heartier the name sounds!â
After careful consideration, the Swiss couple decided to remain anonymous, admitting that they felt âsomewhatÂ embarrassedâ about their decision, and didnât want to justify their choice of name for their daughter to anyone.
âWe want to remain anonymous to those around us because we donât want to justify ourselves. Because the accusation of having sold our childâs name hits us very hard,â the parents said. âWe are also a little ashamed.â
Twifi boss Philippe Fotsch applauded the coupleâs decision, and promised to keep up their end of the bargain, even if the company goes bankrupt by 2018, saying that it was âa matter of honorâ. Fotsch also toldÂ kidspot.com.au that his companyâs offer still stands if other new parents are willing to name their babies Twifus or Twifia.
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