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(Mirror.co.uk)   In exchange for 18-years' free WiFi, parents name their baby after internet provider. They say they'll put the money they save into an account for their daughter to use when she goes into therapy   (mirror.co.uk) divider line
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2020-10-16 10:07:53 PM  
What ever happened to all of the kids named GoldenPalace.com?
 
2020-10-16 10:08:08 PM  
when you give your baby girl the first name Cox, things may get complicated
 
2020-10-16 10:08:56 PM  
Sorry but "Twifia" sounds vaguely like a sex act.
 
2020-10-16 10:09:24 PM  
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2020-10-16 10:09:53 PM  

Kalyco Jack: Sorry but "Twifia" sounds vaguely like a sex act.


Still better than "Qweefia", though.
 
2020-10-16 10:10:20 PM  
they feel "a little ashamed" by their decision

Only a little?
 
2020-10-16 10:10:26 PM  

COVID19: when you give your baby girl the first name Cox, things may get complicated


Congratulations, Mr. Ucker, it's a girl!
 
2020-10-16 10:11:21 PM  
how soon will companies start paying people to get a tattoo of their company logo on their forehead?
 
2020-10-16 10:12:44 PM  
Was it Cox? DNRTFA
 
2020-10-16 10:18:07 PM  
"Simply upload a photo of your child's civil birth certificate. After verification, Twifi will give you 18 years of free internet."

And then never refer to the child as "Twifi" ever again.  Seems absurdly easy to game.
 
2020-10-16 10:19:07 PM  
At today's rate? It's an investment.

If technological advancements followed a competitive market like dialup did we'd all have at least gigabit service at $19.95, and even the poorest would have 10 megabit for $5.99 if it wasn't a city service that's part of your taxes like roads.

We pay far too much and fr them it's mostly profit.
 
2020-10-16 10:24:28 PM  
What's the over/under on the company going bankrupt before the child learns to speak?
 
2020-10-16 10:27:56 PM  
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2020-10-16 10:34:18 PM  
Nice to meet you, Twifi, my name is Comcast.
 
2020-10-16 10:38:03 PM  
Jokes on them when this internet provider either goes out of business or gets swallowed up in 3 years time.
 
2020-10-16 10:46:23 PM  
Sorry I didn't get my homework done, Xfinity went down on me quite a few times last night.
 
2020-10-16 10:47:13 PM  

fusillade762: "Simply upload a photo of your child's civil birth certificate. After verification, Twifi will give you 18 years of free internet."

And then never refer to the child as "Twifi" ever again.  Seems absurdly easy to game.


Looks like they already figured that one out:
"The parents, who have used it as the girl's second middle name, ..."
 
2020-10-16 10:53:38 PM  
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2020-10-16 11:01:19 PM  

40 degree day: What ever happened to all of the kids named GoldenPalace.com?


tried looking it up.  can't find any solid info.  but I though at lest one changed their name as soon as they hit 18, and though I heard another one their some of their extended family sued for custody cause of the name.  Something bout the name would cause harm to the kid(don't know if they won or not).
 
2020-10-16 11:11:09 PM  

wantingout: how soon will companies start paying people to get a tattoo of their company logo on their forehead?


that started years ago. eBay had some to do with this - they didn't do their logo, they facilitated the transaction(s) online.
 
2020-10-16 11:13:45 PM  
Acclaim tried this shiat too.
 
2020-10-16 11:16:59 PM  
At least they didn't named her "Chia Pet."
 
2020-10-16 11:27:05 PM  

MattyBlast: Nice to meet you, Twifi, my name is Comcast.


And your "professional" name is Xfiniti.[sic]
 
2020-10-16 11:29:26 PM  
So what happens when they go out of business in 3 years?
 
2020-10-16 11:30:23 PM  
Wow, there's all kinds of kinds of women in Oakland with the name Twifia.   They should ask for freebies.
 
2020-10-16 11:33:12 PM  
Was it Cox? I'd like the baby to be named Cox.
 
2020-10-16 11:34:13 PM  
I wonder what happened to that rich girl whose father named her after his yacht? I bet it wasn't good.

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2020-10-16 11:44:37 PM  

clawsoon: What's the over/under on the company going bankrupt before the child learns to speak?


The company probably just bought some kind of annuity product that pays out at expected future market rates (taking into account inflation) and that offsets the cost. If the company ever went bankrupt, whoever buys the assets would also assume the debts and would also end up with that contraption, which shouldn't cost them much or anything to deliver on.

It's a publicity stunt of course but considering all the free press they get out of it, maybe worthwhile.
 
2020-10-16 11:50:29 PM  

MattyBlast: Nice to meet you, Twifi, my name is Comcast.


Nice to meet you also, I'm At&t
 
2020-10-16 11:51:55 PM  
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2020-10-17 12:03:11 AM  
Do not let the internet name your baby.

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2020-10-17 12:09:24 AM  
Is that one of those countries that deny your child's name if it's too stupid?
 
2020-10-17 12:35:36 AM  
Reminds me of the Oregon town that renamed itself half.com for a year.

Halfway Oregon
 
2020-10-17 12:51:33 AM  
Maybe she'll turn out to be a Prodigy...
 
2020-10-17 2:27:55 AM  

jdbob: Reminds me of the Oregon town that renamed itself half.com for a year.

Halfway Oregon


How are things in Scoonthorpe these days?
 
2020-10-17 2:51:40 AM  
I know somebody who gave their kid the middle name Danger. I do not expect it worked out that well. But I'm not sure anything those parents would have done would have worked out that well.

Then Again, one of my kids is named after a character from Star Trek. So I got nothing to say.
 
2020-10-17 3:39:04 AM  
There's definitely something creepy about naming your daughter Virgin Mobile. Fo shizzle, yo.
 
2020-10-17 10:38:23 AM  

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I'd call her Patty.
 
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