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Would You Let the Facebook Community Pick Your Baby's Name?


Less than a week ago a baby girl was born to the Meske family in Crystal Lake, Ill. This new addition's name wasn't chosen by parents Lindsey and Dave though -- at least not completely. More than 4,000 people helped make this momentous decision.

According to the Chicago Tribune, there was a bit of friendly, inner familial dispute on what to name the child, so the Meske's posed the question with four potential names to the entire Facebook community: McKenna, Addilyne, Madelyn and Emily. Madelyn won with 1,310 of the more than 4,200 votes on the "Name My Child" poll. Emily was the second choice with 1,265 votes.

Watch the local news report on the unconventional naming method:

The Tribune reports Dave saying he's pleased with the choice Facebook helped make. When asked if the family would use Facebook again in the naming process, Dave said they already have a boy's name ready -- Cooper -- and would consider Facebook should they have trouble picking a girl's name again in the future.

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