Man Sold Rights to Name Baby for $100 Gas Card

…and it wasn’t to GoldenPalace.com.

ABC News reported yesterday that a Florida man sold the rights to name his unborn son (due in December) to a trio of radio hosts in exchange for a gas card.

David Partin called the Orlando-based Dixon & Willoughby morning show last week after the hosts asked what listeners were willing to do in exchange for a $100 gas card. (Currently, gas costs $4.06 a gallon in Florida.)

“We heard from Partin immediately, and he knocked the other offers out of the park,” said J. Willoughby, one of the WHTQ co-hosts.

The hosts (and their executive producer, Alan Spector) had wanted the given name to be “Dixon & Willoughby With Alan Spector,” but all parties eventually agreed on Dixon Willoughby.

The radio hosts, who joked that they plan to be in the delivery room when Dixon Willoughby is born, said that the gas card won’t be handed over until the name is official.

“[Partin will get the card] when he shows us the birth certificate,” said Willoughby.

Source: Dad Trades Baby’s Name for $100 Gas Card

UPDATE: What Happened to the Gas Card Baby?


One thought on “Man Sold Rights to Name Baby for $100 Gas Card

  1. What an awful way to be named, although I suppose there are worse ideas and worse names. At least the poor fella can go by Dick or Will, if he chooses.

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