Country Singer Asks Fans to Name Baby

In mid-1991, country music singer Paulette Carlson asked fans to help her name her baby:

She has invited fans to stop by her booth at the annual Fan Fair music festival in Nashville, Tenn., from June 10 to June 14, and submit names. The winning entrant will receive a picnic basket with treats.

Was the winning suggestion really used as the baby’s name?

According to country music site, on July 10, 1991, “Paulette Carlson and husband Randy Smith have a daughter, Cali Gabriel Smith, in Anchorage, Alaska. The baby was named during a contest at Fan Fair.”

Paulette’s website confirms that the baby was a girl, and named Cali. It doesn’t mention the Fan Fair, though.

Source: “Paulette Carlson.” Star-News [Wilmington, NC] 30 May 1991: 2A.

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