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Popularity of the Baby Name Rina

Number of Babies Named Rina

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You Can’t Sell Baby Naming Rights on Craigslist

How do I know? Because one family tried, and they were denied.

An anonymous New Jersey couple welcomed their tenth child (ninth baby girl) last week.

The day after she was born, her father put up a Craigslist ad entitled “Baby Girl’s Naming Rights – $20000.” Here’s an excerpt:

We are a Jewish family that just gave birth to our 9th daughter. We would like to sell the opportunity to name our daughter to someone else. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who may not have had children, or someone looking to honor a relative etc. Or even to honor someone’s memory that was killed in the Holocuast.

In an interview with JTA, the father mentioned that his family is Sephardic and “out of relatives to name [children] after.” He also said that he and his wife were hoping for a biblical name.

But the Craigslist ad was soon flagged and taken down.

So the couple ended up choosing a name on their own. They settled on Rina, a Hebrew name meaning “joy.” (What do you think?)

Sources: Name a Jewish baby on Craigslist — for $20,000, Craigslist baby named

P.S. You also can’t sell baby naming rights via eBay. A newspaper ad might work, though.

What Would You Name the Hurricanes?

hurricaneThe six-month Atlantic hurricane season begins today. Here are this year’s hurricane names: Arlene, Bret, Cindy, Don, Emily, Franklin, Gert, Harvey, Irene, Jose, Katia, Lee, Maria, Nate, Ophelia, Philippe, Rina, Sean, Tammy, Vince and Whitney.

Gawker’s Brian Moylan “decided to take a stab at replacing this year’s list of stormy monikers with some that feel a bit more current.” Here’s what he came up with: Aiden, Belle, Cassidy, Diabolique, Egg McMuffin, Franco, Gaga, Hailey, IMDb, Jose (we’re keeping that for multicultural purposes), Kal-El, LV Louis Vuitton, Moroccan, Neruda, Oprah, Palin, Real Housewife, Snooki, Twitpic, Victory and Wintour.

If you could choose this year’s hurricane names, which names would be on the list?

(If you want to follow the NHC’s pattern properly, remember to alternate between female and male names. Otherwise, choose whatever names you like.)

Sources: National Hurricane Center, HuffPo