Parents in Swizterland have named their child after their internet company in exchange for free WiFi for 18 years.
The baby is now named Twifia after Swiss internet company Twifi.
The idea was a marketing stunt by Twifi. They advertised the deal on their website, stating that parents who named their kids Twifius or Twifia would get free internet until their child becomes an adult.
The terms were pretty simple.
“Simply upload a photo of your child’s civil birth certificate. After verification, Twifi will give you 18 years of free internet.”
And one couple decided to take them up on the offer. Very, very wisely, they’ve decided to remain anonymous. Which sadly isn’t something the child will be able to do for much longer.
Thankfully, their little girl only has her second middle name as Twifia. And the parents are going to give her the money they would have spent on internet bills to her when she turns 19.
The dad said: “The longer I thought about it, the more unique the name became for me, and that was when the thing got its charm.”
But the decision to get free WiFi wasn’t an easy one, according to Twifia’s mum.
“We want to remain anonymous to those around us because we don’t want to justify ourselves,” she said. “Because the accusation of having sold our child’s name hits us very hard. We are also a little ashamed.”
No need to be ashamed! We’ve renamed the DubaiLAD editor as Andy DEWA du Etisalat Buchan after this, fingers crossed!