Corporate Baby Name Day is dedicated to the idea of selling the rights to baby names to world famous corporations. Perhaps this is one of the most unusual children’s holidays in the world. It can hardly be taken seriously, which does not prevent it from existing and for some people even remaining relevant.
It all started with a 2001 parent survey asking moms and dads if they were willing to sell the rights to name their child name to a corporation for half a million dollars. The names Pepsi, Jeep and many others were cited as examples. Almost half of the parents answered that they would gladly take advantage of such an opportunity. The results of the survey were widely publicized on August 6 – it is not surprising this day went down in history.
The survey was inspired by a true story: a couple from New York tried to sell the rights to their baby’s name through Internet platforms. Half a million dollars was the starting price. The offer did not interest anyone, and the child acquired a normal name.
How to take part
If you like this idea, think about how original the names of famous corporations sound as baby names. If great brands have been named after people for decades and centuries, why not do the reverse? Think about what an easy way it might be to wean a child from junk food – a kid named Coca-Cola will surely hate this drink so much that he will never touch it in his life.
Seriously, Corporate Baby Name Day is a great occasion to reflect on what the capitalist system has done to our society. Corporations have already penetrated our lives so much, they even touch the lives of babies. However, perhaps many young families are simply in dire need of money.
When is Corporate Baby Name Day celebrated in 2024?
Corporate Baby Name Day is observed on August 6 each year.