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A mother is selling her rights to name her baby. Would you?

Posted by Kristi Palma  February 28, 2013 07:51 AM

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A mother is selling her rights to name her baby.

Natasha Hill, 26, of Los Angeles, won a contest on Belly Ballot, a social baby naming site that allows family and friends to vote for their favorite names. She will receive $5,000 in exchange for allowing Internet users to determine the name of her baby, due in September. People can vote on names for Hill's child on Belly Ballot beginning March 18.

She's not the first person to crowd source her baby's name. If you remember, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer sent a mass email seeking name suggestions for her baby last fall. Her 4 month-old son's name? Macallister.

Read what Hill plans to do with the money, courtesy of huffingtonpost.com.

This child will certainly have an interesting story to tell others about his or her name! Speaking of which, we want to hear the story behind your child's name. Tell us here.

Would you let strangers name your baby for a price? If so, how much?

EDITOR'S NOTE: This turned out to be a hoax. Read more here.

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Kristi Palma, Boston.com Moms producer, is the mom of a first grader and a preschooler. She is a writer who enjoys cooking her grandmother's Italian recipes (when her son isn't launching paper airplanes into them). Follow her on Twitter @kristipalma.
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