KELOWNA, B.C. – In the end, a sci-fi demon named Cthulhu did not become the name-sake for a Kelowna baby born to parents who turned to the internet for name ideas.
Amelia Savannah Joy McLaughlin was born April 7th, five days past her due date, at 3:42 A.M.
Baby, mother and father (Alysha and Stephen McLaughlin) are said to be resting peacefully, although the website created to find a name for their new arrival http://www.namemydaughter.com still says “Name Pending”.
Amelia was the second favourite first name among more than 150,000 votes during the last three months, second only to Cthulhu.
It didn’t stop fans of the sci-fi creature name from suggesting Amelia will always have that nick-name.
“All bow down to the great and powerful Cthulhu,” posted Kathryn on the Facebook birth announcement.
While All-Spark, the favourite middle name of voters, wasn’t chosen, the new McLaughlin baby was given two middle names.
Of-The-Sea, Le-Dash-A, Salad and Pond were other middle name suggestions in the top 10 not taken.
The couple started the web page to assist family and friends who wanted to weigh in ahead of the baby’s birth.
The mother has two other children from a previous relationship.