Wi-fi is an expensive but necessary service in today’s society. A pair of new parents in Switzerland tried to find a cheap way out by naming their baby after an internet provider in exchange for 18 years of free Wi-Fi.
Swiss internet provider Twifi is running a deal offering any couple that name their bundles of joy either Twifius or Twifia in exchange for free Twifi Wi-Fi until the child turns 18-years-old and becomes an adult.
On their website, they invited couples to simply upload a picture of their child’s civil birth certificate, and after verification, they will receive the free internet.
A couple, who prefer to remain anonymous, have taken them up on that offer and given their baby girl the second middle name of Twifia.
“We want to remain anonymous to those around us because we don’t want to justify ourselves. Because the accusation of having sold our child’s name hits us very hard. We are also a little ashamed,” said the dad.
“The longer I thought about it, the more unique the name became for me, and that was when the thing got its charm,” said the dad.
While the mom took some time to come around to the idea, she has found a sweet meaning in it.
“And for me, the name Twifia also stands for connection in this context. For an eternal bond!” she said.”There are much worse names. And the more often we say ‘Twifia’, the heartier the name sounds!”
They have also promised to put away the money they would have spent on Wi-Fi into an account for the baby, which she can hopefully use to buy a car when she is of age.