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A couple named their baby girl “Twifia” after the Swiss internet company Twifi to get free home internet for 18 years.
In an online advertisement, Twifi dared parents to name their newborn babies after the company in exchange for 18 years of free Wi-Fi. The internet provider said parents could name their baby “Twifius” for a boy or “Twifia” for a girl.
According to Twifi, parents only need to upload their child’s birth certificate to the company’s website to qualify for free internet service. After the verification process, the family will get 18 years of free internet service from Twifi.
The parents, who wanted to remain anonymous, decided to accept the offer and named their baby girl “Twifia.” According to them, they hesitated with the decision at first because they felt embarrassed to use the name. Eventually, they decided to take the offer and used “Twifia” as their baby daughter’s second middle name. According to the parents, the more they thought about the name, the more it seemed unique and charming to them. They realized the name could mean “connection” or “eternal bond.”
The 30- and 35-year-old parents of Twifia also saw the offer as an opportunity to save for their daughter’s future. They have decided to put the money saved from not having to pay for internet for 18 years into an account for her.
Despite being accused of selling their child’s name, the parents said their daughter could also use the money to change her name in the future if she wanted to.
Other parents are still welcome to take on the challenge, according to the company. Twifi CEO Philippe Fotsch promised that the company will continue to honor its commitment to provide free Wi-Fi to the family even if Twifi goes bankrupt.