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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Crowd-Sourcing for Baby Name: Would You?

Marissa Mayer: Outsourcing or Crowd-Sourcing Baby Name?

They had nine months to think about it, but Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and her husband Zack Bogue evidently couldn’t select a name for their baby boy. But Marissa has been busy, being named head of one of the biggest companies in the world and all. Their son was born this week and has yet to be named. After the birth, Marissa and Zack sent a mass email out to friends and family announcing their baby’s arrival and also asking for name suggestions.

They wrote:

Hi All -

Zack and I welcomed BBB (Baby Boy Bogue) into our family last night.

He arrived exactly one week ahead of schedule at 22:22 p.m. on 9/30/12, weighing 8 lbs 14 oz and is 21”³ tall.  He is now officially BBBB Big Baby Boy Bogue!  We are all very happy and excited.  Name TBD suggestions welcome!

With love and happiness,

Marissa & Zack (via Forbes)

Yup, Marissa Mayer is crowd-sourcing for a name. But this makes sense. Since the couple is so immersed in the internet, why not include a tech outreach in their naming of their baby? Of course, one could cynically argue that this is just the beginning of Mayer’s outsourcing her parenting. She already came out saying that she would be working from home for the next one or two weeks and then will immediately head back to the office. Is this just the beginning of the couple letting others parent their child? Or is it merely a fun way to get some suggestions, and nothing more should be read into it? At the end of the day, Mayer will always be BBB’s mom.

Would you or did you send out an email or social media message out for baby name suggestions?

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