A Swiss couple have named their new baby after an internet provider in exchange for free 18 years WIFI connection.
Swiss internet provider Twifi has been advertising the offer on its website, stating that parents who name their little ones Twifius or Twifia will surf the web free of charge until the child turn to an adult.
The promo requires interested parents to “Simply upload a photo of your child’s civil birth certificate. After verification, Twifi will give you 18 years of free internet.”
And the new parents, 30 and 35-year-old who have chosen to remain anonymous, reportedly took Twifi up on the offer by naming their baby girl Twifia.
The parents, who have used it as the girl’s second middle name, say they will put the money they would otherwise have spent on WiFi into a savings account for their daughter, hoping she will be able to learn to drive and buy a car when she turns 18.
The dad said: “The longer I thought about it, the more unique the name became for me, and that was when the thing got its charm.” Though his wife admits to being hesitant at first, she said: “For me, the name Twifia also stands for connection in this context. For an eternal bond.
“There are much worse names. And the more often we say ‘Twifia’, the heartier the name sounds.”
The pair have put the name on their daughter’s birth certificate, behind two other first names, but say they have been left torn over the decision.
“We want to remain anonymous to those around us because we don’t want to justify ourselves,” they said. “Because the accusation of having sold our child’s name hits us very hard. We are also a little ashamed.”
It’s reported Twifi boss Philippe Fotsch has pledged to pay for their internet even if his company goes bust as a “matter of honour” – and he added Twifi’s offer is still open to other new parents.