A $10,000 Question of the Day

The lede from a Times story from this weekend about relatives offering money to name a baby:

When Frank Hudock, 35, a restaurant manager in the Chicago area, first told his wife, Jennifer Hudock, 30, an executive assistant, that his grandparents wanted them to name their son Frank, per generations of family tradition, her response was, “That’s never going to happen.”

They had just decided on a name they both agreed on — Max — after arguing about dozens of others, and that had been a big relief.

But then the grandparents threw in a sweetener: an offer of $10,000 in exchange for choosing Frank.

The question of the day: Would you accept $10,000 (or any amount of money, really) to allow someone else to name your baby?



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