Newborn Baby Officially Named After Internet Provider to Get 18 Years’ Free WiFi
Wednesday, 21st October 2020
People will do a lot of things for free products and services… but is naming your child a step too far?
Two new parents didn’t think so, who decided to name their newborn baby ‘Twifia’ after the Swiss internet provider, Twifi.
The company advertised this peculiar deal on their website, where if parents named their baby either Twifius or Twifia, they will get free broadband until the child is an adult.
Twifi’s website reads: "Upload a photo of your child's civil birth certificate. After verification, Twifi will give you 18 years of free internet."
The 30 and 35-year old couple are using the savings that they would have spent on internet bills to build a savings account for their daughter. The hope is that she’ll be able to learn to drive or buy a car when she turns 18.
Twifi’s standard internet package costs 24 Swiss Francs a month, which is equivalent to £20.42*. That’s a total saving of 5,184 Swiss Francs over 18 years, or a whopping £4410.72*.
However, let’s hope the parents are getting the super high-speed internet deal instead of the standard package in exchange for their baby daughter’s name!
Speaking with Kidspot, the father said: "The longer I thought about it, the more unique the name became for me, and that was when the thing got its charm."
"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 parents, who don’t want their identity revealed, commented: "We want to remain anonymous to those around us because we don't want to justify ourselves.”
"The accusation of having sold our child's name hits us very hard. We are also a little ashamed."
The owner of Twifi, Philippe Fotsch, has said he'll pay for their Wi-Fi connection if the company does ever go bust 'as a matter of honour'.
We wonder if there will be any other parents to take up the offer... would you?
*Figures correct at time of writing (Oct 2020).