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He set up a website - NameMyDaughter.com - and did a casual reddit AMA that generated even more name suggestions. Most of the submissions were actually surprisingly reasonable, if a bit nerdy.
The couple gave birth to their daughter on April 7 and went with the name Amelia Savannah Joy McLaughlin.
Despite getting the most votes, Stephen said the name "Cthulhu" wasn't agreed upon with his wife. He said on his website;
"Unfortunately internet I know better than to trust you. We will ultimately be making the final decision, Alas my daughter shall not be named WackyTaco692. Sorry guys the wife wouldn't go for a free for all."It seems the experiment was at least a partial success. "Amelia" stuck. That means the little girl is pretty much destined to grow up to be Doctor Who fan. Plus, she'll always have the story of how she narrowly escaped being named Stormageddon Salad McLaughlin.