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A bouncing baby Yahoo

Oh, grief. There are many people and things you can name your children after, why on Earth choose an internet service? Even if it did bring you and the baby’s father together. Lots of things can bring people together, but you don’t see names like “Joe Hedonism Bloggs” or “Tom Red Lion Smith” do you? So why curse someone with a name like “Lucian Yahoo Dragoman”?

Update: A factual correction to this story has now been posted.

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