Back in 2018, a woman gave birth to a bouncing baby boy named Bitcoin.
How do you honor something, say an item, that has been instrumental in transforming your life, well, financial life? For a couple in Crimea, Bitcoin is what transformed their life the most. And so, in honor of Bitcoin, they decided to name their newborn son Bitcoin.
The parents (especially the baby’s father) are cryptocurrency enthusiasts, and their special love for Bitcoin can clearly be demonstrated by the fact that they decided to call their newborn son Bitcoin. The father, Oleg, a native of Crimea, said that they would forever be grateful to Bitcoin because it helped improve their family’s financial status.
More Children, More Crypto Names
35-year-old Oleg is a huge cryptocurrency enthusiast. He even settled on crypto-inspired names for their subsequent children. If the next child is a daughter, then they will name her Dasha – in honor of the altcoin, Dash. If the next child is a son, then they will call him Satoshi, in honor of Satoshi Nakamoto, the name of the presumed creator(s) of Bitcoin who also wrote the bitcoin whitepaper. (Never mind that Satoshi Nakamoto still remains a mysterious figure who has never been 100% verified.)
Trend of Weird Baby Names Is Not New
While naming your child Bitcoin might sound like a strange idea, the trend is not new at all. Indeed, history is full of names so outrageous that you would probably find it difficult to believe parents actually gave those names to their children.
For example, in 1918, many parents were obsessed with setting reasonable expectations for their children. That is how some parents gave their children names like Constant, Pleasant, and Vanilla. The culture of parents using current trends, passions, or obsessions to name their children continues to thrive even in modern times. It looks like this will hold true in the future.
Just recently, Elon Musk named his son X Æ A-12. Quite a strange one, but yes, that is the name of Elon Musk’s son, whom he shares with Canadian singer Grimes. When Musk first announced the name via Twitter, fans questioned if the name was serious or just another of Elon’s jokes, while others wondered how the name could be pronounced or wanted to know the meaning behind it. Well, Grimes offered some explanation, which still sounded strange to some.
Bitcoin is Not the Only Option; Expect More Crypto Names
With the increasing popularity of cryptocurrencies, we can expect some more interesting names that are inspired by various coins. Do not be surprised, therefore, to hear popular crypto names among newborns in the near future. It will likely be a matter of time before we start seeing babies with names like Ethereum, Litecoin, or Dogecoin, among others.