The new father spotted an advertisement on Facebook from a Swiss start-up called Twifi, which offered free Wi-Fi for 18 years to anyone who named their child after the company. If someone has a daughter, her name would be Twifia, and if someone has a son, his name would be Twifus.
“Simply upload a photo of your child’s civil birth certificate. After verification, Twifi will give you 18 years of free internet,” the advert reads.
The couple, who have chosen to name anonymous, have used it as the girl’s second middle name, and say they will put the money they would otherwise have spent on Wi-Fi into a savings account for their daughter hoping she will be able to drive and buy a car when she turns 18, Kidspot reports.
“The longer I thought about it, the more unique the name became for me, and that was when the thing got its charm,” the father was quoted as saying in LADbible.
The new mother, who was hesitant at first (understandably so), said she finally came around to the idea when she considered the broader perspective.
“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.”
Twifi Founder and CEO Philippe Fotsch said they would continue to pay for the couple’s Internet even if the company were to go out of business as “it’s a matter of honour”.
Apparently the offer’s still valid if anybody’s interested.