Woman holds raf­fle to drum up baby names for her baby

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RED DEER, Alta. (CP) — Stymied when it came to pick­ing a name for their soon-to-be-born baby, a cou­ple from Stet­tler, Alta., are re­sort­ing to a web raf­fle to set­tle the is­sue.

“Time’s tick­ing away,” says Melissa Zim­mer­mann, who is 28 weeks preg­nant. “I’m get­ting closer and closer to my due date, and get­ting more and more pan­icked.”

The 23-year-old says she and her hus­band tried ev­ery­thing, even baby-nam­ing web­sites, but noth­ing struck them as right.

“It’s our sec­ond baby . . . and we picked the per­fect name for the first one (Carter) and couldn’t pick a name for the sec­ond one,” says Zim­mer­mann.

So she posted the rules for the con­test on her photography busi­ness’s blog — no names end­ing in X or Z or N, for in­stance.

But the rules aren’t iron-clad and on March 1 she’ll ran­domly pick a name, with the win­ner re­ceiv­ing a $50 gift cer­tifi­cate for photography.

“I don’t guar­an­tee I’ll use what­ever name I pick,” says Zim­mer­man.

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