Blogger sells his name: he's now "Mr. Freebeestore"
February 7, 2007 5:52pm CST
24-year-old Canadian Scott MacDonald has changed his name to "Mr. Freebeestore" as the result of an auction in which he sold his name. The Toronto-based Internet company known as www.freebeestore.com is paying him $37,001 to legally change his name for one year following an online auction that was held at his blog, Choosemyname.com. According to Canada.com, MacDonald's older brother Kyle " gained attention last summer with his blog, oneredpaperclip.com, which resulted in him making a series of trades beginning with a red paperclip and ending with him securing a house in Kipling. He is now working on a book and a movie about his adventure." Would you sell your name for cash? If so, how much green would it take?
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12 Feb 07
i have read about the paperclip thing in reader's digest.cool,huh?well, asformy name, wouldn't trade it for cash,it has special meaning to me and my parents geve me that and i was baptize in a catholic church.i don't see any reason why would i have to swithc name justfor cash.
• United States
9 Feb 07
Definitely strange. Proof that money can sometimes buy anyone? I'm not sure I'd change my name unless it was a LOT more than $37k. LOL I do remember the redpaperclip episode and I was so totally amazed at how it ended up!
• United States
8 Feb 07
I don't think that I would sell my name for any amount of money, but who knows. People will definitely do some strange things for either money, attention, or fame. I have heard of people legally changing their names to far stranger things than "Freebiestore", actually, although that's a pretty good one. I can't remember examples off of the top of my head, but I was watching a chat show awhile back where the host had some people on who had changed their names to really bizarre things, things that you would never consider wanting as your name *laugh* Or things that at least i would never consider as wanting for my own name, let me tell you! LOL ^_^