Thursday, March 25, 2010

Facebook Campaign: My Sister Will Name Her Baby Megatron

As you know, we support many Facebook campaigns. We’re all for Betty White hosting SNL. We love the idea of the 1985 NBC classic Thursday line-up coming back to TV for one night. And we wish that Mad Men would surprise us in Season 4 by bringing Sal back.

But some Facebook movements are a little bit beyond our comprehension. Take for example the “My sister says she will name her baby Megatron” campaign. The creator of the group proclaims that his sister has, in fact, agreed to name her impending heir – a son luckily – Megatron after the Transformers character, if he gets one million fans by the due date.

Here’s the rub. There are now several Megatron baby name sites.

MY SISTER SAID IF I GET ONE MILLION FANS SHE WILL NAME HER BABY MEGATRON,” which started in late February, sites a due date of August 9th and already has 1,588,000 vans – sorry baby boy Megatron. This appears to be the original, and we would assume legitimate, Megatron site.

Then there’s “MY SISTER SAYS IF I CAN GET 1 MILLION FANS SHE WILL NAME HER BABY MEGATRON,” which started on March 15 only has 256,098 with a deadline of April 16th. The Facebook group names are set apart by the simple addition of the word “can” in this second entry.

There are others but their followings are small.


So is the first Megatron site for real and the others just imposters? We’ll have to get back to you on that one but if you have any info, we’re dying to know.


And if the Megatron phenomenon appeals to you, maybe you’ll be inspired to start a Facebook group of your own. There’s variety in the Megatron craze including:

IF 100,000 PEOPLE JOIN I WILL LEGALLY CHANGE MY NAME TO MEGATRON – currently with 21,279 members.

If this group gets 10,000 Meg will change her name to MEGatron LEGALLY – luckily for Meg this group is only at 2,012 members.

Who knows, if they’re all successful, maybe Megatron will beat out Aidan as the most popular baby name of 2010.


No comments:

Post a Comment