Madelyn Wins Out in Facebook Poll to Name Baby

Feb 3, 2012 4:16pm

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What’s in a name? A lot, according to the more-than-4,200 people who took the time to vote in Facebook poll to determine what Dave and Lindsey Meske of Crystal Lake, Ill., should name their newborn baby daughter.

The Meskes set up the poll, which drew votes from places as far off as Germany, New Zealand and Iceland,  after finding themselves unable to decide on a baby name they both agreed on.

“Lindsey had more friends and family on Facebook, so I had to even the playing field,” Dave Meske, 27, told the Chicago Tribune, explaining the couple’s decision to open it up to the public.

Voters were allowed to choose between four names McKenna, Addilyne, Madelyn and Emily. One of Dave Meske’s choices, Madelyn, came in first with 1,310 votes , followed by Emily with 1,265 votes. McKenna, came in third with 938 votes and Addilyne got last with 687 votes.

Madelyn was born Tuesday, weighing 7 pounds, 14 ounces. She joins a 4-year-old sister, Brianna.

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