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Mom Sells Unborn Baby's Naming Rights on eBay

Mom Sells Unborn Baby's Naming Rights on eBay

Can't decide what to call your impending babe? Put its naming rights up for auction on eBay! That's what an unemployed Arkansas mother of six is doing for her seventh baby.

With her husband in the Navy and stationed hundreds of miles away, and her financial troubles growing, Lavonne Drummond placed the ad on Sunday to raise money to "pay for a new car (one that can fit my BIG family) some baby cloths, and maybe if some one is generious [sic] enough a new house. but we are despritly [sic] in need of a new car."

The winning bidder will pick the legal first name for her son and meet him after he is born on Sept. 16. With just three days left in the auction, Drummond is a long way from the $25,000 she hopes to raise, but a flood of traffic on the site has raised the current bid to $2,550.

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skigurl skigurl 7 years
whoa i think we all agree she shouldn't be having more children if she can't afford it, but medenginer: i'm not sure putting her family up for adoption is a necessary step at this point. holy that's a harsh thing to say.
Sarana Sarana 7 years
Why is she having a 7th child if she doesn't have any money? If I was her sister I would cut her off and where does her husbands income go to?
medenginer medenginer 7 years
If she's that worried about the welfare of this child she should place it up for adoption along with the other ones. Her wanting a better life for her children is admirable but she needs to find a better way to achieve that.
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
I would have to agree with controlling how many kids she has. It's not like it was a surprise, shes got a 3, 2, and 1 year old, means shes getting pregnant immediatly after the last one. If you cannot afford them, just dont have any more. I think the name selling is silly, but whatever.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 7 years
I won't say my rude comments.. to each their own I guess. ANd good luck to her
skigurl skigurl 7 years,2933,537426,00.html?test=latestnews here's a pic of her and her family plus an article...she actually looks totally normal and so do her kids she does have a husband: Drummond — whose six children are 19, 16, 14, 3, 2 and 1 — said the proposal hasn't exactly struck friends and relatives as a savvy financial move. And her husband, Richard, a Navy sailor stationed in Virginia, doesn't even know about it yet.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
good point, the husband thing is a little misleading...she's obviously getting his salary from the Navy which wouldn't put her in "poor single mother" territory furthermore, no one seems to care about this poor BABY who is going to get some random name from some (could be) freaky person
Spiderlove Spiderlove 7 years
Wait... is she a single mother or not? Lilsugars story says theres a husband in the Navy, whereas runningesq's post doesn't say that at all. Either way, she should totally stop having kids she cannot afford. I need a new car and would love someone to pay MY bills for me too! Sheesh!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
she should use whatever money she gets for permanent birth control.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
Im am doing this only to help my family. I'm a single mother of 6 soon to be 7 kids and i am in a tight situation. We live in a small house located in Arkansas, wich is barely enough room for all of us. I have no job or anny source of income so my sister pays for my rent, my phone bill, water bill, gas bill, ALL MY BILLS. And our car is on the last leg of its life. So all the money will be used to pay for a new car (one that can fit my BIG family) some baby cloths, and maybe if some one is generious enough a new house. but we are despritly in need of a new car, so we hope to get around 20-25 thousound. So please help out a great family in need. Read the letters to her and her responses. I wouldn't be surprised if this was a scam.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
Maybe she should stop having children if she and her husband cannot afford to raise them.
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