Social media went wild when a man claimed to have named his son “Fidgit Spinner.”
Fidget spinners have become the new viral toy worldwide. It makes sense that someone would eventually name their dog or kid after it.
However, after closer inspection, many are now realising that it’s all for the sake of comedy, despite the father of Fidgit Spinner holding up what appeared to be a legit birth certificate.
Comedian Tim Savage, AKA Skweezy Jibbs trolled the internet when he recounted the story of his son’s birth, claiming on his Facebook page that he got a random call from a past one night stand claiming to be in labour:
“SO I GET THIS RANDOM ASS CALL AN SOME CHICK IS LIKE IM GIVIN BIRTH LIKE RITE NOW AN ITS URS ? I WAS LIKE WTF R U SURE AN SHE WAS LIKE YEA ? SO I DROVE MY ASS UP 2 BAKERSFIELD AN SHES LIKE WILL U SIGN THA BIRTH CERTIFICATE AS THA FATHER AN I WAS LIKE SHIT ONLY IF I GET 2 NAME HIM AN SHE WAS LIKE OK FINE ? SO I MADE SURE 2 PICK A 1 OF A KIND NAME THAT EVERY1 IS GONNA THINK IS MAD SICK ? HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY LIL FIDGIT SPINNER.”
His post invited a flurry of comments from people believing his story to be true, with comments showing sympathy for the child now named “Fidgit.” Others, however, seemed to be in on the joke.
Some even shared their own experiences with strangely named people.
One person mentioned that they went to school with a person named Lollypop. Another claimed that their friend legitimately called her son Mega Man.
Skweezy didn’t stop there; he even announced that his second child would be called Harambe.
Well done Tim Savage, while your joke worked to fool the internet, it also revealed that there are too many children out there with truly terrible names.
Pilot Inspektor anyone?
Loaded staff writer Danielle De La Bastide has lived all over the planet and written for BuzzFeed, Thought Catalog as well as print publications throughout the Caribbean.