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Thursday, 17 August, 2000, 13:02 GMT 14:02 UK
It's a boy.com!
Iuma Dylan-Lucas
Iuma will share the name with nine other babies
An American couple have won $5,000 (3,320) for naming their newborn son after a music website.

Iuma Dylan-Lucas - born last Friday in Hutchinson, Kansas - was named after a California-based company, the Internet Underground Music Archive (Iuma), which has promised $5,000 to ten newborns who adopt its unisex name.

Iuma's father, Travis Thornhill, who plays bass for a band which promotes itself on the website, said: "My wife liked the idea because the child's grandma said this baby would bring prosperity, and this contest could be what she was talking about.

"Plus, the kid will have a cool story when he grows up."


The kid will have a cool story when he grows up

Father Travis Thornhill
Mr Thornhill said that he is keeping half of the winnings for his children's future (Iuma has an elder brother) and will use the other half to pay bills after he buys a new home.

Three other families have also claimed cash prizes for naming their babies Iuma.

Contest

Set up in 1993, the Internet Underground Music Archive calls itself a site for those chasing a dream to make it big in the music world.

It began its baby-naming competition on 1 August and plans to carry it until 1 November.

It tells parents "You love your baby. You love new music. Prove your love and devotion to both by naming your baby IUMA!"

The contest stipulates that Iuma should be the birthname of the participant and anybody changing the name to Iuma is debarred. The firm has set a limit of 10 payouts.

Twins are also debarred from the contest, as only one entry per family is accepted.

The company provides parents the option of a one-off payment of $5,000 or $100 dollars of free music download per month for the child's entire life.

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