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Italian Parents Paid to Name Kids After Mussolini

Enough with Bronx Mowgli, why not name your baby Benito—after Mussolini? The MSI-Fiamma Tricolore, the offshoot of Italy's Fascist Party, is hoping to spark a trend by offering nearly $2,000 to any EU parents-to-be willing to name their baby Benito, the Guardian reports. Columnist Ariane Sherine offers tips on how to “convince your reluctant partner that naming your unborn child after a murderous wartime villain is a great idea,” including: “It might help to yelp ‘What?!’ in an outraged way, as though she or he is being completely unreasonable.”