February 12, 2001
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IUMA has been "forced to scale operations to the bare minimum." Maybe they shouldn't have used all that funding money on iuma babies.
posted by gluechunk (11 comments total)
They didn't even get high-quality babies! I can only find one (Iuma Devi) that looks halfway cute...

Poor kids... I mean, it's bad enough to be named after your grandparents or something, but a failed dot-com?
posted by whatnotever at 5:35 PM on February 12, 2001

If I'm gonna name my kid after a dot-com, then I'm gonna name my kid Fucked Company ...if it's a boy.

If it's a girl I'd probably just go with Jennifer or Sarah.
posted by ritualdevice at 5:45 PM on February 12, 2001

I'm personally sad to see IUMA go, as it was one of the many old-school music sites that was purchased and then ruined (Addicted to Noise) or just folded up (Consumable Online, the best music reviews). Even the "asinine cynics" at FuckedCompany lamented it's passing.
posted by jed at 6:32 PM on February 12, 2001

I wonder why so many of the babys are from Texas? 4 out of 10 seems a bit odd....
posted by skwm at 7:40 PM on February 12, 2001

Texas has a grand tradition of embarrassing names, viz, Ima Hogg. (But it's an urban legend that she had a sister named Ura.)
posted by dhartung at 9:05 PM on February 12, 2001

How would you pronounce Iuma? poor kids.

if they are girls i guess when they get a bit older they can change just one letter to Irma - I had a cabbage patch called Irma :)
posted by endorwitch at 9:18 PM on February 12, 2001

what jed said -- IUMA was one of the good guys. i remember downloading teenbeat tracks from them way back when i had in-dorm ethernet. snif.
posted by maura at 10:10 PM on February 12, 2001

Those are some really ugly babies.
posted by jennyb at 7:35 AM on February 13, 2001

All babies are unattractive. They have no chins. It's a survival feature. (Makes it easier to nurse.) But to saddle a child with that name. . . oy.

What's next? "This is my son, Metafilter, and my other son, Blogger. My daughter Google will be here shortly."
posted by Dreama at 9:06 AM on February 13, 2001

Well, nobody is forcing you to use your first name. I'll bet all these kids are called by their middles.
posted by kindall at 10:42 AM on February 13, 2001

Speaking of wacky names, there was a girl who went to school with my mom named Ima Gay Nutt. Poor girl.
posted by daveadams at 5:02 PM on February 13, 2001

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