Everyone has a story of how they got their name. A beloved great uncle, a heroine of a British romance novel or maybe the result of a high-stakes game of rock, paper, scissors.
Bonner Gaylord's children may end up with a tale to top most others.
Gaylord, the North Hills general manager who joined Raleigh's City Council in December, has offered Google the naming rights of the twins that he and his wife, Ashley, are expecting.
Gaylord is trying to increase Raleigh's chances after the California company announced in February that it would rewire an entire community, free, with Internet service more than 100 times faster than what most people experience.
In a 10-minute video plea to Google in which other city and educational leaders brag at length about Raleigh's measurable attributes — being named the most wired city by Forbes, home to five colleges and universities, one of the fasted growing areas in the country — Gaylord offers up a deal to Google executives.
"If Google Fiber commits to Raleigh, I'll commit to you that I will name those children Sergey and Larry ... if it's two boys," Gaylord says. That's a nod to Google's co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
Gaylord hadn't run the idea past Ashley, his wife, when he made the video for the city.
"Have I asked my wife, you may ask me?," Gaylord said on the video. "No, I have not."
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