Twenty-five-year-old Jennifer John and 24-year-old Mark Dixon of West Haven told the modern Haven Register they been struggling between two names to the boy they are expecting in September, so they decided to place it to a vote.
They placed signs with the Starbucks on the New Haven Green, where they are regulars, asking individuals to vote for either the label Jackson or Logan.
The couple said it got the concept for the voting based using a system used by that Starbucks place, where customers cast votes to the store’s employee of the month.
“We saw that and thought we might as well see how it works,” Dixon said.
They received about 1,800 votes in the coffee cup serving as a ballot box. The couple said voters did not limit themselves to the two choices they were given.
“We’ve gotten Obama, Jebediah, Lincoln. Someone put (a) write-in, Webster,” James said.
James said that when she realized Dixon would sound similar to Jackson, she began pulling for the name Logan.
“I don’t know why I didn’t realize the `Jackson Dixon’ thing, but I think once I realized that, he was going to be Logan no matter what,” she said.
The name Logan also was favored by the customers, but ultimately both names won.
The couple said it will name the baby Logan Jackson Dixon.