In a Seinfeldian example of weird baby names, a couple in Israel has taken inspiration from Facebook and named their baby daughter “Like.”
Lior and Vardit Adler fancied the idea of giving their child a unique name, Haaretz reports. Like had a nice ring to it, they decided, while also representing the age of social networking. “If once people gave Biblical names and that was the icon, then today this is one of the most famous icons in the world,” Lior Adler said.
Not surprisingly, the Adlers’ friends couldn’t believe the name, although they probably should’ve expected something off-beat; the family’s other two children are named Pie and Dvash, the Hebrew word for honey. I’m reminded of the Seinfeld episode in which Costanza decides on the name Seven for his firstborn.
I suppose baby Like is a testament to the success of Facebook’s Like button, which launched nearly a year ago and is now ubiquitous on the web. Like has inspired Google to create its own +1 button, but to my knowledge no one has named a baby after it. I’m also not aware of any babies named Reddit, Digg, StumbleUpon or Yahoo! Buzz.
But don’t even think about naming your kid “Facebook.” It’s already taken.
(via Business Insider)