Given the sheer number of people on Facebook — and given the vast number of parents who have no problem saddling a child with a name that will require an explanation for its entire lifetime — it was inevitable that someone out there would be so inspired by Facebook that they would name their kid after the site’s “Like” button.
“We named her Like because it’s modern and innovative,” said the little girl’s father. “I checked that the name does not exist anywhere elsewhere in the country, that was the main condition for me.”
The new pop says his baby girl’s name is going over well, at least with his Facebook pals: “When I posted her picture and name on Facebook I got 40 ‘likes,’… Considering that I have only a little more than 100 friends on the network that’s a lot.”
At least he didn’t name her Mark Zuckerberg.
Israeli couple names their baby ‘Like’ after Facebook function [NY Daily News]