I was just reading today that some couple over in Israel named their daughter “Like” as in the Facebook button. Did they do it to get publicity? We may never know but this is what the mother had to say.
“It’s short and sweet,” said Like’s mother, Vardit Adler. “It’s very important to me and to my husband that the names we give our children are unique, creative and totally new,” she said. Why is my first question? The word like, is not unique, creative, or new. It’s been around like…. forever.
Six-day-old Like has two older sisters, 10-year-old Dvash, Hebrew for honey, and five-year-old Pie, “as in apple pie,” Adler said. Are they trying to make a sentence with all the letters in the alphabet from their kids names? I like honey pie unless a fox jumps over the sky & zebras bat five dozen liquor jugs.
“I’m not worried about other children teasing Like. Dvash and Pie don’t seem to mind their special names and nobody teases them,” Adler said. So you think, have you walked in their shoes for a day?
Surprised by media attention her newborn daughter was getting in Israel, Adler noted that Like has already received hundreds of comments on her own Facebook page. Who cares how many comments she’s received, I want to know how many “likes” her names has gotten
Only 839 “likes” as of 2:05pm on 5/17/2011. See her current facebook page here.
Of course good friends of mine just had their sixth baby and named her….. wait for it……. Anime. They both loved anime and decided the baby should be punished for it. What do you think of these strange names for babies? What kind of effect does it have on the child long term?