Facebook has been the source of inspiration for some pretty wild baby names in recent years, including the name “Facebook” by an Egyptian man who wanted to honor the social network’s role in Egypt’s revolution. But now we’re hearing that it’s a feature inside of Facebook that has influenced a web-savvy Israeli couple.
Parents Lior and Vargit Adler have reportedly named their newborn daughter “Like” after seeking a particularly unique name.
“To me it is important to give my children names that are not used anywhere else, at least not in Israel,” said the father in an interview with the German Press Agency dpa on Monday. The couple also gave unique names to their first two children, Dvash (honey in Hebrew) and Pie.
“If once people gave Biblical names and that was the icon, then today [Facebook's like] is one of the most famous icons in the world,” the father said. He explained “Like” had a “nice, international ring to it,” and Facebook had become the icon of today’s generation.
So what happens when Like grows up and has her own Facebook page? Not sure, but at least she wasn’t named “Poke.”