Israeli couple names their baby girl after the "like" button on facebook

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Israeli couple names their baby girl after the "like" button on facebook

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Taken from:Metro News

An Israeli couple recently named their new baby girl Like, as in the like button on Facebook.
Like, is that not the dumbest thing you ever heard?
The same couple also named their other daughters Pie, as in lemon meringue, and Vash, which is Hebrew for honey.
The parents, Lior and Vardit Adley, say they wanted a unique and modern name for their newborn and Like sounded “modern and innovative.” Lior told an Israeli newspaper that Like is the modern equivalent of the name Ahova (Love).
No, it isn’t. It’s a button. On a piece of software. It’s a ploy designed to create a digital pattern allowing Facebook to serve up ads that match your profile. It’s about the money, Honey.
At least they didn’t name their daughter Zuckerberg, after the founder of Facebook. That would Zuck.
Now Like, Pie and Vash Adley will have to spend the rest of their lives in expensive therapy, doing battle with the trauma of their names.
They will be joined in the waiting room by Facebook, an Egyptian whose dad wanted to honour Facebook’s role in the Arab Spring. How about a nice plaque at the front door instead of laying the burden of Facebook Jamal Ibrahim on your poor little tyke?
The irony of Like is that her parents don’t even really “like” Facebook. Lior has fewer than 120 Facebook friends. Which still seems like a lot to me. I have 131 Facebook friends and have trouble keeping up.
The question is why do people do this to perfect innocents who can’t defend themselves? In their quest for 15 minutes of cheap fame, Lior and Vardit have condemned Like, Pie and Vash to spend the rest of their lives spelling and explaining their names to strangers, getting teased mercilessly in the schoolyard by bullies with conventional names, trying to get their names legally changed or using their middle names (which are not, hopefully, Recommend, Edit or Write On Her Wall).
It’s child abuse and it’s hardly rare. It may seem cute at the time, but remember that the apple (Pie?) of your eye has to wear it for the rest of his or her life. Life is hard enough without being called Pie.
Same goes for the current crop of kids named after vampires, politicians and Lady Gaga.


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I have to ask- what in the hell? Not that I want to tell anyone how to raise their kids, but it seems that lately there are a whole lot of really... interesting names popping up. I understand the need for individuality, but at what point does this hit ridiculous, and start being detrimental to the kid. I know when my daughter was born and we were going through names we asked ourselves "what can we name our kid that is least likely to get them beat up in school?"

What are your thoughts on this?
05/20/2011
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Owl Identified Owl Identified
I think it's kind of neat.
05/20/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
Who cares what these people named their kids or the reasons behind it? Who are any of us to say what's a good name or a bad name or an "appropriate" name? You don't have to like the name, but it's not your name to like. (pun NOT intended)

Trust me, I have a nephew with a name that borders on the ridiculous and an inspiration behind it that almost makes me want to cry... but who am I judge someone's choice, even my own step-sister?

My daughters have seemingly normal names, but I got crap about it and it didn't feel good to have anyone criticizing me about the names I chose for MY children that I carried in MY womb.
05/20/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
Furthermore, good for them for choosing something "extreme" and "outside the box"
05/20/2011
hornypoet69 hornypoet69
Quote:
Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
Who cares what these people named their kids or the reasons behind it? Who are any of us to say what's a good name or a bad name or an "appropriate" name? You don't have to like the name, but it's not your name to like. (pun ...
Seconded. I have a rather unique given name, then when I went to college I picked another unique name for myself, and am planning on changing legally to that name. (its a long story)
05/20/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by hornypoet69
Seconded. I have a rather unique given name, then when I went to college I picked another unique name for myself, and am planning on changing legally to that name. (its a long story)
no story required, hon!

05/20/2011
UnknownGirl UnknownGirl
Poor kid.
05/21/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
People should have to take a test before they can have kids...
05/21/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
People should have to take a test before they can have kids...
Not trying to be snarky, but what does picking a name for a child have to do with parenting skills?
05/21/2011
PiratePrincess PiratePrincess
I'd rather have a unique name than one that everyone else has.
05/21/2011
Rachel Nunez Rachel Nunez
eh... >_> at least its not superman
05/21/2011
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