Lior and Vardit Adler just had a baby girl. She's probably all cute and wrinkly! But they hate her soo much that they named her Like, in honor of the Like button in Facebook. Of course, they explain it differently:
To me it is important to give my children names that are not used anywhere else, at least not in Israel. If once people gave Biblical names and that was the icon, then today this is one of the most famous icons in the world, he said, joking that the name could be seen as a modern version of the traditional Jewish name Ahuva, which means "beloved."
I believe there will be people who will lift a eyebrow, but it is my girl and that's what's fun about it.
Yes, dear readers, you are totally right: These parents—who live in Hod Hasharon, a town north-east of Tel Aviv, Israel—are idiots. Idiots, idiots, idiots. Idiots. Idiots who named their first two children Dvash—Hebrew for honey—and Pie. Compared to Like, those names seem as normal as John and Jane.
When the German Press Agency asked the father if he thought the girl would "like" her name when she's older, he replied that he hoped so, to then add: "By the way, I asked her, but she wouldn't answer."
As I was saying, idiot.
Perhaps this is a sign that the times they are a-changin' and all that. It doesn't make it any better. People have been naming their kids after other people forever. Music and film stars and even presidents and astronauts and superheroes. I can take that. You admire someone, you want to take that admiration onto your kid, even while he would hate you forever (I wish they called me Elvis, though). However, anyone who names their kids after a piece of junk should be slapped repeatedly, until their brains stop functioning. It shouldn't be hard. And social services should take the kid away.
So, if you are going to have a baby, please don't call her or him after any stupid Facebook button or any other technology or gadget or web service. Unless you use Google Doodle. Then you'll have my blessing. [Haaretz]