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An Israeli couple inspired by Facebook decided to name their newborn baby girl "Like" rather than Noa, Maya, or Tamar, which are currently three of the most popular names for girls in Israel, according to Osrael's Haaretz newspaper. This should hardly come as a surprise to anyone who knows Like's parents, Lior and Vardit Adler, who named their first two children Dvash (honey in Hebrew) and Pie, presumably for a love of cooking.
"To me it is important to give my children names that are not used anywhere else, at least not in Israel," the father said. "If once people gave Biblical names and that was the icon, then today this is one of the most famous icons in the world. I believe there will be people who will lift an eyebrow, but it is my girl and that's what's fun about it."
He has a point in calling Facebook an icon of today's generation, but for how long? It was that long ago when MySpace was everyone's favorite digital playground.
If nothing else, the man has a sense of humor. Regarding his choice of name for his newborn daughter, he claims he "asked her [about it], but she wouldn't answer."
Believe it or not, this isn't the first time Facebook has inspired namesakes. According to a report in the L.A. Times, after 18 days of protests led to the end of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's nearly three year reign, Gamal Ibrahim, a man in his 20s, named his daughter "Facebook" as a tribute to the social networking site, which was used to mobilize demonstrators there.