Facebook Baby Name Goes Too Far

April Peveteaux

facebook like button baby nameWhen it comes to original baby names, my former neighborhood in Brooklyn was always worth a, "How do you spell that?" at least once during a mom group meet-up. I prided myself on not passing judgment. Simply smiling and repeating the baby's unusual name over and over in my head until "Neverland" just rolled off my tongue when I played This Little Piggy with the baby next to mine on the blanket. But now one couple has gone too far, and I'm officially ending my "live and let live" stance on unusual baby names. Stop it, crazy parents. Enough is enough.

An Israeli couple named their baby 'Like' after the Facebook 'Like' button. No, I'm not kidding. Yes, I am very, very, very sorry.

Lior and Vardit Adler welcomed a baby girl, and apparently someone's first instinct was to hit a 'Like' button, so they gave the baby that name. I can't figure out if it's the height of laziness or hipster-dom. Either way, going through life being named after a button on a social network, which also happens to be one of the most common words in the world, is stupid. I'm sorry, but it is.

The article on CNN said the couple was looking for a "unique" moniker. Do you know how many times in a day the average person says "like"? Well I don't either, but that poor kid will because her head will be whipping around every time someone expresses their feelings about pastries or big butts. And it's only a matter of time (this is assuming FB is still hip 13 years from now) when a kid on the playground adds "un-" in front of her name, and the world's easiest yet most damaging nickname is born.

Not cool, parents. Not even as harmless as Bear Blu. Let's just hope that little girl has a fantastic middle name.

What do you think about this baby girl's name? Like?

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