Israeli couple name baby "Like" after Facebook inspiration

We’ve had Robin Williams call his child Zelda after Princess Zelda of the Legend of Zelda, Chris Martin of Coldplay named his kid Apple and now an Israeli couple have decided to name their baby daughter “Like.” Taking inspiration from the social network Facebook, the parents, Lior and Vardit Adler, said they came upon the name after looking for one that was “modern and innovative.”

And innovative it was, as the BBC reports Adler checked to make sure no other child in Israel was yet called Like (shocker: no-one was named Like) before naming their kid after the Facebook function that allows you to like all matter of content spewed from the mouths of your friends. Mr Adler also told Israeli media that “in our opinion it's the modern equivalent of the name Ahava [Love] … It's just my way of saying to my fantastic daughter, 'Love'.

Like’s father stated that when he announced the name and arrival of the child on Facebook, the status was liked by over 40 people – a surprisingly high number considering Adler only has just over 100 friends. Despite the fitting way to announce and appreciate the child’s new name, when she grows up to realise why she is named so strangely she will most likely be ashamed.

The Adler family’s choice of odd names appears to be a strange habit, as they apparently have also named another daughter “Pie,” as both parents enjoy cooking and obviously must enjoy pie. Dvash was also a named used, Hebrew for Honey, which is the least strange of the family’s name choices.

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"Hey John, do you like pie?"
"What? Who said my name?!"
"Who said my name too?"
"No, I was talking to John about pie"
"What are you saying to John about me?!?!"

jren207 said,
"Hey John, do you like pie?"
"What? Who said my name?!"
"Who said my name too?"
"No, I was talking to John about pie"
"What are you saying to John about me?!?!"

I could just see people trying to ask Like if he likes someone... confusing much??

"Hey Like, do you like, like ya know - LIKE like, pie?" ;p

Shocked! I wonder what will happen if there was a terrorist attack to destroy Facebook database or something. The people will go cooko that day.

in our opinion it's the modern equivalent of the name Ahava [Love] It's just my way of saying to my fantastic daughter, 'Love'.
like Love, but worse...

They realize that the word "Like" wasn't invented by Facebook, right? What a stupid idea. That's like a family naming their kid "Google" or "I'm Feeling Lucky".

Google is actually a name in its own right as it's a misspelling of googol.

Taking inspiration doesn't mean they think it was invented just for Facebook either...