Jewish Journal


May 17, 2011

Israeli couple “likes” the name Like


There are certainly more important things to report from Israel, but this is odd enough for some attention: An Israeli couple have chosen to name their daughter “Like”—because I guess “Comment” seemed like a male name.

Here’s why the father says they picked that name, via Haaretz:

Like had a nice and international ring to it, he said, and Facebook had become the icon of today’s generation.

“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.”

Supposedly, the father was convinced Like was the right name after he posted his baby girl’s picture on Facebook and 40 or so friends clicked the Like button. By that token, I better start renaming my vacations and milestones.

And I thought some of the names mentioned in “Freakonomics” were odd.

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