Don't you love it when misguided parents drop weird names on their newborns?
For example, did you know that while former president Eisenhower's parents named him Dwight, they called him Ike. The name stuck and people called him Ike throughout his whole life. Could be worse, I suppose. They could have called him Ick. Then his 1952 presidential campaign slogan might have been "I'm sick about Ick". Or worse yet, they could have called him Uck. I'll let you work out the campaign slogan of your choice.
I remember a co-op student who worked for me once named Summer Breeze. I think her granola-induced parents must have dropped a tab before they came up with that one. Or else really liked Seals and Crofts.
Anyway, a couple in Israel wanting to demonstrate their "love" for Facebook has just named their newborn daughter...are you ready?...Like. Ya, you read right. They named their daughter Like.
What's up with that? Was her mother a Valley Girl or something? I can hear her now: "Like, fer sure, like we looked for like a name like and decided we, like, really liked Like".
And what happens when this kid grows up? She goes to school and comes across Comment and Share. I can imagine the conversation these kids have. You know how kids can be competitive. "My folks are crazier than your folks." "Oh, no they're not, my folks are crazier than yours are! And imagine the confusion when the teacher asks her students: "Now who would Like to Share a Comment?"
My real worry is if this Israeli couple has more kids. Imagine running into these people in the grocery store. "This is our first born Like. And here's her twin brothers Twit and Tweet and Status her sister." If it happened to me I'd probably say something like: "Pleased to meet you and your family. I'm Hot Male and this is my wife Yahoo and our daughters Amazon and YouTube!"
That's my status and I'm sticking to it!
Would you like to Comment or Share?