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Couple Names Baby After Facebook's 'Like' Button

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I hope she's a likable kid.

Naming a baby isn't often easy. You want to pick something that’s modern but timeless, and won’t get them beaten up at school. There are thousands and thousands of books filled with endless possibilities. However, as our world changes, the inspirations behind names change, too. What was 'in' 20 years ago isn't nearly as popular today. So, will there be a deluge of kids named 'Like' in 20 years? One Israeli couple has gotten the ball rolling and named their baby after the Facebook feature.

Lior Adler and his wife Vardit Adler of Hod Hasharon, Israel wanted an original and unique name for their daughter. Not an unusual wish by any means. However, the couple decided to draw inspiration from their favorite social networking site.

"We named her Like because it’s modern and innovative. I checked that the name does not exist elsewhere in the country, that was the main condition for me," Lior told the Israeli newspaper Maariv. "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.'"

The couple already has two other children, both girls. Like’s big sisters are called 'Dvash' (meaning honey), and 'Pie,' because Lior and Vardit like to cook.

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    Marco925 , May 19, 2011 2:24 AM
    Anybody can reproduce, not everyone can be a good parent :|
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    warakomd , May 19, 2011 2:21 AM
    ......What is the world coming to ?
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    Marco925 , May 19, 2011 2:24 AM
    Anybody can reproduce, not everyone can be a good parent :|
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    Anonymous , May 19, 2011 2:27 AM
    Worst naming system of all time? I feel sorry for those children
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    JMcEntegart , May 19, 2011 2:29 AM
    I can't decide who's got it worse, Pie or Like.
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    vicenarian , May 19, 2011 2:37 AM
    I Like Honey Pie
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    ibn gozzy , May 19, 2011 2:39 AM
    I think the kid with @ as a name has it worse. However, in Hawaiian, "like" has a different pronunciation; lee-key (sorry, I don't know how to write like a dictionary-but you get the point). And it's spelled the same. At least that doesn't sound so bad.
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    alextheblue , May 19, 2011 3:00 AM
    JMcEntegartI can't decide who's got it worse, Pie or Like.
    I like pie.
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    rohitbaran , May 19, 2011 3:08 AM
    Not a lot imagination really. Or maybe too much imagination!
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    gamebrigada , May 19, 2011 3:25 AM
    They just "like" "honey" "pie"
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    legacy7955 , May 19, 2011 3:28 AM
    The folks commenting here on Tom's agree overwhelmingly on one reality, that as time passes people are becoming dumber and dumber and have a complete lack of common sense.

    I absolutely agree.
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    drwho1 , May 19, 2011 3:28 AM
    this poor guy 20 years from now....

    I "Like" your "Pie"
    "Like" looks angry
    poor guy.... Oh "Honey"
    Slap!

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    nebun , May 19, 2011 4:15 AM
    warakomd......What is the world coming to ?

    tell me about it...people can't be origianl anymore....like when poeople name their kids after the names of states or cities, lol...stupidity i tell you
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    lp231 , May 19, 2011 5:03 AM
    In other news another couple has named their new born child for a food they liked.
    BumbleBee Tuna!
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    JOSHSKORN , May 19, 2011 5:40 AM
    I wonder if they plan on having anymore kids. Share? Comment?
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    doive1231 , May 19, 2011 7:04 AM
    Look, they're in Israel where Anglicised names will not have the same meaning as here. Now if they had called her Garbage Truck, I would have been surprised.
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    enforcer22 , May 19, 2011 7:09 AM
    Marco925Anybody can reproduce, not everyone can be a good parent :|


    And you somehow think this effects them being good parents? I hope your not that retarded.

    legacy7955The folks commenting here on Tom's agree overwhelmingly on one reality, that as time passes people are becoming dumber and dumber and have a complete lack of common sense. I absolutely agree.


    MMk again has no baring on their intelligence Or common sense.

    nebuntell me about it...people can't be origianl anymore....like when poeople name their kids after the names of states or cities, lol...stupidity i tell you


    You sir need a dictionary. This is likely the most original name i have ever heard of. Never seen anyone with this name or heard of anyone with this name. Sounds pretty original to me.

    junctureI guess this would be a bad time to say that my sister named her baby "Danger".


    Now that would be a good example of lacking common sense.

    Half the people on here likely have what i would call a stupid name guess your parents are crap to. Since this is all opinion based anyways.
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    micr0be , May 19, 2011 7:34 AM
    if you want to be freaks you gotta do it right ... for a boy "N00b" for a girl "L33t" (yes with numbers)

    -unique: check
    -simple: check
    -will last 20+ years: check
    -innovative: double check
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    cookoy , May 19, 2011 7:52 AM
    what's your name?
    Like
    no, like what do you call yourself?
    Like
    idiot

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    jezzjc , May 19, 2011 8:01 AM
    it's better than "Poke"...
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    need4speeds , May 19, 2011 8:05 AM
    I think people are missing the boat on this one, It is becoming more common to give babies 2 names, one more common first name that is not the legal name but rather more informal like (pardon the pun) Jill sandra doe, a informal name that is used at school and home but not the legal name, then a oddball name like, lol, Like some doe. This is done to help stop identity theft in their older years. I believe this is what is being done here.
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