Would you name a baby Hashtag?

As of last night, reporters weren’t sure if it was real or not but it appears that a mom has named her baby Hashtag.

Here’s the story as of late last night from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

“She’s only 4 days old. But if the story is true, this little girl could be trending within the week.

Social media world, meet little Hashtag Jameson. Yes, you read that right. Hashtag, as in #.

And she was born Saturday night, according to the online news site, Mashable. Various other websites have picked up the story, which is creating quite a buzz on Twitter.

A proud relative of baby Hashtag posted the news of her arrival on — wait for it — Facebook, according to various sites.

“Hashtag Jameson was born at 10 oclock last nite. She weys 8pounds and I luv her so much!!!!!” the message reads, according to the online image.

But so far, there’s no proof of whether a little girl really will grow up with the name or if its all an Internet hoax.

There’s also no word on a middle name. Or on whether her sibling will be named Retweet.”

What do you think?

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motherjanegoose

November 28th, 2012
7:17 am

A very reliable source told me that a teacher in his school showed him her class list and a child was named Vaginaque.

Also this: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83567.html

Chaos

November 28th, 2012
7:30 am

Could have been worse. I heard they were going to name her Dildonna…

Jeff

November 28th, 2012
7:31 am

Why not. The doors got blown off names a long time ago. Dweezil? Moon? Blanket Jackson?

Chaos

November 28th, 2012
7:32 am

Willow whips her hair back and forth…

Mayhem

November 28th, 2012
7:42 am

Who cares? Judging from the relatives post….”she weys…” I’m guessing the “mom” is probably a middle school drop out and is seeking fame. Honey Boo Boo anyone?

Fe-ma-lee...

November 28th, 2012
7:47 am

…and La-a, the hits jut keep on coming…

FCM

November 28th, 2012
8:10 am

There is a whole host of names I would not name my child out there in the world already. Apple, Blanket, River, and they go on.

However picking up the story like that gives this Mom what she is trying to get attention at her child’s expense.

Mayhem

November 28th, 2012
8:18 am

I wonder what her nickname her? Hash? Oh the elementary school kids will make so much fun of her…..on into middle school. Hope the “parents” are setting enough money aside for this child’s therapy….

Captain Obvious

November 28th, 2012
8:19 am

Well if they wanted to be realistic judging by the picture of the couple on Facebook. They should have just named her “Welfare Check.”

Phil from Athens

November 28th, 2012
8:38 am

“Would you name a baby Hashtag?”

No, but then again I’m not an idiot.

non committal mind reader

November 28th, 2012
8:41 am

“Would you name a baby Hashtag?”

No.

Becky

November 28th, 2012
8:42 am

HI, my name is Hastag and this is my Mom “Idiot” and my Dad “Doofus”..

@FCM.. At least with Apple, she gave us the meaning behind it and to me that makes it a lot better of a name..Let’s don’t forget Moxie Crimefighter..

Aunt Shell

November 28th, 2012
8:52 am

I was in a convenience store years ago and heard a mom call her daughter Ampersand. Both the clerk and I looked at her and asked about the name. The mom said “I heard it somewhere and thought it was so pretty.” You think maybe you heard it during a grammar lesson??

Techmom

November 28th, 2012
8:57 am

Roberta

November 28th, 2012
9:07 am

Just because somebody does something you do not agree with, they are not stupid. You are judgmental, and have a hard time accepting the behavior of anyone who thinks or acts differently than you.

I wonder what kind of life experiences one has to have such that, as a mature adult, they still call people names?

yuki

November 28th, 2012
9:12 am

No, Techmom is right. It’s stupid.

Phil from Athens

November 28th, 2012
9:14 am

Roberta

Pot meet kettle. You’re chastising people for “passing judgement” yet you’re doing the exact same thing. A question was asked and people give their opinion about the question.

Go sell stupid somewhere else.

DB

November 28th, 2012
9:19 am

It has to be a hoax – no way that is a picture of a newborn. Plus, it’s a page, not a profile. Methinks someone is getting frisky with the Jameson whiskey!

Me

November 28th, 2012
9:33 am

Quick note: Michael Jackson’s son is not named Blanket. He actually has the same name as his older brother “Prince Michael”. He is called Blanket as a nickname. Celebrities can get away with weird or stupid names because they have money and many people that they encounter don’t tell them the truth. The kids don’t suffer much because they will just inherit their parents wealth. I think the children of the not so wealthy suffer because they meet more common sense people everyday that are willing to speak the truth or worse ridicule.

Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

November 28th, 2012
9:57 am

New post popping up at 12:45 I think — and it has a cute photo with it.

Mayhem

November 28th, 2012
10:13 am

@Me – do you really think celebrities’ children don’t suffer because of their parents money? That normal (read unwealthy) people suffer all the time…..Just because someone has money they can do what they want and not suffer consequences? Your post confuses me…..and sounds a bit jealous. Just saying….

Mayhem

November 28th, 2012
11:16 am

Another dead end topic….no posts in over an hour….

SNAP!

November 28th, 2012
11:25 am

@Roberta

“I wonder what kind of life experiences one has to have such that, as a mature adult, they still call people names?”

Does losing a bet and having to sleep with Roberta count?

homeschooler

November 28th, 2012
11:29 am

We keep a list on a dry erase board at my office of crazy names. They are DFCS clients so some I don’t feel comfortable sharing but let’s just say that “Hashtag” doesn’t even come close. A friend of mine heard a man call his daughter in a store the other day. “Areola”. That one even cracked me up. The La-a thing has become almost common. I had a child with a similar name. For those not familiar, the way one mom explained it was….”the dash don’t be silent”. (Ladasha) got it? It’s not always La-a, it can be Sha-ian (Shadashian). Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up. Sorry Roberta but when (hopefully) the majority of reasonable people think something is stupid..It’s probably stupid. Naming your baby Hashtag is stupid. These children have to live in the real world they will someday have their names on employment applications. Guess what? People judge. These parents are setting these kids up for failure.

I’m changing this around a bit but I had a client the other day who named her child (a brand new baby) Jakayla but she spelled it Jaklaya. My co-worker and I made several guesses on how to pronounce it. Imagine how surprised I was when when I asked the mother and she had to think about how to pronounce it. She said “hold on, ummm… Ja…Jakayla.” I’m still mad that I didn’t point out to her that the name was no where near phonetically correct and people were going to get her name wrong her whole life. I learned later that the mom functions on a very low level and so does the grandmother so neither even knew how to spell. I feel like someone (maybe me) should have made sure that child’s name was not spelled like that on the birth certificate.

Georgia

November 28th, 2012
12:37 pm

A beatiful baby named Hashmark was born, and it weighed 8 poundsigns.

Techmom

November 28th, 2012
12:41 pm

Setting this child up for ridicule the rest of her life was exactly my point. How stupid of a parent can you be? Do you really want to put your child at a disadvantage from day 1? Though apparently day 1 was conception day so we’re a whole lot of days into this disadvantage by birth.

Georgia

November 28th, 2012
12:51 pm

A baby named Diacritical was born and it weighed 8 umlauts, 4 typos.

cat mom

November 28th, 2012
7:01 pm

Yet more proof that some people are too stupid to live.

Marsh

November 29th, 2012
8:30 am

Says a woman that calls herself “cat mom.” Only in America, folks.