Parents name child ‘Like’ after Facebook button

Your child’s name shouldn’t make people laugh or cry.

A postal worker told me she named her daughters Lexus and Kia, which tells you who her favorite is right away.

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And when I was in Romania, a mom tried to doom her child by naming him bin Laden. She chose the name because she kept hearing it repeatedly on CNN and figured he must be important. An English-speaking nurse refused to sign the birth certificate until the name was changed to something I can’t pronounce.

More recently, a family in Israel decided to name their child “Like” after the Facebook button.

As a Guardian reporter writes, at least they didn’t name her “Poke.”

The family is chock full of unusual appellations. Lior and Vardit Adler already have daughters named Dvash (Hebrew for honey) and Pie (as in apple).

But for the new little girl they wanted something “modern and innovative” like Like.

I’d have preferred “Gertrude.” Eighteen years from now, maybe the daughter will too and have it legally changed.

The parents are pleased their child has a unique name, but isn’t that the motive of every parent that concocts a ridiculous moniker?

The Edge, of U2, has a daughter named Blue Angel, so let’s hope she’s a pilot one day. Bandmate Bono named his kid Memphis Eve, which makes me think he had one Irish whisky too many on Beale Street.

Comedian and magician Penn Jillete named his daughter Moxie Crimefighter.

Nicholas Cage named his son Kal-El, the name Superman’s parents gave him.

The list could go on forever.

More than 40 years after the Johnny Cash classic was released, naming a boy Sue sounds like solid parenting.

77 comments Add your comment

Jere

May 18th, 2011
3:28 pm

A bank teller who waited on me recently was named Gabardine.

Vanessa

May 18th, 2011
4:54 pm

I think people do this just for the attention! I mean how stupid can you get?

Webster's Dictionary

May 18th, 2011
4:58 pm

@CLINT: YOU obviously can’t READ…try again: “Nicholas Cage named his son Kal-El, the name Superman’s parents gave him.” This means it’s Superman’s name…”the name Superman’s parents gave him…”…DUH!

visitor 9

May 18th, 2011
5:44 pm

hey clint, reread it buddy. he does say it’s supes name. you notice though, its usually moronic celebrities doing this?

Dytgurl

May 18th, 2011
5:45 pm

we had a student who’s name was spelled “L-A” pronounced Ladasha. sad, but true. oh, and Diamond Marquise.

I think a friend of mine who works at a local hospital ran across Miss L-A…I actually had heard that one…how pitiful is that!

Dytgurl

May 18th, 2011
5:47 pm

Dana P.

May 18th, 2011
11:29 am

@ Former School Marm: I call B.S. on your “LaDasha” story — an e-mail with that nonsense has been going around the www for YEARS. Unless you are/were a teacher in Detroit area, I think your lying. And I think the whole story, itself, is untrue.

Not bull….again I say a friend of mine does registration for a local hospital and had to ask the mother how to pronounce her daughter’s name….there really is L-A and it’s pronounced LaDasha…

Hmmmm

May 18th, 2011
8:22 pm

Clint please re read the article. It says: “Nicholas Cage named his son Kal-El, the name Superman’s parents gave him”. It is Superman’s name – lol.

Miami

May 18th, 2011
8:34 pm

Whats next? Some fool will name his/her child “facebook” ??

Buxton

May 18th, 2011
8:51 pm

If Facebook had a “dislike” button I would find this story on there and click “dislike”.

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May 18th, 2011
10:45 pm

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redhead

May 18th, 2011
11:26 pm

Where I work we have a tenant whose name is Ulysses S Grant. & he’s black. Obviously his parents weren’t aware that the president U.S. Grant was for slavery….or they did & were just cruel parents! We see a lot of funny names come thru our office but that is the one that makes us laugh everytime he pops up!

aselvarial

May 19th, 2011
12:23 am

I hate these stupid names. I actually was in a store once and heard a lady call for her daughter Areola…seriously. And a nurse when my son was born told me that they had had a lady in recently who, against all of the nurses advice, named her daughter Clamydia. My husband worked with a Latrina, and I have seen an endless number of La- Ra names…Like Ramichael, or Lajoel. And then there is of course the Patricka (because Patricia was too feminine maybe) or the Davida (obviously by ppl who wanted boys) And of course the girls who are really named Destiny, Barbie, or Bambi. I mean, really what else can they be but a stripper with a name like that?

Erin

May 19th, 2011
3:24 am

i knew a girl whose last name was Smiley. She named her daughter Xtacy Smiley. This was in the early 90’s

visitor 9

May 19th, 2011
7:40 am

redhead….he fought for the confederacy. not about slavery.

Cleo

May 19th, 2011
8:00 am

trystme said: “…… Ok, these are the cool ones that I have seen as a teacher: The strangest one is Melloweed. Right now we have a Cliche complete with the hyphen over the e’……..”

Oh dear, it’s not a hyphen, it’s an acute accent, or accent aigu to be precise, as in cliché. Did you say you were a teacher?

Oh My

May 19th, 2011
8:31 am

Where I work we have a tenant whose name is Ulysses S Grant. & he’s black. Obviously his parents weren’t aware that the president U.S. Grant was for slavery….or they did & were just cruel parents! We see a lot of funny names come thru our office but that is the one that makes us laugh everytime he pops up!

Redhead – Grant was on the Union side, not the Confederacy.

Tina

May 19th, 2011
8:46 am

I agree with medical records. Work anywhere in the medical field and you will see it all. When doing clinicals as a respiratory therapy student, I had to admin treatment to a little girl named Diamond Crysta (like the salt) and a boy named Demon. I called him demon..his mom corrected me. Its pronounced De-mond….like the dude from Sanford & Son. Yeah, well ok. Its spelled demon…like the dude with the horns, tail and pitchfork. Go figure….

Mike

May 19th, 2011
6:30 pm

I suspect there will be some parents who will name their baby Error 404

MY

May 20th, 2011
9:19 pm

JUST PLAIN STUPID.

Glamazon

May 23rd, 2011
10:11 pm

My nephew call to tell me that he saw the admissions certificate for a girl named L-a (pronounced LaDasha — the dash isn’t silent) The admissions clerk called and thats what the mother stated. Also my sister had a little girl in her class named Delicious Free…we guessed that the middle name was Ann. I can imagine her career choice will have her in the south working at Magic City.

freight audit

May 25th, 2011
11:41 pm

professorlocs

May 26th, 2011
5:24 am

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May 26th, 2011
10:08 am

my name is slash

sue

May 28th, 2011
5:55 pm

clint, try reading it again, slowly

faye

May 29th, 2011
9:55 am

Clint,

That is what the article says….. (what is obvious now?)

T.A

June 2nd, 2011
6:17 pm

“A postal worker told me she named her daughters Lexus and Kia, which tells you who her favorite is right away.”

LMAO! Too funny.

Hector M.

July 23rd, 2011
6:08 pm

Some people really are out their MINDS! People let themselves get caught up in the moment
and do not realize the consequences years down the line certain things have on their kids lives.
I guess every one has to “like” this child! lol

http://tips21.com/most-likes-on-a-facebook-status.html