Israeli couple names baby 'Like' in honor of Facebook

Lior and Vardit Adler have 2 other children named Dvash and Pie; baby naming comes after man in Egypt named daughter 'Facebook.'

By JTA
May 17, 2011 09:44
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An Israeli couple has named their daughter Like, in honor of Facebook.

Lior and Vardit Adler, from the central Israel city Hod Hasharon, told the German press agency DPA that they like to give their children uncommon names.

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Their other two children are named Dvash, which means honey, and Pie.

"If once people gave biblical names and that was the icon, then today this is one of the most famous icons in the world," Lior Adler told DPA.

Following the protests that deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, an Egyptian man named his daughter Facebook, honoring the social network for the part it played in mobilizing demonstrators.

"The girl's family, friends and neighbors in the Ibrahimya region gathered around the newborn to express their continuing support for the revolution that started on Facebook," the Egyptian paper Al-Ahram reported in February.

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