The Shmooze

Israeli Facebook Fans Name Their Daughter ‘Like’

By Nathan Burstein

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It was a tall order, but an Israeli couple has come up with a baby name even weirder than Mariah Carey’s.

Lior and Vardit Adler have named their third child “Like,” as in the Facebook term for something you approve of. “I didn’t want to call my daughter by the name of someone I know, or after someone who’s dead,” Lior Adler told Israel’s Army Radio. “I wanted something unique.”

The Adlers have a history of choosing unconventional names for their children: they named their oldest daughter Dvosh (Honey), and their second daughter Pie (or possibly Pi; that combination of sounds isn’t a word in Hebrew).

Adler said he didn’t want his third daughter’s name to be seen as a stunt or “gimmick,” explaining, “I find the meaning of ‘Like’ very pretty, without any connection to Facebook.”

He suggested that he and his wife might stop having kids, because after Like, “it’s hard to imagine where we could go.”

But if they do have a son, he’s already got a name picked out — and nothing at all out of the ordinary. “I think I’d simply call him Moshe,” he said.


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