Tuesday, 17 May 2011

You called your baby what?

I was reading in the news today about a couple in Israel who have named their daughter after the facebook 'like' button. They said they were looking for a modern name and that this was the modern equivalent of the name Ahava which means love, his way of saying his daughter is fantastic.

What do you think? Cute or Crazy? First I thought crazy but then actually sat and thought about it and thought it was rather sweet and unique, not going to find many other babies in the world with the name 'like'. Part of me wishes I went for more of a unique name when choosing my son's name, especially after finding out that last year 'Oliver' was one of the most common boys name. The other part knows that no matter how many Oliver's there will be in his class, he'll still be unique to me.

I do like what the father says about the name 'I believe there will be people who will lift a eyebrow but it is my girl and that's what's fun about it'. I'm guessing she wouldn't have a hard time as if she was to grow up in a UK school with the name 'Like' but it is the 21st century and unusual names are cropping up all over the place. Maybe come 2022 such names like 'Like' and Mariah Carey's choice of 'Moroccan' and 'Monroe' may be just as popular as Oliver was last year.

Did you give your child a unusual name? Would you? How about one of these names?