Israeli couple, Lior and Vardit Adler, wanted a different and unique name for their baby daughter. After going through many types of names, including Chinese names, they ultimately chose “Like” for their baby–as in Facebook ‘Like’. The couple chose to name their daughter “Like” because it sounds ‘modern and innovative’. They also like that it is unique. Lior Adler, Like’s father, said, “I checked that the name does not exist elsewhere in the country, that was the main condition for me.” Vardit Adler, Like’s mother, stated, “It’s short and sweet. It’s very important to me and to my husband that the names we give our children are unique, creative and totally new.”
Lior assured that they are not being paid by Facebook or compensated in any way to name their child “Like.” Lior says, “In our opinion, it’s the modern equivalent of the name Ahava (Love). It’s just my way of saying to my fantastic daughter, ‘love.'” The couple are fans of unique names and have named their other daughters “Pie”, and “Vash.” The name Pie refers to apple pie and Vash or Dvash, is Hebrew for “honey.” Many may worry that the parents did not take into consideration that “Like” may get teased in school for having such a unique and different name. Lior assures that their other two daughters also have unique names and do not get teased. They aren’t worried this will be an issue for Like.
They are not the only parents who have named their child after Facebook. An Egyptian father named his daughter Facebook Jamal Ibrahim–in honor of the role Facebook and social networking played in Egypt’s revolution.