Israeli Couple Names Their Kid "Like" After the Facebook Function

In “The Seven” episode of Seinfeld, George tells his fiancée Susan that if they have a child – a boy or a girl – he’d like to name it “Seven,” after Mickey Mantle’s jersey number.

Now, in real life, Israeli couple Lior and Vardit Adler are taking after George and naming their new daughter with a quotidian word: “like.” The inspiration for the name comes from the “like” feature on Facebook, although the name is not intended to be an ad for the social networking site.

“We named her Like because it’s modern and innovative…I checked that the name does not exist elsewhere in the country; that was the main condition for me,” said Mr. Adler.

I wonder if the Adlers are familiar with Seinfeld, because their two other children also have unusual names, too. Because they like cooking, the couple named their other kids “Pie” and “Vash” (the Hebrew word for honey).

Not surprisingly, the Adlers announced the birth of their baby on Facebook.

“When I posted her picture and name on Facebook I got 40 ‘likes,’” Mr. Adler said. “Considering that I have only a little more than 100 friends on the network that’s a lot.”

I imagine that the initial reaction to a name like Like would entail skepticism and even distaste. However, if Seinfeld‘s social commentary and relevance to real life is as uncanny here as it is with many other episodes, maybe the name will catch on. TC mark


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  • Sharif Youssef

    60% of his friends are opposed to his daughter's birth.

  • Joakim

    whoa wait a second you mean at least two of the seven billion people on earth might be kind of stupid?

  • Greg Petliski

    Have fun finding any guy to like you with a name like that.

    • faith

      haha! to LIKE you! so funny!

  • Mr. White

    My name is like, kinda weird.

  • ;:.

    conceptual art (also concept art)
    Art in which the idea presented by the artist is considered more important than the finished product, if there is one.

  • Christopher Michael Luna

    Lazy, disconnected parents can start naming their kids TL;DR.

  • Mma0031

    “D’vash” is Hebrew for honey… fyi

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