A hashtag denotes the number sign (#) on Twitter where it is used as a tagging device, both deliberately and comically. As in, #dumbbabyname.
Mother Jameson gave birth on a Sunday night and posted a picture to Facebook – ironically, not Twitter – the next day. (Source)
According to the parents, Lior and Vardit Adler, they wanted their daughter to have a name that would be extraordinary in a modern way when they hit upon the idea of using the name for the Facebook button.
They fell for the idea at once, and as soon as they had found that there was no such name in the whole of Israel, the little girl was saddled with the name Like. The parents do not look at it as a strange name at all, reasoning that it is a modern version of the common Jewish name Ahava which is the Hebrew word for “love.” (Source)
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This isn't the first baby name that Jones-Buchanan has taken from fiction. His son Lore is named after Data's evil twin brother. Kurgan gets his name from the primary antagonist of the first Highlander movie. The Sun also reports that one child is named Dacx from Star Trek, which I think actually refers to Dax. (Source)
The unidentified couple and the attempted naming were cited by a Chinese government official as an example of bizarre names creeping into the Chinese language. The father said, "The whole world uses it to write emails and translated into Chinese it means 'love him,' " Li Yuming, the vice director of the State Language Commission, said at a news conference. The symbol, pronounced in English as 'at,' sounds like the Chinese phrase "ai ta," or "love him."
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Gamal Ibrahim, a 20-something, gave his daughter the name "to express his joy at the achievements made by the January 25 youth," according to a report in Al-Ahram, one of Egypt's most popular newspapers.
Many young people used Facebook and other social media networks to organize the protests, which began January 25 and ultimately led to the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak after 30 years in power. Wael Ghonim, a Google executive who organized a Facebook page on his own time, became a central figure of the revolution. (Source)
“Until the very last day we thought the baby would be a girl, but when the doctor told us it was going to be a boy, we were completely stunned and unprepared,” the new father added.
As 30 days is the legal deadline to give your child a name before the state does it for you, the young couple said that they will surely come up with a better name for their kid in the meantime, and if they don't, they can always name him “Son.1.″ (Source)
Sure enough, Megan and Eric Kellermeyer answered the challenge, and on 11/11/11 at 6:08pm PST, Megan gave birth to Dovahkiin Tom Kellermeyer. The couple shared their blog post about the baby, sent in the necessary documents and won the coveted lifetime swag. The Bethesda team also has a picture of the infant surrounded by the first batch of his great gaming reward. "Be it the real world or the game worlds we create, we wish young Dovahkiin the best in all his adventures," the company says on their blog post. (Source | Via)
For the survey, “nearly half a million” parents were asked the names of their newborns. In order to make the cut, names must be duplicated at least once. That means there are, at the very least, two baby ESPNs living in America right now. (Source)
So, when his son was born in 2004, he decided on the name Jon Blake Cusack 2.0, as if he were a software upgrade. Mr Cusack admitted that it took months to persuade his wife, Jamie, to accept the idea. (Source)