Date published: June 2, 2011
JERUSALEM (JTA) ? A newborn daughter has gotten two thumbs up from her parents. At least that's how it appears since they've named her "Like" in honor of Facebook.
Lior and Vardit Adler, from Hod Hasharon in central Israel, lifted the name from the popular Facebook feature that allows users to click on the word "like," which gives a thumbs-up symbol to comments, links and pictures posted by other users.
Lior Adler says it's just a sign of the times.
"If once people gave biblical names and that was the icon, then today this is one of the most famous icons in the world," he told the German news agency DPA. He joked that the name might be a modern version of the Jewish name Ahuva, which means "beloved."
Their other two children are named Dvash, which means honey, and Pie.
Adler said he checked to make sure that no other child in Israel shared the name. He received several dozen "Likes" on his Facebook page following the announcement of the name.