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Facebook-mad couple name daughter 'Like' after site feature (but family and friends don't give it the thumbs up)

What's in a name? Israeli couple Lior and Vardit Adler have named their youngest daughter Like, after the user feature on the social network site Facebook

Here's one monicker you're not likely to find in a list of the year's most popular girls' names.

An Israeli couple, both devotees of Mark Zuckerberg's social networking site Facebook, have decided to name their new daughter 'Like'.

Site users will be well aware of the 'thumbs up' feature on the site, which allows people to acknowledge their enjoyment of a particular entry or comment without having to make a longer statement.

Lior and Vardit Adler are certainly aware of the feature, and are in love with it so much that they decided to bestow it upon their youngest child.

It remains to be seen whether Like is going to grow up to enjoy sounding as if she never finishes introducing herself ('Hello, my name's like...').

Mr Adler told German Press Agency DPA: 'To me it is important to give my children names that are not used anywhere else, at least not in Israel.'

His two other daughters are Dvash (which is Hebrew for honey) and Pie.

He added: 'If once people gave Biblical names and that was the icon, then today [the Facebook Like] is one of the most famous icons in the world.'

Mr Adler said he and his wife were also looking for a name that sounded nice when being called.

He said Like had 'a nice, international ring to it'.

In other words, he likes it.

Mr Adler admits that his friends and family were described as reacting "incredulously" when they were told of little girl's name.

But Mr Adler is sure that they'll come round eventually.

For the record, Isabella turned out to be the most popular girl's name in the U.S. for 2010.

According to the Social Security Administration, Isabella and Jacob were the top for newborns in the year.

It's no coincidence that both names are leading characters in the enormously popular Twilight books ad films.

Also in the top ten were classic choices, such as Sophia, Emma and Olivia for girls, and Ethan, Michael and Alexander for boys. -dailymail

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