A baby is trending and her name is Hashtag
Did one couple take Twitter too far in the naming of their newborn?
Baby Hashtag made her debut in the Twitterverse on Saturday night. Named for an action on the popular social media platform, a hashtag or “#” for short, is a symbol used to mark keywords or topics in a tweet. The baby’s debut was announced on her parent’s Facebook page:
“Hashtag Jameson was born at 10oclock last nite. She weys 8pounds and I luv her so much!!!!!!”
It’s not the first time that a baby has been given a social media-inspired name. Last year, TechCrunch reported that a young Egyptian man named his firstborn daughter “Facebook” to celebrate the Jan. 25 revolution and the role social media played in organizing protests in Tahrir Square.
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An Israeli couple took it one step further, naming their newborn girl “Like” for the popular thumbs-up feature on the Facebook site, according to WebProNews.com.
"I'm not going to come out and judge another parent's choice of name, but I wonder if this is the kind of thing that mom and dad will regret in two years when people are talking about Twitter the way we talk about Friendster today," says Matt Villano, author of the "Are We There Yet?: Traveling With Kids" blog on Parenting.com. "That said, if Ron Artest can change his name to Metta World Peace and Chad Ochocinco can change his name back to Chad Johnson, perhaps names mean less in today's day and age than we'd like to admit."
So the million-dollar baby-naming question is, who’s going to call dibs on Pinterest? #LOL
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