Child named Like

An Israeli couple have named their daughter after a feature on the social networking site Facebook.

The girl has been called Like, after a button that allows users to express their approval of photographs, links and status updates.

Lior Adler and his wife Vardit, who live in the town of Hod Hasharon, near Tel Aviv, said they were looking for a name that “was modern and innovative”.

Lior Adler  said they had wanted an original name and that his daughter would be the first in the country to be called Like.

“In our opinion it’s the modern equivalent of the name Ahava (Love),” he said.

He said the reaction to the name had been mixed.

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