Hashtag May Be the World’s First Trending BabyBy: Josh Wolford - November 27, 2012
I know that there are a lot of stupid names out there. Believe me, I know. But unless a new parent goes to the extreme and names their kid “Gaydolf Titler” or something, I usually try to withhold judgement. Unless the name you give your child is going to severely disadvantage them their whole life, to each his own, man. Live and let live, you know? I’m sure someone could find “Joshua” pretty strange. After all, a name is just a weird collection of sounds, right?
Having said that, please stop naming your kids after social media actions, ok?
According to a tweet from Awkward Messages, a compiler of funny texts, tweets, Facebook posts, YouTube comments, etc., a baby has been born and given the name “Hashtag.” Yes, Hashtag Jameson is now a person in this world.
And if you still hold some shred of doubt about the inspiration for the name (maybe it’s Dutch or something?), the top comment on the screencapped Facebook post reads, “Aww babes you finally had your tweetybird.”
If legit, this is all pretty incredible.
If you think little baby Hashtag (thankfully not “little baby #”) is in for a rough childhood, may I remind you that a little over a year ago, an Israeli couple bestowed their newborn girl with the name “Like.”
“We named her Like because it’s modern and innovative,” said the father. “In our opinion it’s the modern equivalent of the name Ahava (Love). It’s just my way of saying to my fantastic daughter, ‘love.'”
So, what is the name “Hashtag” the modern equivalent of?[@AwkwardMsgs via Gizmodo]