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Tuesday, 24 May 2011

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Parents-to-be were intrigued recently when they learned that an Israeli couple had named their baby girl LIKE.

Yep, like it or not, that's what they chose.

In an article on Ynetnews.com, it's stated that the couple just happen to prefer unique names and weren't necessarily naming her after Facebook's LIKE button. But still -- their choice DID spark a survey to find other techno names in use. For those parents-to-be who think there are just too many Marys, Sues, Petes, and Bills in the world, here's a preliminary list of techno names, along with an explanation from a survey respondent for each choice:

DIGG "Just plain groovy."

POD "Can be accessorized at will. Think Peapod, iPod, or any-kind-you-want Pod."

CLOUD "Heavenly, dreamy, relaxing and peaceful. Very appropriate if the end of the world is near."

ALT "Suitable for parents having trouble choosing among Alfred, Alvin, or Albert. Has more pizzazz than all of those names combined."

ANDROID "A nice Sci-Fi ring to it. Definitely more modern than Andrew or Andy."

TWEET "Short and sweet. Trendy too. Growing up, the child is sure to speak in 140-character sentences. Or less."

URL "A spiffy new spelling of the traditional Earl."

KINDLE "Connotes sparks, energy, and setting the world on fire."

APP "Let Apple and Amazon fight in court over the use of the term App Store. Meanwhile, tech savvy parents can grab the name APP for their little ones."

TECH "The 21st century version of Tex. For a budding cowboy with a computer instead of a gun."

Ah, well.....Perhaps Shakespeare said it best: "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."

Whatever.

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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