It's a Girl! Meet Hashtag Jameson

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It's a Girl! Meet Hashtag Jameson

Everyone has their own opinions when it comes to baby names. Apple, Blanket, Bronx, Blue Ivy and Egypt are all names that you wouldn’t typically pair with a baby’s name…but what are you going to do? It’s free speech. The latest in the whirlwind of abnormal baby names is Hashtag Jameson. Yes, as in, #Jameson.

The first thing that comes to mind is that this may be just a viral campaign for Jameson Whiskey. But then I remember that people have actually turned to social media before – In 2011, Egyptian father Jamal Ibrahim named his newborn “Facebook” to honor the social media’s role in Egypt’s revolution, and later that year, an Israeli couple named their newborn daughter “Like” after the Facebook feature.

After those two, I guess it was just a matter of time before people moved on from Facebook and started designating names after Twitter. Hashtag was reportedly born at 10 p.m. Saturday night. Baby Hashtag spurred a round of actual trending hashtags, including #FoolishParents, #YourParentsHateYou and #StupidestNameEver. At least she's already trending.


Image via The Daily Dot

Google isn’t left out of the bunch, either. In 2005, a search-engine marketer and avid fan of all things Google, Walid Elias Kai, wrote to the company to alert it to the birth of his first child, Oliver Google Kai

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