It has been revealed that a mother named her new baby girl Hashtag, but instead of posting the announcement to Twitter, as one would expect of a genuine Twitter fan, she posted it to Facebook.
Although, there is some uncertainty whether the announcement is a joke, the possibility of a woman naming her child Hashtag has fascinated many and generated a buzz on social media.
According to the Daily Mail, the woman posted her announcement to Facebook with a photo captioned: "Hashtag Jameson was born at 10 O'clock last nite. She weys 8pounds and i luv her so much!!!!!!"
The image went viral online immediately, eliciting disbelief and unanimous criticism.
Many were shocked to learn that a woman would name her child Hashtag. A few comments on The Huffington Post illustrate the confusion and universal bewilderment that followed announcement of the ultra-trendy choice of name:
Was this baby really named Hashtag? (Or is it #?)
If you name your baby "Hashtag", you probably shouldn't be allowed to make babies in the first place.
Parents Name Newborn Daughter 'Hashtag' I'm all for unique baby names, but THIS is not okay...
oh gosh what is next: Has a mother really named her baby girl Hashtag?
Did a mother really just name her child Hashtag? Photo of baby with Twitter inspired name sweeps the Internet.
File photo: Baby Hashtag
The Daily Mail shares the bewilderment, with the comment that the child may grow up the "living embodiment of the degradation of the English language," whatever the website meant by that.
Awkwardmessages.com posted this photo of baby Hashtag, a truly awkward name.
The Huffington Post, as bewildered as the Daily Mail, poses a few questions to Hashtag's mother:
Will the baby's nickname be Hash or Tag? Or just #?
When you ask a question, will you require your child to reply to you "@mom"?
Do you expect your child to finish all of your sentences?
Will she only be able to speak in 140-character phrases?
Will you insist that Hashtag becomes the trendiest kid in school?
If you love Twitter so much, why did you post this announcement on Facebook?
But this is not the first time parents enamored with the online experience have branded their child for life with an aspect of the experience. According to the Daily Mail, an Israeli couple, Lior and Vardit Adler, evidently immersed in the Facebook experience, named their girl after the Facebook "Like" button.
The Adlers, who live in the town of Hod Hasharon, near Tel Aviv, said they wanted a name that was "modern and innovative," The Telegraph reports.
Mr Adler said that the name is the "modern equivalent of the name Ahava [Love]. It's just my way of saying to my fantastic daughter, 'Love.'"
The Daily Mail reports an Egyptian couple also named their baby girl "Facebook" to honor the role of the website in the Arab Spring.
According to The Telegraph, the most popular girls' name in "absolute" terms is Lily, and for boys, Oliver.