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Baby is named ‘Hashtag’

Wed Nov 28 2012, 10:06

A BABY HAS BEEN BORN and given the name Hashtag, according to a post at Mashable.

Mashable has the skinny on the small one, pointing us in the direction of a screengrabbed Facebook post that shows a photo of the baby, and a short message.

"Hashtag Jameson was born at 10 oclock last nite. She weys 8pounds and I luv her so much!!!!!!" says the post's text. Underneath there is a cute baby, natch - it's a baby.

It is sleeping, gloriously unaware that it has been named after something people do on a micro-messaging website.

Hashtag may prove to be a nice name for a young lady as we slide deeper into the 21st century. It may not.

Fashions change though, and while Amelia was the most popular baby girl name in the UK in 2011, who is to say that we won't be calling our kids Blog, RSS and Searchengineoptimisaton in years to come?

Maybe we'll even be having to explain what a hashtag was to an assortment of kids with names like "Glubar", "Kwak", "Quinquon" and "Kev".

The whole thing could be a viral prank of course, made to highlight some brand or another, and we could be treated to an explanation soon. µ


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