Pathetic: A Boy Named Google

Swedish couple names first-born ‘Google’ (UPI)

KALMAR, , Sweden, Oct. 20 (UPI) — A couple in Sweden who uses computers a lot have chosen to name their firstborn son Google, after the world-dominant search engine.

Elias Kai, who is Lebanese, told The Local newspaper he’s a “great fan” of the search engine, but the name means more to him than that.

“The word ‘googol’ means 1 followed by 100 zeros, and I want my son to have lots of friends — I want him to be social, so the name also symbolizes this.”

The Swedish tax authority, known for being iffy about allowing unusual baby names, did not stand in their way after the birth on Sept. 12.

“They just thought it was funny,” Elias told the newspaper.

And so did management at the Silicone Valley, Calif.-based software company.

“We wish him long life and good health, and hope his schoolmates aren’t too hard on him,” Google’s in-house blogger wrote.

I’m guessing that Espn will be able to take Google in a fight, but regardless it’s time to start thinking about forced sterilization for all morons.

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  1. Will their next child be named yahoo?

    Some news from Sweden. Do parents ever think when naming their children? Specifically how it would feel to be called by their name. In this case, I don’t think the parents gave much consideration to that. Giving a child an odd name is almost like cur…

  2. hln says:

    Hmm – it all depends on the last name. Google Noggle…hmm. Needs more Gs and Os.


  3. dougrc says:

    I guess that makes the little fella a G-MALE, now doesn’t it?

    (I’m a proud non-owner of a g-mail account)

  4. exdem13 says:

    Another poor guy whose only delight in life wil be making his parents pay huge psychoanalysis bills i revenge for their moment of cleverness.

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