Baby born in Indonesia named as ‘Google’
The influence of Google over the last decade is undeniable. Google has rapidly grown from a modestly sized search engine firm to an global behemoth whose products shape people’s everyday lives.
This has apparently inspired a couple in Bekasi, West Java, to name their child after the company.
According to Bekasi Population and Civil Registry Agency head Oke Kusmayadi, a child born in November last year was named as Google.
The mother said that it was her husband who first suggested that they call their second child Google, in reference to the world-famous tech firm.
Believing a child’s name to be a prayer in itself, the mother said that she and her husband had hoped that the name would inspire their son to become as all-knowing as the ubiquitous search engine itself.
The Mother said that she and several relatives were initially reluctant to name the newborn Google. However, she said they eventually warmed up to the idea.
“At first, I refused to call [our son] Google. But I grew to like the idea after my husband explained to me that the name would inspire our son to become a helpful leader,” she said.
Ella went on to say that she never cared about outside opinions regarding her son’s name.
“Many people have criticized our decision, saying that we should name our third child after WhatsApp. I paid no mind to their opinions because they don’t understand what our son’s name truly means,” she added.