This baby has been named Google by his parents in the hope he will become a “useful” person just like the search engine.
Mother Ella Karin, 27, gave birth to her and her husband Andi Cahya Saputra’s second child in the regency of Bekasi, in south-western Indonesia’s West Java Province in November 2018 but news of their bizarre name choice has only just surfaced.
Father Andi, 31, says he first thought about giving their first son a name inspired by technology when his wife was in her seventh month of pregnancy.
He told reports he was considering names such as “Windows, iPhone, Microsoft and iOS” among others, as well as the more traditional Albar Dirgantara Putra.
However, when the tot was born, the proud dad decided to name him Google, without a surname, but he says it took a while for loved ones, including the boy’s own mother, to become accustomed to the bizarre name.
Local media report mother Ella would tell people the boy’s name was “baby boy” when she was asked in the first three months after his birth.
Father Andi says he told his own father that the name Google has an important meaning because he hopes his son can “help” lots of people and be “a useful person” for others. He says he refused to give the tot a surname because it would dilute “the essence” of his name.
The name has reportedly grown on the tot’s mother, who says she hopes her son will become “a leader” of “many people”.
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