Parents Name Their Newborn Daughter ‘Hashtag’


During pregnancy, it is normal to ponder and fret over several baby names for the little peanut growing within. Some choose a family name; others prefer a celebrity, historical, or sports name. Names of childhood friends mix in with special places and traditional and cultural possibilities.

On Saturday, at 10 p.m., a new type of naming option was presented to pregnant women everywhere when the Jameson family announced the arrival of their baby girl, Hashtag Jameson.

That’s right; they named their newborn daughter Hashtag.

Before you cast judgment, know that the Jameson family was not the first to name their protégé after social media craze. Last February, an Egyptian family named their son Facebook.

Is this a trend that will flourish with time? Would you name your child Hashtag, or Facebook?

Is there a family welcoming the arrival of Baby Pinterest, or Baby Instagram? Actually, Instagram Shannon does have a unique, mysterious ring to it…

But I think I’ll pass. Somehow, I think these socially inspired baby names are going to draw out the bullies from their evil corners. Don’t you think?

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Parents Name Their Newborn Daughter ‘Hashtag’

Kimberly Shannon is a wife, a mother, an editor, a writer ... She is always working to find the perfect balance¹! After Kimberly received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism, she worked on two master’s degree programs (Creative Writing, and Marriage and Family Therapy). At various times in her life she has signed up to study Naturopathy, only to back out at the last minute, and humored the idea of returning full-time to the world of dance. Kimberly has also started 10 different children ... More

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  2. What!? That’s what I say! I couldn’t imagine having that name.God help her when she goes to school. I usually don’t say much about people’s choices and decisions. But man, oh, man! I don’t know about this one. Hashtag? Kinda strange and silly, don’t you think?

  3. Profile photo of RosslynRose RosslynRose says:

    Not my idea of a decent name, but at least it’s better than facebook. There used to be some thought in naming a child years ago, biblical names were the favourite, but every generation will have an influx on baby names. Go back to the 60’s – there were some really different out names back then like Windflower or Meadow, I’m sure many frowned and judged on these too.

  4. Profile photo of hannah83 hannah83 says:

    As my husband and I discussed names we thought of names that would give special meanings to our daughter or son.

  5. Profile photo of sukismom sukismom says:

    That’s even worse then the hash-tag hat I seen…

  6. Profile photo of emily emily says:

    I feel bad for the child but her parents will have to deal with what is to come for this child. I wish Hashtag The Best.

  7. Profile photo of neisha neisha says:

    well if their ok with it i would never name my child something like that

  8. Profile photo of Arrielle Arrielle says:

    I wouldn’t choose it but everyone thought I was crazy for choosing to name my daughter Mahoney. I can’t imagine her as anything else. Good luck to baby Hashtag.

  9. Profile photo of Char Char says:

    Can’t believe parents name they kid hashtag they fame is for a little while but this child is gonna remain and be continually reminded by the bullies of how funny he name is ,.. They should be a law to which names r appropriate for kids wen patents go way out the box in this case . … Everyone is free to make they own decision on wat they name they kids but hashtag for a pretty little girl ? Wow

  10. Profile photo of abbigail abbigail says:

    I read about this somewhere else, I think it was meant as a joke. I can’t see someone actually naming their daughter Hashtag Jameson… that’s just horrible. Hashtag is not a name!
    I’d have to nickname her hashbrowns or something. That is going beyond the realm of unusual names. I fear for my grandchildren’s generation, half of them won’t be able to pronounce their own names.

  11. It was a girl! Not boy, 🙂

  12. I think before someone names a child anything they need to look in the mirror and ask themselves "Would I want to have this as a name for the rest of my life?" I find it hard to believe the parents would want to have such a name, but maybe I’m wrong.

  13. Profile photo of Christian Christian says:

    I mean help her socialize.

  14. Profile photo of Christian Christian says:

    Hashtag? Hmm . . . not a favorite for me, but i’m not outraged. 🙂 I named my son Horace, after my grandfather and one rude lady asked me, "Why I would pick such an ugly name?" Mind you, her son’s name is Frank, which reminds me of a hot dog. Anyway, I hope little hashtag has a wonderful life. People will always have opinions, but when he grows up his name will be a wonderful conversation starter, which might help him with the ladies. lol! 🙂

  15. Profile photo of Christopher Christopher says:

    this is beyond thinking outside the box in naming their child. they obviously did not think of the childs future, they only thought of themselves and getting some attention.

  16. on a positive note, she’ll have an easy signature…. #. lol

  17. Although I would never have picked that name… it is not my right or anyone’s but the parents right to say anything about her name.

  18. Profile photo of Jamie Jamie says:

    Not to judge but there’s not even a good shorten version of this hash? Idk poor thing

  19. Profile photo of Kristie Kristie says:

    I think this is just plain out mean to do to their child! Hash tag I mean really, how about banana hammock next! Yikes!

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  21. Profile photo of taylor taylor says:

    Personally, I hate it. But It’s not my choice and if Hashtag doesn’t like it she can always change it later.

  22. Profile photo of Angelwings Angelwings says:

    I’d say a very bad idea. There are unique names then there are just plain harsh names. Harsh being they will most likely end up being bullied.

  23. Profile photo of Stephanie Stephanie says:

    NEVER! Why would you put your child through that?!

  24. Profile photo of Alison LeeAuthor Alison Lee says:

    It’s a terrible idea! Poor Hashtag.