People think I named my daughter after Facebook thanks to the tattoo of her name on my face | The Sun

FOR many new parents, picking the right name for their little one is a pretty big deal.

There's a lot of pressure, knowing they'll be stuck with your choice.

One dad was so pleased with his choice that he tattooed his new daughter's name on his face.

Unfortunately, thanks to the social media site's rebrand, people now think he named her after Facebook.

Gleb Horoshy, 31, and his wife Autumn, 33, welcomed their baby daughter Meta in February.

They thought her name would be completely unique.

A few months later the first-time dad from Germany got his daughter's name inked across his cheek in tribute.

But now he says he feels like a walking advert after he got the tattoo, just months before Facebook renamed itself Meta – meaning "beyond" in Greek.

Gleb says he's worried people think he's a devotee of Facebook.

The tattooist from Berlin said he can see the funny side of the mishap.


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He said: "When Facebook changed the name to the same as our daughter's, my wife was freaking out.

"But it made me laugh – it was so surreal.

"We tried to pick a name which wasn't popular so she would be unique and now it is everywhere.

"It was my first face tattoo but I don't regret it because I love my daughter.

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"Facebook – or Meta – should be paying me for free advertising!"

Gleb, originally from Ukraine, and Autumn, originally from California, named their daughter Meta after 'metamorphosis' to symbolise entering the next stage of the relationship.

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Gleb said: "I kept seeing it everywhere. I find it funny for sure – but I don't have any regrets.

"I joke to people that I got it because I love Facebook and Instagram so much.

"My daughter's name will always be super special to me no matter what."

The billionaire Mark Zuckerberg announced the shock rebrand during his future-gazing Facebook Connect keynote speech – where he detailed plans to create a next-gen "metaverse" internet.

The new moniker is a catch-all for Facebook's entire operation – so the name of the actual app won't change.

But Meta is now the official company brand, covering Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus and more.

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Zuckerberg said that Meta comes from the Greek word for "beyond", and better represents the company now.

“We are a company that builds technology to connect people,” the Harvard drop-out said, announcing the company’s new name.

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