The popularity of social networking has reached such an extent that people across the world not only want to name their children after Facebook but now places are being named in its honor. We are talking about an island in Croatia, which is getting the name Facebook, reports Croatian Times. The move has been initiated by Pierini Bebic, Mayor of the town of Hvar. This town is situated on islands known by the same name in Croatia. According to reports, the mayor has already sent an invitation to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, asking him to come to the island during the summer holidays. Hvar is also known as the sunniest island in the Adriatic.
If Zuckerberg agrees to such an unusual idea, one of the island in the chain of Pakleni Otoci (Pakleni Islands), which is now called the Veli Vodnyak (Great Waters), will be named as Facebook. It is a small island, and has a lighthouse located on it.
Bebic and the inhabitants of Hvar are hoping that after renaming, the island will become a new tourist attraction and draw attention of tourists, report agencies. It is worth noting that at present about 30 percent of Croatians are registered users of Facebook.
Hvar is a very popular holiday destination for world celebrities. For example, owner of Formula 1 Bernie Eklstoun and fashion designer Giorgio Armani are quite regular visitors to the island.
Recently it was reported that a man in Egypt, Jamal Ibrahim named his newborn daughter FaceBook. He did so because the organizers of the Egyptian revolution actively used the social network to communicate with each other and with colleagues. Jamal “wanted to express his gratitude about the victories the youth of January 25 have achieved and chose to express it in the form of naming his firstborn girl,” an ABC News report said.