Posted August 15, 2007 11:08 am by with 9 comments

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image It’s bad enough that expecting parents are naming their kids based on Google search results, now we learn they’re giving them Facebook profiles too!

Australian couple Claire Gillis and Luke Waring have set up a Facebook profile for the child–due in 3 months–and are providing updates on the baby’s progress, says Reuters.

“We have friends and family all over the world, so we’re using it for them, to post updates on ultrasounds, scans and what it has been doing all week, so that’s how it started,” Gillis told Australia’s Daily Telegraph newspaper.

The grainy black-and-white ultrasound image of “Bubba Waring” has 29 friends listed, with dozens more waiting to be accepted by “the world’s most famous fetus,” Gillis said.

The couple are considering whether to make the profile open to everyone–maybe they need to read my warnings on that topic.

  • Brian Chappell

    Some people just have too much time on their hands.

  • Steven Bradley

    Of course you realize now the kid is going to grow up to be MySpace users.

  • Luke

    I don’t think it’s a matter of having too much time on their hands, but really… it is sad. I think it’s more of a matter that the parents are trying to gain exposure. When infact, millions of babies are born every week.

  • Webmaster Money

    It is not bad idea… When he/she will grow up than it will be all ready and can say that is member since before was born.

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  • Jordan McCollum

    So . . . you’d be against me doing that for my next baby? And, I take it, liveblogging labor on MP?

  • Andy Beal

    @Jordan – could I sell advertising for it? 😉

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  • Sean

    Looks like Facebook have removed their profile. Probably because they have age restrictions :-) Claire must be just about ready to have her baby now but but she could try the “My Pregnancy” application in facebook if she has any time left…