Dad gets ‘Meta’ face tattoo for daughter – days before Facebook name change

A dad has been left fuming after he got his daughter’s name ‘Meta’ tattooed on his face, just days before Facebook adopted the new name.

Gleb Horoshy, 31, and his wife Autumn, 33, welcomed their baby daughter in February and thought her name would be completely unique.

A few months later the first-time dad from Germany decided to get her name inked across his cheek as a tribute.

But he claims he’s been left feeling like a social media devotee and a walking advertisement after Facebook announced it was changing its name to Meta last month.

The tattoo artist from Berlin however said he can see the funny side of the mishap.

He said: “When Facebook changed the name to the same as our daughter’s, my wife was freaking out. I kept seeing it everywhere – 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. My daughter's name will always be super special to me no matter what."

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"I joke to people that I got it because I love Facebook and Instagram so much. Facebook – or Meta – should be paying me for free the advertising!”

Gleb, originally from Ukraine, and Autumn, originally from the US, named their daughter Meta after the Greek word ‘metamorphosis’, in order to symbolise entering the next stage of their relationship.

They never expected that less than a year later, the name would be seen everywhere – after it became the name of Mark Zuckerberg’s social media empire.

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