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Egyptian Man Names Daughter "Facebook"



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    CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03: An anti-government demonstrator holds a sign during clashes on February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Initial protests against the government were organized on internet social media. The Egyptian army positioned tanks between the protesters during a second day of violent skirmishes in and around Tahrir Square in Cairo. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

    So you thought people in this country named their children oddly, with names like "Apple", "Rumer" and "Mathew" with one "T," but one man in Egypt may have topped them all.

    Inspired by the role Facebook played in the recent protests and ultimate overthrow of Egypt's president, the twenty-something year-old man felt a need express his thanks, and and did-so by naming his newborn girl "Facebook."

    TechMeme translates the snippet from Al-Ahram (one of the most popular newspapers in Egypt):

    A young man in his twenties wanted to express his gratitude about the victories the youth of 25th of January have achieved and chose to express it in the form of naming his firstborn girl “Facebook” Jamal Ibrahim (his name.) The girl’s family, friends, and neighbors in the Ibrahimya region gathered around the new born to express their continuing support for the revolution that started on Facebook. “Facebook” received many gifts from the youth who were overjoyed by her arrival and the new name. A name [Facebook] that shocked the entire world.

    While it may not have the prettiest ring to it, the girl should be thankful that didn't have anything to do with the revolution.