Egyptian newborn baby girl named ‘Facebook’ by father, to mark Egypt’s successful revolution

By on Feb 21, 2011 in Lifestyle, Middle East Comments

An Egyptian newborn baby girl was named ‘Facebook‘ by her father, apparently to mark Egypt’s successful revolution, according to one of the most popular newspapers in the country, Al-Ahram.

‘Thank you, Facebook’ sign
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As translated to English by several international news sites on Sunday, an Egyptian man, who was believed to be in his early 20s decided to name his newborn baby girl ‘Facebook’, to show respect to Mark Zuckerberg’s phenomenal site.

According to reports, the newborn Egyptian baby girl was named ‘Facebook’ to express gratitude to the most popular social networking site today, which played a vital role while protests are going on, especially in Tahrir Square.

The complete name of the baby girl is Facebook Jamal Ibrahim, in which Jamal was said to be the name of the father, who was very happy after Hosni Mubarak resigned as president of Egypt.

Egyptian people then displayed signs and graffiti in Cairo and saying, “Thank you, Facebook”.

Meanwhile, the family’s friends and neighbors were said to have gathered around ‘Facebook‘, as they claimed to be continuously supporting their recent successful revolution, while giving gifts to the newborn baby with the unique name.

As of this writing, reports said that about 5 million Egyptians are Facebook users, which is more than in any other country in the Middle East.

Nearly 32,000 Facebook groups and 14,000 pages were created in Egypt, starting January 25.



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