Egyptian Names Kid 'Facebook' To Honor Jan. 25 Revolution, So Go Ahead & Name Your Kid 'Farmville'


Have you been enjoying a vicarious revolutionary buzz because you also look at the Facebook website sometimes? Well then you will be very pleased to know that an Egyptian guy named his newborn daughter "Facebook" -- we're guessing the mother wasn't consulted? -- because the website Facebook was one of the methods of communication used to publicize the anti-Mubarak protests.

TechCrunch posts this translation from an Egyptian newspaper:

Man Names His Newborn Girl Facebook

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.

Awesome. Americans can "show solidarity" by naming their latest illegitimate children "Farmville" or "Tattoo Parlor" or "Circus Toilet Baby."


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