Egyptian names his first-born daughter ‘Facebook’

Date: 23-02-2011 2:15 pm (13 years ago) | Author: Efremfon
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A young Egyptian man has decided to call his first-born daughter Facebook in a tribute to the social media site’s role in his country’s political revolution.

Proud father Jamal Ibrahim, who was swept up in enthusiasm over the revolt against President Hosni Mubarak, gave his daughter the unorthodox name to express his thanks for developments in Egypt since anti-government protests started on 25 January, according to Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram.

The girl’s full name is Facebook Jamal Ibrahim, and family and friends have reportedly gathered around the newborn to express their continuing support for the revolution that started on Facebook.

Egypt is home to five million Facebook users - the highest number in the Middle East - and the website was instrumental in galvanising civilians for peaceful protests that eventually toppled Mubarak.

Following the President’s resignation on 11 February, graffiti artists scribed 'Thank you Facebook' on walls across Cairo.

During the uprising, thousands of Egypt-themed groups and pages appeared on Facebook, and the military government even started using the site to try and reach out to Egyptian youth.

A whopping 32,000 groups and 14,000 pages were created in this time.

Facebook has received many gifts from young people who were overjoyed by both her arrival and her inventive name, reports Al-Ahram.


Posted: at 23-02-2011 02:15 PM (13 years ago) | Upcoming
- dirtykid at 23-02-2011 02:58 PM (13 years ago)
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Facebook Dirty kid Naijapals will soon be someone's name if Nigeria will succeed on their own political revolution coming up someday.

Posted: at 23-02-2011 02:58 PM (13 years ago) | Hero
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- mallorca at 23-02-2011 06:53 PM (13 years ago)
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madness

Posted: at 23-02-2011 06:53 PM (13 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- MissyBarbie at 28-02-2011 04:14 PM (13 years ago)
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Nice name cool....mtcheeewww
Posted: at 28-02-2011 04:14 PM (13 years ago) | Hero
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- ajanni at 28-02-2011 10:55 PM (13 years ago)
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real madness
Posted: at 28-02-2011 10:55 PM (13 years ago) | Grande Master
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- Fashalyn at 1-03-2011 06:48 AM (13 years ago)
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No comment.........

Posted: at 1-03-2011 06:48 AM (13 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Dan_Fulani at 1-03-2011 07:27 AM (13 years ago)
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That poor child will have to suffer through her adolescent years with that name.
I can hear kids on the playground making fun of that name. If this dad loves the
name "facebook" so much why did he not change his name to facebook?

dan fulani
Posted: at 1-03-2011 07:27 AM (13 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- chika_orunta at 1-03-2011 08:21 AM (13 years ago)
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Dan, he has the right to name his child anything he feels like. Other kids are just jealous, lol!
Posted: at 1-03-2011 08:21 AM (13 years ago) | Newbie
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- eddieramz at 1-03-2011 03:09 PM (13 years ago)
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its ok
Posted: at 1-03-2011 03:09 PM (13 years ago) | Newbie
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- ajanni at 1-03-2011 06:50 PM (13 years ago)
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Quote from: Dan_Fulani on  1-03-2011 07:27 AM


That poor child will have to suffer through her adolescent years with that name.
I can hear kids on the playground making fun of that name. If this dad loves the
name "facebook" so much why did he not change his name to facebook?

dan fulani

Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 1-03-2011 06:50 PM (13 years ago) | Grande Master
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- yukicares4u at 1-03-2011 10:18 PM (13 years ago)
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LOL MAYB HE MET HIS WIFE VIA FBK.... Grin Grin Grin Grin...THE 2ND SHUD BE TWITTER...LOL
Posted: at 1-03-2011 10:18 PM (13 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- petmanuel4loura at 27-01-2012 08:31 AM (12 years ago)
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street madness
Posted: at 27-01-2012 08:31 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ajanni at 27-01-2012 08:36 AM (12 years ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 27-01-2012 08:36 AM (12 years ago) | Grande Master
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