Egyptian Father Names New Daughter ‘Facebook’

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By: GangStarr Girl / February 22, 2011

Jamal Ibrahim has reportedly named his newborn daughter Facebook to honor the social media site’s role in Egypt’s revolution.

Egypt’s Al-Ahram newspaper reported the following:

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.

Facebook was used to organize the initial January 25 protest in Tahrir Square. [Huffington Post]

In other news, that kids is so going to get teased. How many “poke” jokes do you think she’ll hear in her lifetime?