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Saudi Arabia Controls Babies Names

Written by Amira Al Hussaini On 12 March 2014 @ 21:20 pm | 10 Comments

In Arabic, English, Governance, Human Rights, Middle East & North Africa, Photos, Quick Reads, Saudi Arabia

You are not allowed to name your newborn daughter Eman, or Sandy, or Yara. And if it is a boy, names like Abdelnasser, Amir or Abdulmoeen are a no go. But that's only in Saudi Arabia. On Twitter, Iyad El Baghdadi shares this list of baby names banned in the absolute monarchy:

And there is a photograph of an officially stamped list to go with this notice.

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[2] March 12, 2014: https://twitter.com/iyad_elbaghdadi/statuses/443720887997444096

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