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Is your name now ‘banned’ in Saudi Arabia?
Belfast Telegraph ^ | 15 March 2014

Posted on 03/15/2014 9:44:24 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry has banned 50 names they argue contradict the culture or religion of the Kingdom, according to reports by local media.

Parents in the Kingdom will reportedly no longer be able to call their children by names such as Linda, Alice, Elaine or Binyamin (Arabic for Benjamin) after the civil affairs department at the ministry issued a list of the prohibited names.

Binyamin is believed in Islam to be the son of Prophet Jacob, but is also the name of the current Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. …

(Excerpt) Read more at belfasttelegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Religion; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: banned; bannednames; binyamin; islam; muslim; name; names; rop; saudiarabia

1 posted on 03/15/2014 9:44:24 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Well,,,I checked, and Bogus” is not on the list. So I’m good to go!


2 posted on 03/15/2014 9:50:56 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Olog-hai
but naming their spawn after their child molester prophet isn't blaspheme... how odd indeed, you'd think that would be the number one name you can't use since they kill people over cartoons of the pedophile in chief
3 posted on 03/15/2014 9:51:13 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Olog-hai

“Wireelam”

dangit now I’m gonna have to change my name....


4 posted on 03/15/2014 9:51:39 AM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Cool! Zuben is still OK, too.


5 posted on 03/15/2014 9:52:59 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: Olog-hai

Apparently I’m good to go.


6 posted on 03/15/2014 9:53:09 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Olog-hai

Sandy????

whats the deal there? Sandy...is Not a Sharia Compliant Name?

Meshuge Isnt on the list...yet....


7 posted on 03/15/2014 9:55:31 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: Olog-hai

We laugh, but there are millions of Muslims all around the world who marvel at this Saudi enlightenment. Islam is ignorance.


8 posted on 03/15/2014 9:58:15 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Olog-hai

Well, both me and my dog are OUT! LOL!


9 posted on 03/15/2014 9:59:29 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: Olog-hai; Revolting cat!

To the moon, Alice!


10 posted on 03/15/2014 9:59:53 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Olog-hai

My name probably is...

Its extremely Christian...


11 posted on 03/15/2014 10:01:24 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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Someone gonna post the list?


12 posted on 03/15/2014 10:04:03 AM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: Olog-hai

Al-Ouchthatonehurts is still good to go.


13 posted on 03/15/2014 10:04:24 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Mine is too (John) but apparently its OK.


14 posted on 03/15/2014 10:04:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Rio

Malaak (angel)

Abdul Aati

Abdul Naser

Abdul Musleh

Binyamin (Arabic for Benjamin)

Naris

Yara

Sitav

Loland

Tilaj

Barrah

Abdul Nabi

Abdul Rasool

Sumuw (highness)

Al Mamlaka (the kingdom)

Malika (queen)

Mamlaka (kingdom)

Tabarak (blessed)

Nardeen

Sandy

Rama (Hindu god)

Maline

Elaine

Inar

Maliktina

Maya

Linda

Randa

Basmala (utterance of the name of God)

Jibreel (angel Gabriel)

Abdul Mu’een

Abrar

Iman

Bayan

Baseel

Wireelam

Nabi (prophet)

Nabiyya (female prophet)

Amir (prince)

Taline

Aram

Nareej

Rital

Alice

Lareen

Kibrial

Lauren


15 posted on 03/15/2014 10:05:15 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Thanks!


16 posted on 03/15/2014 10:07:01 AM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: Olog-hai

“Sandy” is banned. Not a personal problem, but WTF? It sounds pretty harmless to me, and besides, it’s a nickname.


17 posted on 03/15/2014 10:07:05 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Olog-hai

Is “Wrath of God” on the list of names that upset the Saudis?


18 posted on 03/15/2014 10:08:51 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Olog-hai

Oh great!


19 posted on 03/15/2014 10:09:23 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Linda Frances

There goes that trip to the kingdom you’ve been planning. lol


20 posted on 03/15/2014 10:12:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Maybe because “sandy” is the official description of the country.


21 posted on 03/15/2014 10:16:00 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: KarlInOhio

Thats makes as much sense as anything I can think of.

Nuke Mecca Now...


22 posted on 03/15/2014 10:17:40 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: Olog-hai

Dang! and here I was hoping for a grandson named Nareej! < /s >


23 posted on 03/15/2014 10:28:49 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Olog-hai
Looks like cardinal4 is still safe!

What a bunch of backward, murderous, medieval, terrorist thugs the Kingdom is..

24 posted on 03/15/2014 10:31:15 AM PDT by cardinal4
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To: Olog-hai

They should name some kids Mohammed for once.


25 posted on 03/15/2014 10:31:59 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: wonkowasright

“Wireelam” is just out.

26 posted on 03/15/2014 10:39:26 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: Flick Lives

LOL.. Thanks


27 posted on 03/15/2014 10:42:35 AM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: Olog-hai

When my name is banned in a country ruled by men wearing skirts, and afriad to eat bacon, is a day I’ll buy a Starbucks coffee, wearing my Smith and Wesson t-shirt!
(Oh, I forgot ... WE got a guy wearing a dress, or so the report goes ... “Michelle Obama is a Trasnsexual.”)


28 posted on 03/15/2014 10:46:34 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Olog-hai

Porky Pig will bring his wrath upon them when he hears this.


29 posted on 03/15/2014 10:51:45 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

What is.... Christopher?


30 posted on 03/15/2014 10:55:11 AM PDT by weeweed (Proud Costco University graduate)
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To: Olog-hai

Man, I do so love the Saudi’s.

I mean, does this really make an sense!! Ever??

What a crazy bunch of mooselimbs.


31 posted on 03/15/2014 11:07:04 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Olog-hai
I have a female name (because I'm female). So it would be banned. /sorta sarc

I'm sure the only reason females in general aren't banned is because the males can't bare children.

32 posted on 03/15/2014 11:14:20 AM PDT by zlala (Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice Capt. Aaron R. Blanchard, KIA 4-23-13, Pul-E-Alam, Afghanistan.)
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To: zlala

Oh they can bare them all right, but unless in circumstances such as giving their own young children a bath, then it is advisable that children are to [generally] remain clothed.

I'll skip adding the Micheal Jackson jokes....

33 posted on 03/15/2014 11:43:47 AM PDT by BlueDragon (You can observe a lot just by watching. Yogi Berra)
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To: cripplecreek

Good thing this doesn’t apply in the hood.


34 posted on 03/15/2014 12:12:01 PM PDT by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: left that other site

At least you will have less confusion in the future and won’t be accidently thought a Muslim.


35 posted on 03/15/2014 12:31:05 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: Kackikat

True...

Considering I have a redneck Combo First name and a jewish Last Name, and am an Irish Eskimo, I don’t think that will ever be a problem.

When i told my pastor i was half eskimo, he answered:

“I-nuit”.


36 posted on 03/15/2014 12:37:22 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: left that other site

(Both “Jewish” and “Eskimo” should have been capitalized.
Sorry to all.


37 posted on 03/15/2014 12:39:33 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: Defiant

“Good thing this doesn’t apply in the hood.”

I Know! Right?!


38 posted on 03/15/2014 12:59:58 PM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: Olog-hai

Conservative is not on the list, but is still a hated word of the liberals the world over.


39 posted on 03/15/2014 1:30:42 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (waiting for my Magic 8 ball to give me an answer)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Maybe cause *sandy* denotes their environment/terrian, just a guess.


40 posted on 03/15/2014 1:33:15 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (waiting for my Magic 8 ball to give me an answer)
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To: Olog-hai

Isn’t Malika the name of one of the Obama daughters?


41 posted on 03/15/2014 1:50:30 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: left that other site

lol


42 posted on 03/15/2014 5:32:18 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: left that other site

lol Well, there won’t be so many of me either.


43 posted on 03/15/2014 5:33:15 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: cripplecreek

No Jesus?

No Crusader?


44 posted on 03/15/2014 5:34:58 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Kackikat

The KSA has no use for folks like U & Me. LOL.


45 posted on 03/15/2014 5:41:12 PM PDT by left that other site
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