Skip to comments.Is your name now ‘banned’ in Saudi Arabia?
Posted on 03/15/2014 9:44:24 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Saudi Arabias 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 ...
Well,,,I checked, and Bogus” is not on the list. So I’m good to go!
dangit now I’m gonna have to change my name....
Cool! Zuben is still OK, too.
Apparently I’m good to go.
whats the deal there? Sandy...is Not a Sharia Compliant Name?
Meshuge Isnt on the list...yet....
We laugh, but there are millions of Muslims all around the world who marvel at this Saudi enlightenment. Islam is ignorance.
Well, both me and my dog are OUT! LOL!
To the moon, Alice!
My name probably is...
Its extremely Christian...
Someone gonna post the list?
Al-Ouchthatonehurts is still good to go.
Mine is too (John) but apparently its OK.
Binyamin (Arabic for Benjamin)
Al Mamlaka (the kingdom)
Rama (Hindu god)
Basmala (utterance of the name of God)
Jibreel (angel Gabriel)
Nabiyya (female prophet)
“Sandy” is banned. Not a personal problem, but WTF? It sounds pretty harmless to me, and besides, it’s a nickname.
Is “Wrath of God” on the list of names that upset the Saudis?
There goes that trip to the kingdom you’ve been planning. lol
Maybe because “sandy” is the official description of the country.
Thats makes as much sense as anything I can think of.
Nuke Mecca Now...
Dang! and here I was hoping for a grandson named Nareej! < /s >
What a bunch of backward, murderous, medieval, terrorist thugs the Kingdom is..
They should name some kids Mohammed for once.
Wireelam is just out.
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.”)
Porky Pig will bring his wrath upon them when he hears this.
What is.... Christopher?
Man, I do so love the Saudi’s.
I mean, does this really make an sense!! Ever??
What a crazy bunch of mooselimbs.
I'm sure the only reason females in general aren't banned is because the males can't bare children.
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....
Good thing this doesn’t apply in the hood.
At least you will have less confusion in the future and won’t be accidently thought a Muslim.
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:
(Both “Jewish” and “Eskimo” should have been capitalized.
Sorry to all.
“Good thing this doesnt apply in the hood.”
I Know! Right?!
Conservative is not on the list, but is still a hated word of the liberals the world over.
Maybe cause *sandy* denotes their environment/terrian, just a guess.
Isn’t Malika the name of one of the Obama daughters?
lol Well, there won’t be so many of me either.
The KSA has no use for folks like U & Me. LOL.
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