Man names first-born daughter FACEBOOK


May 22, 2008

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.

I have no words. This is like calling your child

Unhappy Camper

Hells yeah
Mar 10, 2008
Fayettenam Area, NC

Egypt ... is one of those places I was more interested in seeing as it disappeared into the distance. And the people, at least the ones I met, were lazy as fuck and dumb as shit to boot.

Fuck the pyramids as well .. they smell like sweaty ass and there is a bazillion little sweaty fuckers all over the place either trying to steal your junk or sell you even more useless crap.


Spank Me!
Mar 3, 2008
North Main Street
Except your statement wasn't racist. You failed to specific target a race of people when making the derogatory statements. Once could assume you were talking about Egyptians but they come in many races.