An Egyptian couple have apparently named their newborn daughter Facebook, in honor of the social networking site’s role in the recent revolution. As reported in newspaper Al-Ahram:
“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.”
Officials at Facebook, the website, were unavailable for comment on Monday morning.