Egyptian Man Names His Daughter 'Facebook'

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On January 25, Hosni Mubarak stepped down from his 30-year reign as the president of Egypt, and now one Egyptian man is commemorating the event in a very unique way. Jamal Ibrahim has named his newborn daughter 'Facebook' as a tribute to the social network that helped organize the demonstrations leading to Mubarak's resignation.

TechCrunch posted a translation of an article in the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram, which describes the man to be in his twenties, and says he "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."
While naming your child 'Facebook' may seem a little odd, it's actually a really heartfelt sentiment. While the Internet as a whole played a huge part in spreading the word about the protests, Facebook has become the, well, face of social networking in Egypt. Without it, Egyptian citizens feel that they would not have been able to affect the regime change.

So, you see, for Jamal Ibrahim, the act of naming his daughter 'Facebook' is really a representation of freedom. Pretty powerful stuff, don't you think? If you're still confused about the recent events in Egypt, check out our break down here. %Poll-60583%

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