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The Story of an Afghan Baby Named Donald Trump - The New York Times

The Story of an Afghan Baby Named Donald Trump - The New York Times | Name News | Scoop.it
A poor Afghan farming family named their son Donald Trump, hoping the other Trump’s good fortune would rub off on him. So far, it hasn’t.
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The Baby Name Zarak –

The Baby Name Zarak – | Name News | Scoop.it
In 1957, the eye-catching name Zarak debuted in the U.S. data: 1958: unlisted 1957: 8 baby boys named Zarak [debut] 1956: unlisted The inspiration? A Technicolor action film called Zarak, which was…
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Their Identities Denied, Afghan Women Ask, ‘Where Is My Name?’

Their Identities Denied, Afghan Women Ask, ‘Where Is My Name?’ | Name News | Scoop.it
Ms. Sohaili, the activist, said she hoped men would look inward and consider why it was taboo to write a woman’s name, even in a doctor’s prescription.
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What's in a name? Afghanistan parents learn hard lesson after naming their son Donald Trump!

What's in a name? Afghanistan parents learn hard lesson after naming their son Donald Trump! | Name News | Scoop.it
Sayed was inspired to name his baby after the US President, after reading many of the business tycoon-turned-politician’s books in the Persian language, including “How to get rich.”

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Ugh, a picture of that man in proximity with a child makes my skin crawl.

 

But you can see where dad is coming from with his name inspiration - he admires a successful person, he uses their name - so live and let live.

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Their Identities Denied, Afghan Women Ask, ‘Where Is My Name?’

Their Identities Denied, Afghan Women Ask, ‘Where Is My Name?’ | Name News | Scoop.it
A social media campaign is looking to change a custom in which men traditionally use substitutes for women’s actual names in public, like My Weak One or My Goat.
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For Afghans, Name and Birthdate Census Questions Are Not So Simple

For Afghans, Name and Birthdate Census Questions Are Not So Simple | Name News | Scoop.it
Culture is a census obstacle: Many Afghans lack surnames, most do not know their birthday and women will not speak if their husbands are out.
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