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Zozan Yasar: ‘Call me by my name’

Zozan Yasar: ‘Call me by my name’ | Name News | Scoop.it
“The court asked me ‘why I wanted to change my name?’ and my answer was simple: ‘I don’t want to change my name, I want to get my name back. I was born with this name and my family named me in Kurdish.”
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A baby named Trump and admiration for a new U.S. president in northern Iraq

A baby named Trump and admiration for a new U.S. president in northern Iraq | Name News | Scoop.it
Jamil, who doesn’t speak English, couldn’t understand the Republican nominee’s words but said it didn’t matter. The candidate’s forceful cadence told him everything he needed to know.

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Aras

Aras | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Lithuanian, Kurdish, Persian, Greek Meaning: a Lithuanian masculine name meaning "eagle". I've also seen it listed as a Kurdish and Persian name meaning "equal" or "balanced". Aras is also the name of a Greek figure in Greek mythology, believed to have built an ancient town in Pgilasia, Peloponnese. I couldn't find any info on…
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Turkey Allows Baby to Be Named Kurdistan - Nancy's Baby Names

After a long court battle a Kurdish couple living in Turkey have won the right to name their baby girl Kurdistan.
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That certainly is an unusual name...especially for a girl.  I must confess I personally prefer Helin, but I'm pleased the parents were able to use the name they wanted to.

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Cheering independence vote, Kurd names newborn baby “Referendum”

Cheering independence vote, Kurd names newborn baby “Referendum” | Name News | Scoop.it
A Kurdish citizen gave his newborn baby boy “Referendum”, apparently voicing support for the poll slated for later this month on Kurdistan Region’s
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Iraqi Baby Names, During and After Saddam

Iraqi Baby Names, During and After Saddam | Name News | Scoop.it
One of these displaced Kurdish families included a boy named Awara, which means “refugee.” His older brother said Awara’s name would be changed to Azad, or “freedom,” once it was safe for the family to return to their home village.

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