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Saudi Arabia Bans 50 ‘mocking’ baby names

Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry has decided to ban fifty names as being too ‘mocking’. Among the forbidden names are Amir (prince), Abdel Nabi (Slave of the prophet) and… Sandy!

The ministry has also identified four ‘western’ names to ban in a bewilderingly random fashion. They are: Linda, Alice, Elaine, Lauren and… Sandy (mocking the landscape?)