In a world where parents name kids names like Jarwan and Aileen and Nourseen, we might think like we’ve seen it all and nothing will truly shock us.
Right at that very moment, we’ve all made a terrible mistake and invited the worst to come and prove us totally wrong.
If you thought you were ready for this, take a rain check because we’re about to go in.
Zo2 and Ensaneya
Manners are something that just aren’t indispensable these days, are they? We all need them, especially in these trying times.
However, there is also a line that must not be crossed when it comes to manners. Naming your child “manners“, in the literal sense, is perhaps where that line is drawn.
Another testament to the mindful manners movement, Ensaneya is another name that will get your child bullied in school. You know kids are cruel; why would you do this?
Fun fact: Ensaneya is Zo2’s sibling.
Although this is an odd name to have, it’s not exactly new, as per novelist Ahdaf Soueif.
We can only imagine what the author feels like when hearing the phrase “(anything) goals“.
Saly 3ala El-Naby
There is a healthy medium between being religious and being, well, silly.
There is nothing to say here but why? Why would you do this? You know we can all get booked for blasphemy if we curse this man, right?
Interestingly, this name comes with a heavy side of historical learning.
You see, it was all the rage in the year 1919, right after the 1919 Revolution. Right alongside names like Taheya Masr and other patriotic, freedom-loving names.
You might have heard about one of the famous examples of this name. Like who? Famous footballer Yehia El-Horeya Emam for one.
This one is presented with much comment, mostly because there is nothing to say.
This child is going to go through hell in school, just saying.
This name is a bit archaic, so we might have expected it to stay in the past where it belonged.
However, some people do pick this name for their babies. Yes, they’re all fully aware we all think of Hayatem, God rest her soul, when we hear it.