April 8, 2004

Egyptian and Soap Opera Baby Naming Trends

Shahd (pure honey) became popular on the back of the Ramadan 2002 soap Amira fi Abdin, which featured a character of the same name. Bawabat Al-Halawani, a soap first shown on Egyptian TV in the late 1990s, introduced the until then almost unheard of name Ashraqat (dawned) as a popular girls' name.
- Not based on any research that I can discern, this Al Ahram Weekly article gives off that don't-let-data-get-in-the-way-of-the-truth confidence of the know-it-all with the hookah. Still worth reading, though.

Related: Does your wife's absolutely favorite name come from some brainless hunk on General Hospital? Or does the name you both like happen to be somebody's slutty long-lost twin on Days of Our Lives?

Protect yourself--and your child--with the Soap Opera Baby Name Guide. [throwaway registration required.] Another, anonymous option: surf through the cast lists at Soap Opera Central, then delete your browser history.

Google DT


Contact DT

Daddy Types is published by Greg Allen with the help of readers like you.
Got tips, advice, questions, and suggestions? Send them to:
greg [at] daddytypes [dot] com

Join the [eventual] Daddy Types mailing list!


Archives

copyright

copyright 2014 daddy types, llc.
no unauthorized commercial reuse.
privacy and terms of use
published using movable type

advertisements