The Hindustan Times reports that a young Egyptian couple have named their daughter Facebook, in honour of the role the social networking site played in the January revolution that overthrew dictator Hosni Mubarek.
 
Jamal Ibrahim, described as “20-something” by the Times, said he “wanted to express his gratitude about the victories the youth of Jan. 25 have achieved and chose to express it in the form of naming his firstborn girl 'Facebook,'” according to the Times.
 
Facebook was instrumental in mobilizing the protests that drove Mubarek from power.
 
It could have been worse for little Facey (Bookey?). “Zuckerberg” isn't a very musical first name. “Twitter” could be shortened rather unfortunately. And “Google” … well, that's the kind of name that practically invites bullying.
 

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Dave Webb is a freelance editor and writer. A veteran journalist of more than 20 years' experience (15 of them in technology), he has held senior editorial positions with a number of technology publications. He was honoured with an Andersen Consulting Award for Excellence in Business Journalism in 2000, and several Canadian Online Publishing Awards as part of the ComputerWorld Canada team.