Relief among Saudi parents-to-be as ‘Dave’ escapes banned baby names list
RIYADH: Soon-to-be parents across Saudi Arabia have expressed their relief that a new list of 50 banned baby names doesn’t include the country’s most popular name, ‘Dave’.
“As soon as we heard authorities were banning 50 names, we immediately feared we wouldn’t be allowed to call our new baby ‘Dave’,” said Dave Al-Fakhee in Damman. “I come from a long line of Daves and my five other children are all called Dave. It’s a family tradition.”
Names that were featured on the banned list included Linda, Alice, Ian and Quvenzhane.