WorldViews: Why did Saudi Arabia ban 51 baby names?

By Adam Taylor, March 16, 2014

On Thursday, Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry made an announcement: Saudi parents could no longer name their child Sandi. Or, for that matter, Basmala or Binyameen. In fact, according to English-language newspaper Saudi Gazette, there were now 51 names "banned" by the Saudi state.

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