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50 Baby Names Banned in Saudi Arabia – Check your Name Now!
Saudi Arabian Government releases 50 Names that should be not used for calling anyone in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The main reason of banning these 50 names is that these names contradict Saudi’s religion and culture.
Names such as Elaine, Alice and Linda are not allowed anymore. According to the Ministry, most of the banned names are considered foreign and do not fit Saudi culture. Other names, considered “blasphemous”, are those with royal connotations. Not all banned names have an explanation for being banned and are open to speculations, writes the Independent.
Here is the List of 50 Names Banned in Saudi Arabia: