Qatari Parents Name New Daughter ‘Fifa’


Qatar’s successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup has inspired some insane local parents to name their new daughter after the sport’s world governing body.  The new parents named their baby daughter “Fifa” in tribute to the Federation Internationale de Football Association, soccer’s Swiss-based top administrative organization. The unnamed (pun intended) mother told local newspaper Al Raya she gave birth to baby Fifa on Dec. 2, the same day Qatar was chosen to host the 2022 World Cup.

“My husband Nayef Al Shimmari and I decided six months ago to name our daughter Dana,” the delighted mother told a Qatari daily.

“But last Thursday and when I was in labour I heard that Qatar was picked ahead of many other countries to host the World Cup finals, so my husband and I decided to name her Fifa. We saw that Qataris were truly overjoyed with the historic award and we wanted to contribute to the celebrations in our own way,” the mother said.

The couple has a two-year-old son, Saqr, the Al Raya daily reported. Fifa will be 12 when Qatar becomes the first Arab, Muslim and Middle Eastern country to host the world’s most viewed sporting event.

(Via The Stir)