There are names, which we are forbidden to use in Saudi Arabia. Kingdom banned 50 baby names in 2014.The interior ministry of Kingdom banned 50 baby names that they believe offend or is affiliated with the Kingdom’s cultural or religious sentiments.
Parents in the Kingdom cannot use names such as Linda, Alice, Elaine or Binyamin.Some names on the list were banned because they are considered “blasphemous,” non-Arabic or non-Islamic. Other sets of forbidden names include those with royal connotations, such as Sumuw (highness), Malek (king) and Malika (queen). Using the name of Hindu god, “Rama” is also forbidden.
The full list of forbidden names is listed below:
Nabiyya (female prophet)
Al Mamlaka (the kingdom)
Basmala (utterance of the name of God)
Rama (Hindu god)
Binyamin (Arabic for Benjamin)
Jibreel (angel Gabriel)
( Source : Gulf News )