Shia are often recognizable by their names, which are often derived from the proper names or titles of saints. In particular, the names Ali, Hussein, and Hasan are disproportionately common among Shias, though they may also be used by Sunnis. Shias who trace their ancestry back to Muhammad through his daughter Fatimah carry the title Sayyid. Umar and Uthman, being the names of caliphs recognized by Sunnis but not Shias, are commonly used as names for Sunnis but are rare for Shias.
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... Variable names, function names, and statement labels have the same form, a letter followed by zero to five letters or digits ... Function names end with a period ... All names can be subscripted (the name followed by parentheses, with multiple subscripts separated by commas) ...
... also a "Grain Coast", a "Gold Coast", and a "Slave Coast", and, like those three, the name "Ivory Coast" reflected the major trade that occurred on that particular ... Other names for the coast included the Côte de Dents, literally "Teeth Coast", again reflecting the trade in ivory the Côte de Quaqua, after the people that the Dutch named the Quaqua (alternatively ... One can find the name Cote de(s) Dents regularly used in older works ...
... See also Arabic name Salam (Arabic سلام Salām) Salman (Arabic سلمان Salmān) Selim (Arabic سليم, originally Salīm) Suleiman (Arabic سليمان Sulaymān) ...
Famous quotes containing the word names:
“All nationalisms are at heart deeply concerned with names: with the most immaterial and original human invention. Those who dismiss names as a detail have never been displaced; but the peoples on the peripheries are always being displaced. That is why they insist upon their continuitytheir links with their dead and the unborn.”
—John Berger (b. 1926)
“We rarely quote nowadays to appeal to authority ... though we quote sometimes to display our sapience and erudition. Some authors we quote against. Some we quote not at all, offering them our scrupulous avoidance, and so make them part of our white mythology. Other authors we constantly invoke, chanting their names in cerebral rituals of propitiation or ancestor worship.”
—Ihab Hassan (b. 1925)