BAGHDAD, Iraq — It's a fair bet that one Baghdad baby won't run into anybody else in
Iraq with the same name.
An Iraqi couple has named their 6-week-old baby boy
George Bush (search) to show their appreciation for U.S.
efforts to force Saddam Hussein (search) out of power.
"He saved us from Saddam and that's why we named our
son after him," the baby's mother, Nadia Jergis
Mohammed, told the Associated Press Television News. "It
was George Bush who liberated us; without him it wouldn't
Baby Bush was born July 11 to Mohammed, 34, and her
husband Abdul Kader Faris, 41. His full name is George
Bush Abdul Kader Faris Abed El-Hussein.
If the couple had had twin boys, the father wanted to name
the other baby Tony Blair (search), because he said both
the U.S. and Britain liberated Iraq.
Baby Bush has two older brothers, with the more traditional
names Omar and Ali.
The tiny boy's mother told APTN that all Iraqis hated
Saddam's regime, and that President Bush freed them
from his dictatorship.
"If he hadn't done it the sons of Saddam would have ruled
us for years," she said.
As the woman did the interview, little George Bush
screamed in his crib.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.