Tuesday, April 01, 2003
Saddam Hussein seeks name change.
An Iraqi Kurd refugee living in Norway finds his name Saddam Hussein too troublesome, and has applied to have it changed officially, the Oslo newspaper Aftenposten reported.
"It's no fun being called Saddam Hussein these days," the 20-year-old Kurd, who lives in the town of Nome in the northern district of Telemark, was quoted as saying.
"When my father chose the name 20 years ago, we didn't know about Saddam. The president was a respected man, even among Kurds," he added.