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Clarification on names

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Submitted by Malia (United States), Oct 30, 2008 at 16:59

Where do you get the idea that Malia and Sasha are Muslim names? Malia is the HAWAIIAN form of Maria, and Sasha is a short form for Alexandra (RUSSIAN). Look it up if you dont believe me. Are there Muslims with those names? Its possible, but the etymology of the names is clearly not Muslim.

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