The man I met at the airline ticket counter yesterday was named Nasreddine.
I’m pretty sure this is an Arabic name, but I don’t know what it means or what possible significance it might have. (Ideas, anyone?)
The only other Nasreddine I’ve been able to track down (on the world wide web, that is) is Algerian soccer player Nasreddine Kraouche. There’s also Alain Nasreddine, a Canadian ice hockey player who’s actually of Lebanese decent.
I’m not sure where the ticket counter man was from, but he had an accent that sounded like it could have been Middle Eastern. Hm…