The new parents named their baby daughter "Fifa" in tribute to the Federation Internationale de Football Association, soccer's Swiss-based top administrative organization.
The unnamed mother told local newspaper Al Raya she gave birth to baby Fifa on Dec. 2, the same day Qatar was chosen to host the 2022 World Cup.
"My husband Nayef Al Shimmari and I decided six months ago to name our daughter Dana," she said, according to a Qatari newspaper report.
"But last Thursday ... when I was in labor, I heard that Qatar was picked ahead of many other countries to host the World Cup finals, so my husband and I decided to name her Fifa.
"We saw that Qataris were truly overjoyed with the historic award, and we wanted to contribute to the celebrations in our own way," she said.
The Al Shimmari family appears to be big sports fans.
According to Al Raya, their 2-year-old son is named Saqr, which could be phonetically translated from Arabic to "Soccer."
Qatar became the first Arab, Muslim and Middle Eastern nation to be awarded hosting rights to the World Cup after beating bids from the United States, Australia, Japan and South Korea.
The decision by FIFA's 22-man executive committee to give the 2022 tournament to Qatar ahead of other highly rated contenders was seen as controversial by some pundits.
The country's bid was poorly reviewed by a FIFA technical inspection, which said in a report that potential heat -- 106 degrees or higher in summer -- and a lack of existing infrastructure were a major concern.
Qatar's population is just 1.7 million people and is roughly the size of Connecticut, facts further fueling critics who believe the country is geographically too small to host a major sports event that attracts visiting fans from across the world.
The bid was also accused -- but then cleared -- of a cross-vote deal with Spain, bidding at the same time to host the 2018 World Cup.
More controversy erupted when two members of FIFA's executive committee were suspended before the vote after being filmed by British newspaper The Sunday Times agreeing to take bribes in exchange for support.
"[Qatar's] bid was squeaky clean," said Romi Nayef, an American lawyer for SNR Denton, a company that worked for the Qatari bid committee.
"We were told by FIFA's president that no matter how big or small a country is, they would have a chance."
Suggestions the Al Shimmari family were planning to name any subsequent children "NFL," "NBA," "NHL," "MLB" or "MLS" could not be confirmed.
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