Tonibler

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Tonibler
Gender Male
Origin
Region of origin Kosovo

Tonibler is a male given name in Kosovo, given in honor of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair following his role in the 1999 NATO air campaign against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia during the Kosovo War. The conflict had seen widespread persecution of ethnic Albanians in Kosovo as Kosovo sought to gain independence from Yugoslavia. Blair was credited as being instrumental in ending the conflict, and boys born following the war were sometimes given the name Toni or Tonibler.[1]

In 2010, Blair made a visit to Kosovo where he met several boys bearing the name.[2]

Tony Blair in Kosovo, 9 July 2010, meeting children named after him

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Namesakes welcome Tony Blair during Kosovo visit". BBC News. BBC. 9 July 2010. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Thomas, Philip (9 July 2010). "Tony Blair In Kosovo Meets His Namesakes, Nine Boys Called Tonibler Or Toni | World News | Sky News". News.sky.com. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 

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