I just learned an interesting thing I did not know about Palestinian culture. The reason they have two names like this is because of a cultural norm. It is a sign of respect to call the father of a boy Abu then the boy's name. If I had a son named David my name would be Abu David. I thought they were names used as psuedonyms in order to confuse. I was wrong. Did anybody else know this and was I the only ignorant one?