Bayan Zehlif is not Isis. Or ISIS.
But that’s how the Muslim student discovered she was identified in the latest edition of the yearbook at her Rancho Cucamonga, California, high school.
Zehlif posted a photo of her yearbook photo to Twitter, saying only, “I guess I’m Isis in the yearbook …”
The Los Angeles Times quoted Chaffey Joint Union High School District Supt. Mat Holton as saying Zehlif was incorrectly identified as another student whose first name is Isis. The Times quoted Holton as saying that the district will take “appropriate actions” if officials find that anyone involved in the situation “acted irresponsibly and intentionally.”
There is a character called “Isis Ishtar” in the original Yu-Gi-Oh! series, but she debuted long before the rise of the Islamic State. She was Egyptian, and had a psychotic brother.
Maybe “Isis” would decline as a given name in the way that “Adolf” did.