Opinions on the name Khalid please?

(59 Posts)
CoffeeShop123 Sun 21-Aug-16 19:18:11

We like the name and are looking for opinions?

Sophronia Sun 21-Aug-16 19:23:49

I like it

Notthisnotthat Sun 21-Aug-16 19:32:42

I like it.

CancellyMcChequeface Sun 21-Aug-16 19:47:13

I like it too! Pronunciation could be an issue, though - the little Khalids I've met have pronounced it KHA-lid with a hard kh but I tend to hear ka-LEED more often from nursery staff, etc.

lastqueenofscotland Sun 21-Aug-16 19:51:09

I like it but ditto the above re ambiguous punctuation

firawla Sun 21-Aug-16 21:50:03

I like it, hard for people to pronounce who don't speak Arabic though so depends how bothered you would be by hearing it said wrong

wesH Mon 22-Aug-16 08:33:22

I like it, though my first thought was DJ Khaled!

Olbersparadox Mon 22-Aug-16 09:03:22

Lol me too DJ Khaled. I am not keen.

Porcupinetree Mon 22-Aug-16 17:01:33

I really do not like it, sorry.

trevortrevorslatterfry Mon 22-Aug-16 17:03:00

I like it

Mottled Tue 23-Aug-16 11:59:13

It is ok. If you want a similar Arabic boys name, how about Qasim (kas-seem)? Love that name.

user1471501988 Thu 25-Aug-16 19:50:10

Could you provide us with your other choices ?

Iamcheeseman Thu 25-Aug-16 19:54:01

I've never heard of it and have no idea from looking at it if you are planning on using it for a boy or girl. I wouldn't know how to pronounce it and if someone told me it I doubt I'd spell it right. Just bear in mind if you use it your child will probably spend their life telling people how to pronounce and spell their name.

Disappointednomore Thu 25-Aug-16 20:07:56

There was a really cute presenter on Look North when I was growing up called Khalid Aziz so I have really fond connotations

usual Thu 25-Aug-16 20:11:18

It's a nice name. I'm sure people will learn how to pronounce it. Unless they are a bit dim.

Mausageandsash Thu 25-Aug-16 20:45:27

Love it! X

AnnieOnAMapleLeaf Thu 25-Aug-16 20:46:05

Gorgeous name! Congrats OP.

OliviaStabler Thu 25-Aug-16 20:47:22

Big no from me. Sorry.

dogparkingbus4x4wanker Thu 25-Aug-16 20:49:30

Reminds me of DJ Khaled.

dogparkingbus4x4wanker Thu 25-Aug-16 20:49:53

Reminds me of DJ Khaled.

AnnaMarlowe Thu 25-Aug-16 20:51:18

Iamcheeseman it may depend where you are from in the country. I think it's a perfectly ordinary name and would know how to spell it.

OP I think it's a great name. IIRC it means "eternal" doesn't it?

dogparkingbus4x4wanker Thu 25-Aug-16 20:54:06

Isn't it a name of Muslim heritage?

neolara Thu 25-Aug-16 20:57:17

My best friend when I was 5 was Khalid. So I like it a lot.

ApocalypseSlough Thu 25-Aug-16 21:33:04

It's a lovely name. It's also Muslim, so a little random if your other dcs are Benedict and Priti.

Marmalizes Thu 25-Aug-16 22:01:29

llias pronounced. [ ih Lee as] is in the same vain. Easy to pronounce and a little unusual.

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