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lovemybabyboy Fri 17-Jun-11 12:33:24

Hi all,
Im 22 weeks with dc2, we didnt find out the sex so need boys and girls names. DH is muslim and I am not. DS has english first name and muslim middle name, all my family call him by his first name and all dhs family call him by his muslim name, which he answers to both, no problems there.

For this baby I want everyone to call him/her by the same name. We had decided that we want a english sounding/easy to pronounce muslim name.......and thats as far as we got.

Any help/suggestions with boys/girls names would be greatly appreciated.

TIA

motherinferior Fri 17-Jun-11 12:36:59

Aisha
Aziz
Mariam

Or go Biblical. Will work for both traditions.

Frankly most Muslim names will work in your average UK - certainly London - playground!

Aworryingtrend Fri 17-Jun-11 12:46:59

I love the name Amina. I think it works in both cultures, IMO

lovemybabyboy Fri 17-Jun-11 12:58:53

Thank you both, I love Aisha but dh says there are too many Aisha's.
I also really like the name Amina but its one of dhs ex-girlfriends names so that has put me off!! haha! he wouldnt want to use it either! smile
The thing is there are so many girls names that I think would work with both cultures but struggling with boys names! sad

lovemybabyboy Fri 17-Jun-11 12:59:43

Oh and forgot to say...have a strong feeling baby will be a boy! smile

MrsOzz Fri 17-Jun-11 13:49:28

Not Mohammad!! I don't think I've ever met a little Muslim boy who hasn't been called Mohammad! And if DH says there are too many Aisha's he'll have a fit when he sees how many mohammads there are.

I personally like Adam, it's classic

Abraham (nn Bram)
Harith/haroon and nn Harry
Jamal either in full or nn Jamie

Afya (Af-eye-a or Af-ee-a) hmm actually that sounds like 'a fire' or 'a fear'
Amara
Alina (a-lee-Nah)
Amber

Clearly liking 'A' names today!! Sorry I'm not much help!

Out of those I like Adam and Amara

TobyLerone Fri 17-Jun-11 13:53:07

My friend is married to a Turkish Muslim and their 3 children have Turkish, rather than Muslim names. All are lovely, and very simple to pronounce. One is even a relatively common name in English, too.

Is there any way you could maybe do this instead?

TheCokeMachine Fri 17-Jun-11 18:28:44

Here's my girls list:

Aleena
Aliza
Anniyah
Ariana
Eiliyah
Eliza
Hannah
Jemimah
Jennah
Kamila
Laila
Natasha
Saadia
Safiyya
Sara
Sofia
Tara
Zahra

I didn't really think about boys names as I'm having a girl, but here are a couple that I like:

Bilal
Daniyal
Omar
Isaac
Samir
Tariq

HTH

manicinsomniac Fri 17-Jun-11 18:35:43

Amira
Aliyah
Aaliyah

Ibrahim
Abdul
Abdullah

emeraldislander Fri 17-Jun-11 20:21:42

Adam works as a Muslim name ( I think! I've met two)

EricNorthmansMistress Fri 17-Jun-11 22:01:27

Adam
Zaccariya
Anwar

Zahra
Sara
Mina

kirrinIsland Fri 17-Jun-11 22:11:26

We had the same problem - could have named a girl a hundred times over but really struggled with boys names. We had a list of 2! Faris or Ali.
cokemachine is Natasha a Muslim name? adds to list for next DC

madmomma Fri 17-Jun-11 22:23:12

I'm in the same boat, although hubby is muslim with a very small 'm'. I want a boys name that is asian but can be shortened to a western name. We have Jasmine and Samir already, dh fancies Camran. I've not had any joy googling asian names, and I don't know many other asian mums to ask them.

nokissymum Fri 17-Jun-11 22:30:13

Adeeba
Sidi
Jamila or jemila
Khadija
Anjum
Aaliyah

RubyFakeNails Fri 17-Jun-11 22:54:40

My sons name is apparently muslim although have also been told its hindu so I don't know, the name is technically Niren although i spell it Neiran as thats how its pronounced as if Keiran/Ciaran but with a N. Obviously thats my favourite

A friend of mine has a muslim husband, their children are as follows: Sabriya (sabreea), Amber, Jada (jayda), Jennah

Others which work with both cultures for girls are Lana, Leila, Maali, Nadyne, Nahla, Rania, Raya, Rohaan, Rubia, Samia, Zayra

and for boys Haris, Kamran, Mika, Sahm,

This is all personal opinion though because to me looking through muslim names online, there are so many, probably over 50, which are common names to me, ok not a regular as something like tom or joe but probably on a level with Harriet and Aidan.

TheCokeMachine Sat 18-Jun-11 09:09:31

Natasha is not a "Muslim" name as such - it means Christ's birthday, so it has an ok meaning. It was approved by my MIL so deffo has no bad connotations in Urdu and she said it translates roughly to 'Gift of God'. I guess it would depend on how religious you are as to whether you'd use it.

EmilyHallow Sat 18-Jun-11 09:17:29

Two of my closest friends at school were Muslim (both girls). Here are their names and middle names: Maariah Aliah and Noor Khadijah. I think they're all really pretty names. For boys I like Jamal and Hassan smile

MrsDrOwenHunt Sat 18-Jun-11 09:19:56

mehdi xxx i am not biast at all!!

lazydog Sat 18-Jun-11 09:26:23

Muslim friends of ours have just called their newborn DS "Raiyan" and the dad described their choice over the phone as "sounds like Ryan" - LOL! grin Apparently it's one of the gates to Paradise...

SE13Mummy Sat 18-Jun-11 21:17:56

How about...

Safiya (sounds like Sophia)
Leila/Layla
Yasmin/Jasmine
Hana/Hannah
Zara
Amelia
Anna
Nadia
Noora/Noura/Nora(h)
Sara
Maria
Mariam/Maryam
Maya

Aaron
Adam
Daniel
Noah/Noor/Nuh
Yusuf/Youcef
Zechariah/Zakariah

As a teacher in London I've taught children with all of these names.

poppin Sun 19-Jun-11 14:19:16

Ismael
Sami
Adam
Zakir (Zak)

wineandcheese Sun 19-Jun-11 17:38:02

I love the name Sumaiya for a girl. Beautiful.

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