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lovemybabyboy Tue 21-Jun-11 13:47:55

Ok me and hubby have decided on a girls name so just need to pick a boys name now.
We have made a bit of a list so would like some opinions please!
My hubby is muslim (from Gambia) Im not but posted before saying we want a muslim name thats easy to pronounce or western sounding.
So here it goes:

Adam (i like but hes not so keen)
Omar (both think its ok)
Malik (both more than him)
Jamal (both more than him)
Tariq (both think its ok)
Hadim (Both like...but again me more than him)
Tijan (think its his fav of what i said yes to)

Ones I liked but he said no:

Ones he wanted and i said no were:

(no offence to anyone meant here!)

TIA smile

bluemoongirly Tue 21-Jun-11 14:02:10

I teach lots of muslim and mixed-heritage kids.
My faves are Omar, Jamal and Tariq.
I agree with him saying no to Harris and you to abdullah

Hedwig3 Tue 21-Jun-11 14:05:01

Sami would be my favourite then Malik.

Kyrie Tue 21-Jun-11 16:06:00

I like Adam or Sami. Hadim sounds nice, but not that Western sounding.

Abdullah is the worst on the list imo.

ExitPursuedByAKitten Tue 21-Jun-11 16:07:31

Is Harris a muslim name?

I like Jamal and Samir/Sami

CoteDAzur Tue 21-Jun-11 16:10:35

Good grief, do you know what Hadim means??? shock

It means "eunuch" or "infertile". It is not a name, it is a description. "Hadim Ali Pasha" in the Ottoman Empire was called that because his name was Ali and he was a eunuch!

CoteDAzur Tue 21-Jun-11 16:11:24

Actually, not even "infertile", it means "eunuch".

NormanTheForeman Tue 21-Jun-11 16:13:00

My ds has a friend called Alireza, which I think is a really nice name.

NormanTheForeman Tue 21-Jun-11 16:13:37

Or Esmaiel.

ExitPursuedByAKitten Tue 21-Jun-11 16:35:19

I like Ishmael as well

LoveMyOscar Tue 21-Jun-11 16:41:33

Adam - Nice, but too common in the Western world
Omar - It's ok, nothing special
Malik Don't like, sorry!
Jamal - Like this
Tariq - Very nice
Hadim - Not keen
Tijan - Don't like

Ones I liked but he said no:
Zain - Hate it, sorry again!
Sami/Samir - Like Samir
Zaki/Zakir - Nice
Harris - Nooo, sounds like one of these Western surnames that people use for first names, like McKenzie and Taylor and they're usually classed as chav names round here. Sorry to offend anyone.

Ones he wanted and i said no were:
Mohammed - Don't like
Abdullah - I know someone called this which I don't like his full name, Abdullah, but he shortens it to Abdi which is sooo cute, even on a 20-something aged male.

CosySlippers Wed 22-Jun-11 17:27:25

How about:


poppin Wed 22-Jun-11 22:23:50

I like Tariq from your list. How about Rafiq?

itsohsoquiet Wed 22-Jun-11 23:07:34


ArnoldTheTrainDriver Thu 23-Jun-11 00:38:58

Or Saeed? I once knew a Saeed, known as "Si".

tammytoby Thu 23-Jun-11 13:49:01

I like Malik and Zain.

squeak2392 Fri 24-Jun-11 13:39:42

Adam - My favourite, but very Western and quite common.
Omar - Nice, but obvious.
Malik - Like.
Jamal Same as Omar.
Tariq - Like.
Hadim - Sounds pretty, but the 'eunoch' meaning is bad these days.
Tijan - Okay.

Malik, Tariq or Hadim.
Omar and Jamal are nice, but they're quite common (I think).

Robbin86 Fri 30-Oct-15 19:58:37

Is milo a Muslim name? smile

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 31-Oct-15 18:50:42

I like your list. Particularly Adam, Omar and Tariq.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 31-Oct-15 18:52:10

The only baby Adam I have heard of in recent years is the son of a Jordanian Muslim couple. Think it is quite unusual at the moment, for babies.

Themodernuriahheep Sat 31-Oct-15 18:57:56


I like Adam, I must say, and it crosses all the boundaries. I know too many Jamals, v much around. Not keen on Omar. Tariq ok, but a bit obvious.

IoraRua Sat 31-Oct-15 19:11:10


NoArmaniNoPunani Sat 31-Oct-15 19:12:22

Zombie thread

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 01-Nov-15 01:49:37


Wonder what op called her son in the end.

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