Advanced search

Muslim Boys Names??

(39 Posts)
lovemybabyboy Sat 29-Dec-12 14:32:24

I am 12 weeks with DC3 and already have 2 DS's, my DH is muslim but I am not, we would like a muslim name that works well for both his family (African) and my family (Irish). We are living in the UK, so that is also a reason for having a name which is easy to pronounce/spell!
We have a girl name picked but we always struggle with choosing boys names! Any suggestions would be welcomed and appreciated as we have nothing so far!
Thank you in advance!

FlutterByeBye Sat 29-Dec-12 14:39:26

Both my brothers dads are Muslim .
There names are Teoman & Xandur they are half Irish as well & seem to work well within both communities

LynetteScavo Sat 29-Dec-12 14:45:29






BananaPie Sat 29-Dec-12 14:53:58

Idris (a Celtic name and also a Muslim prophet).


LynetteScavo Sat 29-Dec-12 18:44:21

What are your other DC called?

Unless we know, we haven't got a lot to work with.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 29-Dec-12 18:58:10


I know someone who has a little boy called this. Her DH is Muslim. It means John in Arabic.

marycmac Sat 29-Dec-12 19:01:39

i like zain, i am 25 weeks dont know the sex but if its a boy zain is top choice so far.

SA3008 Sat 29-Dec-12 19:15:09

Prophets' names:
Yusuf/Joseph (v popular)

Snog Sat 29-Dec-12 19:34:29

Adam, dean or sami

QueenOfCats Sat 29-Dec-12 19:39:37


iamabadger Sat 29-Dec-12 19:45:23


Flutterbutterby Sat 29-Dec-12 19:51:33

How about Samir or Faris?

comeonbishbosh Sat 29-Dec-12 20:49:21

I've always liked Karim.

sausagesandwich34 Sat 29-Dec-12 20:54:52

I like Ahid

can't find it on any baby names sites but I know one so it does exist grin

TerraNotSoFirma Sat 29-Dec-12 21:00:55

Samir is my favourite.

QueenOfCats Sat 29-Dec-12 22:16:31

Amrit - means Prince

thirdfromleft Sat 29-Dec-12 22:32:20

I like Ali.

CoteDAzur Sat 29-Dec-12 22:45:10

Teoman and Tamer are not Muslim names. They are Turkish names that have no relation to Islam.

Spanishomelette Sat 29-Dec-12 23:18:29


iamabadger Sun 30-Dec-12 11:46:33

Well the little Tamer I know is the son of Egyptian Muslim parents! Not sure I know what a "Muslim" name is really, anymore than I would classify names as "Christian". My name is Sarah and I know Jewish, Christian and Muslim women with the name.

QueenOfCats Sun 30-Dec-12 12:14:13

Not Amrit as above - bloody autocorrect!

Amir - it means Prince

lovemybabyboy Sun 30-Dec-12 13:56:05

Thank you all so much, lots to think about here, some lovely suggestions.
DS1 has an english first name and muslim middle name, both names sound similar, DH's side of the family call him by his middle muslim name. DS2 has a muslim name which sounds very similar to an irish name and also to a name which is quite popular at the moment. Sorry but can't tell you their names as don't want to be outed! We have not told anyone in RL about this pregnancy yet!

binkybonk Sun 30-Dec-12 14:55:26

Idris for sure, but I'm biased wink

DtrawSonkey Sun 30-Dec-12 19:30:43

Love the name Nail which I think is pronounced Nile, unfortunately people will assume it is nail (as in hammer & nail). Also like Saif.

CoteDAzur Sun 30-Dec-12 20:31:57

"Not sure I know what a "Muslim" name is really"

Without meaning to hurt your feelings, if you don't know what a Muslim name is, maybe you shouldn't be arguing about it with those who do.

Tamer = Tam ("Whole, complete") + Er ("soldier") = "A complete soldier", or very strong man, if you like. This is a secular Turkish name, not in any way related to Islam.

It is like thinking "Sitting Bull" is a Muslim name because you have met a Native American Muslim by that name smile

Teoman is the name of a khan from back when Turks were in Central Asia and worshipping Tengri, like Cengiz (Ghenghis) and Atilla. I wouldn't recommend any as Muslim names, although they are the names of some Muslim Turks.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now