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If I love Nina and Maya for a girl.....what would be my son's name?

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NameTheNewGuy Wed 08-Apr-15 16:12:34

DH is from a Catholic background, I'm from a Muslim one. Both atheist.
DH is as British as it gets whereas I'm a wandering subcontinental.
Now we're having a baby boy and just cannot agree on a name!
Please help!

Combining (some) parts of our ridiculous lists of desirable features, we would prefer:

- nothing overtly affiliated with Abrahamic religions in general
- something that does pass with folks from my background as well as his, like Nina or Maya would for a girl
- nothing with any 'hard' sounds like 'K'
- something short
- nothing clearly aligned with being British/American/European/Western nor Muslim/Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi

Ideally a name that 'passes' internationally where you'd have to meet the person before being remotely able to box him into an ethnicity.

I really liked Rafi but DH has vetoed sad
And I'm just blank after that.

ImperialBlether Wed 08-Apr-15 16:14:18

Louis.

It's the best boy's name there is. grin

Penguinotterfoxbadger Wed 08-Apr-15 16:51:30

Gosh, that's a tough brief!

Do any of these work?
For a boy..
Ash
Finn
Sammy/Sammi
Felix
Rudy
Remy
Pax

thatsn0tmyname Wed 08-Apr-15 16:53:11

Nima?

IvoryMadonna Wed 08-Apr-15 17:12:48

Leo

BeezusFafoon Wed 08-Apr-15 17:21:46

Joel?

Lewaney3 Wed 08-Apr-15 17:25:03

Theo
Sonny/sunny
Rudi
smile

squoosh Wed 08-Apr-15 17:28:21

Ferdinand (Ferdi)
Luca/s
Leon
Julius
Zane
Adam

Bowlersarm Wed 08-Apr-15 17:28:46

Wow, that's tricky.

Asa
Nico
Lucas

I'll have a think!

MrsAukerman Wed 08-Apr-15 17:30:49

Milo
Luca

Sophronia Wed 08-Apr-15 17:33:57

Leo/Leon
Jay
Toby
Zane
Sam/Sami
Milan
Idris
Arlo
Rowan/Rohan/Roan
Asher
Bram
Zak/Zack
Aron
Sol
Jago
Haris/Harris
Danny/Dani
Rian
Devon/Devin
Taj
Sasha/Sacha

BellaVida Wed 08-Apr-15 17:35:41

Lucas
Matias
Alex
Leo
Theo
Arden
Finley
Aidan
Ralph

LineRunner Wed 08-Apr-15 17:38:29

I agree with Louis.

NameTheNewGuy Wed 08-Apr-15 18:03:26

Most of them just sound so Western to my ears, they're lovely but I can't relate very much. It bothers me because I feel I'll have given up culture, country, last name etc - at least I could get an honourable mention with baby name, so to speak. DH disagrees btw and keeps slipping in Williams and Olivers!

In spite of that I do like Luca/Lucas (but DH says it's too Biblical), Aidan sounds sweet but DH is meh. Zain/Zane/Zayn is nice, though I don't care for a boy-band affiliation but DH doesn't care for it.

I thought Raif was nice (like the Saudi blogger, my heart goes out to him!) - but DH isn't going for it either.

Poor nameless offspring sad

LineRunner Wed 08-Apr-15 18:09:45

Luca is not biblical, is it?

squoosh Wed 08-Apr-15 18:11:10

Kamran?

I like your Raif and Rafi suggestions though. Shame they're out.

NameTheNewGuy Wed 08-Apr-15 18:11:26

Linerunner, he's insisting it's from Luke so becomes part of the gang with Matthew, Mark & Co.

squoosh Wed 08-Apr-15 18:11:39

Oh, just noticed the 'no K names' criteria!

NameTheNewGuy Wed 08-Apr-15 18:14:50

Hard 'K' in Kamran squoosh - though it does have special meaning for me...sadly it won't fly.

I'm sorry this is such a pain!

urbinosparrot Wed 08-Apr-15 18:21:50

Rayan

Neil

Sami

Adam

BlueMoonRoses Wed 08-Apr-15 18:23:06

Felix
Xavier
Julian

Based on Latin names.

urbinosparrot Wed 08-Apr-15 18:23:28

Zachary

SocialMediaAddict Wed 08-Apr-15 18:23:41

I really like Ash.

What's your husbands choices? Have you any boys names you like?

musicinspring1 Wed 08-Apr-15 18:24:46

Noah? Sam? Ali? Was going to say Zayn.Tricky. Trying to give you names of friend's DC with similar backgrounds.

SocialMediaAddict Wed 08-Apr-15 18:25:05

I also like Felix and Zac.

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