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english muslim name??

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ss111215 Sun 02-Aug-15 20:11:59

I'm 36 weeks pregnant with my second daughter and really struggling to choose a nice cute name. It has to be a Muslim name to please my dh but I'd also like one that is almost English too - easy to pronounce and cute. My daughter is called Aalia which I really like so I'd prefer my baby's name to start with a different letter. My sons name is really difficult and nobody can pronounce it which annoys him. Thanks in advance smile

MarchLikeAnAnt Sun 02-Aug-15 20:14:28

Sarah
Maryam
Sahar
Hannah

MarchLikeAnAnt Sun 02-Aug-15 20:16:30

Hanifah
Amara

FuckOffPeppa Sun 02-Aug-15 20:16:30

Sofia
Amelia

addictedtosugar Sun 02-Aug-15 20:19:13

Lyla
Jasmin
Yasmyn

TattieHowkerz Sun 02-Aug-15 20:19:51

Leila

iniquity Sun 02-Aug-15 20:21:44

Leila
Amira
Amina
Yasmin
Samira
Safiya
Hanna
Sara
Maisa
Yasmin
Amber
Zainab

Sophronia Sun 02-Aug-15 21:20:24

Farah/Farrah
Nadia
Isra
Jamila
Salma
Layla/Leila
Zahra
Rana
Hania
Zakiah
Sophia/Sofia
Iman
Zaina/Zayna
Hana
Samia
Mariam
Lina
Safiya/Saffia
Samira
Sara/Sarah
Yasmin/Yasmine
Soraya
Zahrah

WishIWasWonderwoman Mon 03-Aug-15 10:29:09

Sara(h), Laila and Yasmin(e) would probably be the easiest for English speakers.

Zahra, Hanna(h) and Nadia as well.

My favourite would have to be Maryam though, I think it's lovely and it's similar to Miriam.

iaintgettingonnoplane Mon 03-Aug-15 13:35:41

Leila is beautiful.
Soraya sounds so pretty and I love its meaning (Princess)

Melons80 Mon 03-Aug-15 20:41:20

Anaya
Afra a
Henna
Kamilah
Aminah
Talks
Suhana
Sumaya

Melons80 Mon 03-Aug-15 20:43:40

That should have been Taalia not Talks! Although it wasn't the best suggestion as you already have an Aalia...

Octopuses Mon 03-Aug-15 20:46:41

Zahra would be nice because your girls are then a-z smile

vitaminC Mon 03-Aug-15 20:54:00

Nora(h)
Zohra
Doria
Sabrina
Sonia
Malika
Shireen
Leila
Dania
Sara
Sofia

I know muslim girls with all of these names which are easy enough to pronounce and spell in English.

badtime Tue 04-Aug-15 16:51:15

Salma
Safia
Zahra
Shakira (not English-sounding, but everyone will be familiar with it)

KarineAimee Wed 05-Aug-15 00:22:28

Love Maryam and Jasmin

Lovelydiscusfish Wed 05-Aug-15 00:27:56

Zainab is nice. And Nafisa I think is a lovely name,
I also really like Zahra and Sabrina, which have been suggested earlier.

Etak15 Wed 05-Aug-15 00:43:50

Sumayah is lovely and great muslim name she was the first believer to become a martyr in islam, that's what I would have picked if my dc 4 was another girl! He was a boy and has a long name that no-one can pronounce like your son! My first two daughters I went with easy for English pronouncitation names but I love my 3rd dd's and ds's more unusual names.

Etak15 Wed 05-Aug-15 00:45:32

All my girls have Amira - princess as middle name - I liked it as a first name but there was Amira on eastenders at the time so put dh off it smile

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 06-Aug-15 01:10:28

Elisar?

A woman I used to work with (who is Muslim) called her daughter that, I think it's such a lovely name.

Pigriver Thu 06-Aug-15 08:24:15

I think the key is in the spelling. Lots of Muslim names sound familiar/English but the more exaggerated/vowel laden spellings can confuse the English!

So Zara is often spelled zahraa etc. keep it simple if you are worried.

Nadia
Yasmin
Sara
Alisha
Maya/Maia
Maria (mar-i-a)
Hana
Summer
I know Muslim children with these names and spellings. Not sure how traditional summer is though!

badtime Thu 06-Aug-15 15:11:55

Oh, I just remembered, as you are looking for a name that is 'easy to pronounce and cute:

Lulu (Arabic for 'pearls')

emmalouise90 Fri 07-Aug-15 19:26:44

Aaliyah ??

redbinneo Fri 07-Aug-15 19:32:21

What is a muslim name?
Do you mean names frequently used by muslims?

Etak15 Fri 07-Aug-15 21:28:08

A muslim name is a name linked to islam most people like to use the name of a prophet, or descendent of, or a name of any muslim from history. Also has to be a name with good meaning and not with a meaning of anything that is against islam.

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