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iniquity Mon 03-Aug-15 17:17:51

What do you think of the name Faisal pronounced (Fye Saul )for a boy.
If you watch channel 4 news there is a reporter with this name. It is an old Arabic name. I like it but is unusual.

hesterton Mon 03-Aug-15 17:21:39

I like it. It's a very dignified Arabic name.

hesterton Mon 03-Aug-15 17:22:10

Not at all unusual in Saudi.

LooseSeal Mon 03-Aug-15 17:24:20

I used to work with a Faisal, I always really liked the name.

Theas18 Mon 03-Aug-15 17:24:24

Just a normal name round here- well when DS was at school that is. It's fine and people will spell and say it correctly.

( assuming you have an arabic background - it might be thought very unusual for a red headed scottish lad!)

Lovelydiscusfish Mon 03-Aug-15 17:29:00

I teach a lot of Faisals, and they seem to pronounce it more Fiezul (if that makes sense).
It's a nice name.

boobyooby Mon 03-Aug-15 17:34:29

I have a friend called Faisal .... I think it's a great name

Sophronia Mon 03-Aug-15 18:21:02

Yes, the one I know pronounces it more like fye-zul.

BeautifulBatman Mon 03-Aug-15 18:43:50

Common here in the ME. I'd only use it if you have Arabic connections though.

iniquity Mon 03-Aug-15 19:36:50

Yes my dh is Arab.. He is not middle eastern but then he wants a name which is a bit different in his country as well.
Thanks for the comments.
He wants it pronounced with an amphatic s but English speakers don't do emphatic letters.

PennyHassett Tue 04-Aug-15 07:12:42

I only know one, but pronounced Fay-zul.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 05-Aug-15 00:12:31

I went to school with one, he pronounced it more like fie-zul.

I'm not a massive fan of it, to be honest.

wafflyversatile Wed 05-Aug-15 00:14:08

I like it.

MamaLazarou Wed 05-Aug-15 08:01:26

It's cute, I like it.

chrome100 Wed 05-Aug-15 11:28:13

Might be a bit odd if you're not Arabic

Vintagebeads Wed 05-Aug-15 13:03:12

I like it,its my Kuwaiti dentist's name.

Strokethefurrywall Wed 05-Aug-15 20:24:07

Thumbs up from me, I really like it!

morepleasegromit Wed 05-Aug-15 22:11:05

Love it. Have you considered Farhan?

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