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"Muslim friendly" boy names

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PippaB007 Sun 07-Feb-16 17:59:47

My partner is from a Muslim background, and, for the sake of his mother, we have chosen the names of our first 2 kids to be Western, but Muslim "friendly". Our daughter is Anika (though MIL spells it Aneeqah), and our son is Benjamin (Ben), which was easy as it was FIL's name.

We are now expecting a second boy, and we're at a loss for names. Any suggestions?

LadyIsabellaWrotham Sun 07-Feb-16 18:02:26

Adam is the traditional suggestion. Dull but fits the brief.

OneMagnumisneverenough Sun 07-Feb-16 18:02:42


OneMagnumisneverenough Sun 07-Feb-16 18:04:17


TheWeeBabySeamus1 Sun 07-Feb-16 18:05:06

Danyal/Daniel - not very exciting but all the others I can think of have been said.

OneMagnumisneverenough Sun 07-Feb-16 18:05:25


TheWeeBabySeamus1 Sun 07-Feb-16 18:05:36

x-post grin

PippaB007 Sun 07-Feb-16 18:22:28

Thanks! We'll look at the names. To add to the complexity, my first language is Afrikaans (we're South African, and living in SA) so it needs to be Afrikaans, English and Muslim.

OneMagnumisneverenough Sun 07-Feb-16 18:25:56

I'm out.

Helenluvsrob Sun 07-Feb-16 18:26:50

Rohan ?

Adam works for pretty much everyone I think.

stitch10yearson Sun 07-Feb-16 18:31:00

Rohan is very typically hindu so wont work

Most biblical names will be fine. And tbh, as long as the name has a good meaning, there is no reason why it shouldnt be acceptable.

I know someone who named their child after the only son of Muhammed, a child that died as a toddler. The mil said the name was old fashioned. :O

KaraokeQueenOfTheNorth Sun 07-Feb-16 18:31:48

I taught a young muslim man recently called Yusuf. I absolutely love that name. It is really nice to say and I think it looks lovely written down too. Don't know if it works in Afrikaans and English though... (I assume it is a version of Joseph?)

stitch10yearson Sun 07-Feb-16 18:31:55

Alexander in its afrikaans format?

VocationalGoat Sun 07-Feb-16 18:37:35

Mikail or Michael
Imran (Joachim, father of Mary/Maryam)

Chillyegg Sun 07-Feb-16 18:44:51

Yahyah (jhon)
Haroon (Aaron )
Nooh (Noah)

Kamalena Sun 07-Feb-16 18:45:57

How about Aaron, Isaac, David, Elias, Jonah, Noah, Jacob? All of them are names of prophetstress listed in Quoran so very muslim. Don't know how Afrikaan they are but hopefully some use x

MadameDePompom Sun 07-Feb-16 19:04:05


VerBot Sun 07-Feb-16 19:14:36


PirateSmile Sun 07-Feb-16 19:15:41


Ludways Sun 07-Feb-16 19:20:10

My friend has a Muslim husband, their son is Haris (pronounced Harris) I like it.

Sgtmajormummy Sun 07-Feb-16 19:28:41

It means "peace".

Marquand Wed 10-Feb-16 09:19:29

Thanks everyone! But none of the names has hit the right spot (yet). hmm hmm

But it's early days. 6 more months to get that A HA! moment.

I wish it was only about what we wanted to call our kids!

Jamarama Wed 10-Feb-16 09:21:13

I have a mixed race boy partners Muslim his name is zaidan.

OneMagnumisneverenough Wed 10-Feb-16 10:05:03

Name change OP? hmm

Nataleejah Thu 11-Feb-16 15:59:13

I know a muslim Alexander

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