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If you're having a baby boy and you're Muslim..

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Curioussness Wed 29-Nov-17 15:14:26

What would you call him?
Really struggling for names, we don't like the tradition names either grin

Ttbb Wed 29-Nov-17 15:17:04

James. In my (Muslim) family we don't do religious names at all and make a point of choosing names that are suitable to whatever country we are raising the children in.

FartnissEverbeans Wed 29-Nov-17 15:28:32

But loads of people have Arabic names in the UK - I don't see how they would be 'unsuitable'...?

I live in a Muslim country - Saif seems to be very popular for boys here just now and I like it a lot. Friends have considered Zaki, Rafi, Yahya

Dontrocktheboat Wed 29-Nov-17 18:18:03

Not Muslim, but I like:


TheVanguardSix Wed 29-Nov-17 18:23:41


Sophronia Fri 01-Dec-17 10:21:25


Mrsknackered Fri 01-Dec-17 13:20:16

Kamil, Khalil, Raheem or Hakeem.

DearMrDilkington Fri 01-Dec-17 13:21:41

I'm not Muslim, but I really like Omar.

PaxUniversalis Fri 01-Dec-17 13:28:21

Are these too traditional?

Itsonkyme Fri 01-Dec-17 13:30:05

I have a Muslim friend and he loves my Dgs's name Jacob!

ladybirdsaredotty Fri 01-Dec-17 13:30:10

I'm not Muslim either, but I think Kasim and Khalil are gorgoeus.

Shehz21 Fri 01-Dec-17 13:32:07

Zayn or Zakaraiah which can be nn Zak smile

KeiraC Fri 01-Dec-17 13:37:53

Abbas, means lion

Mummabearof3 Tue 05-Dec-17 16:15:49

We have an Aden and Zakaria who get a shortened to Zaki.
I also like
Suleiman (my fav)

Caillou Tue 05-Dec-17 16:25:26

Ds is Daniyal

UAEMum Tue 05-Dec-17 16:27:52

Im British Muslim married to a Middle Easterner
Our boys are Adam, Samy and Zakaria.
I also like Zain, Zaid, Dani

EnormousDormouse Tue 05-Dec-17 16:36:21


NineFortySixPM Tue 05-Dec-17 16:37:09

Whoever suggested Suleiman I second that what a great name!

I’m not Muslim, but I like names which cross boundaries so aren’t obviously of a specific religion- just so the child can’t be pigeonholed for stupid reasons really. Zain and Rohan fit that brief. Also Idris. And I once knew a lovely chap called Neal which also is known in several religions.

Pepperboxx Tue 05-Dec-17 16:43:38

My son is called Zain. Having a daughter this time and I like the name Zara or Eliza.

Pepperboxx Tue 05-Dec-17 16:44:41

My friend called his son Nayel which I think is great.

inuinnit Thu 07-Dec-17 12:15:19

My brother is Kamran but he pronounces it like Cameron. It's convenient because even people who aren't familiar with more unusual names recognise it as a name, and shortens easily to Kam. I also hear it used less than Zain.

I also like Hani.

pipilangstrumpf Thu 07-Dec-17 15:44:23

I think it's lovely to pay tribute to your heritage and choose a name from your culture.
How dull if we all chose the same names. Nothing wrong with James but it's a little bland imo.

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