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Indian Name Neha

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Boulders Sun 19-Jul-09 13:33:05

We wish to name our daughter after my M-I-L who is called Neha. She & we are Muslim, do you think that it is acceptable? It is a sanskrit name but do people think of it as Hindu? Regards.

SoupDragon Sun 19-Jul-09 13:35:36

There is a Neha in DS2's class. That's not much help to you because I have no idea whether she is Muslim, Hindu or something else entirely!

LoveBuckets Sun 19-Jul-09 15:48:07

Would just assume 'generic Asian' but if it's named after a muslim lady, surely nobody can argue with it?
My favourite Sanskrit name is Shantih.

vanimal Tue 21-Jul-09 20:57:10

I definitely see this as a Hindu name, as I know 2 Hindu girls called Neha. Don't know of any Muslims called Neha, but don't let that stop you

YouLukaAmazing Tue 21-Jul-09 21:03:28

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saadia Tue 21-Jul-09 21:10:21

I'm a Muslim and I would regard Neha as a Hindu name and therefore not acceptable. How did your MIL come to be called Neha?

Firawla Fri 24-Jul-09 12:04:49

how about Nuha if you want it to be more clearly muslim?

Amani Fri 24-Jul-09 12:20:25

Neha is a Hindu name?
What about Noor? (like that name smile

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