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Poohbearsmom Mon 14-Jun-10 15:34:12

Hi
im only 6wks so very early days but would love any ideas, thanks xxx

wahwahwah Mon 14-Jun-10 15:35:12

Religious or cultural?

Poohbearsmom Mon 14-Jun-10 15:50:17

am... religous i guess? My dh is Algerian... And we'r both muslim...
I like Amina and Soumia (nn Mia) as my girls names so far and Samir, Kamal and Said for boys names... Any suggestions would be great too, thanks

coffeefestival Mon 14-Jun-10 18:07:12

Girls

Jamila
Maryam
Samina
Zahra
Janna
Kamila

Boys

Almas
Jalal
Nasif
Tazim
Laith
Rauf

Poohbearsmom Mon 14-Jun-10 22:53:52

Thank you Coffeefestival some great ideas i really like them

tummytickler Mon 14-Jun-10 23:16:23

I love Amina and Said!
and coffeefestival suggestions of Maryam, Samina, Nasif and Tazim.

MavisEnderby Mon 14-Jun-10 23:20:57

I work with a lovely Libyan lady who is called Safia,I'm afraid I don't know what her name means but she is a lovely person and a wonderful doctor and I think the name is beautiul hth ps congratulations on your pg

CoteDAzur Mon 14-Jun-10 23:30:16

Congratulations, Pooh smile

Does it have to be a name of religious significance or will any Arabic name do?

Laila (dark night)
Sarab (mirage)

Amir/Emir (prince)

... For example.

Among names with religious significance, I like Ali for a boy.

CoteDAzur Mon 14-Jun-10 23:32:16

Almas is a girls' name, meaning "diamond".

CoteDAzur Mon 14-Jun-10 23:35:01

If you like nn Mia, there is also Lamia.

Fruitysunshine Mon 14-Jun-10 23:36:58

Zahra sounds lovely!

coffeefestival Mon 14-Jun-10 23:54:07

I've seen Almas on a couple of sites listed as a boy's name.... so is it a unisex name but in practice usually for a girl?

CoteDAzur Tue 15-Jun-10 00:08:01

No, it is not a unisex name. Almas is a girls' name, just like the names of all shiny & pretty things smile

Those websites all copy from eachother so the mistake of one gets repeated a zillion times. I wouldn't trust English websites on names of foreign origin.

GothAnneGeddes Tue 15-Jun-10 01:27:31

Girls

Nour
Sakinah
Zeynab
Samer (pronounced Sam-ur)
Tasneem
Safiya
Ayah
Hafsa

Boys
Salih
Isa
Ilyas
Nuh
Shuayb (I love the prophetic names)

CoteDAzur Tue 15-Jun-10 08:23:56

Aisha - Very pretty and not as over-used as Laila, for example.

Hayat (life)
Hayal (daydream - Turkish)

CoteDAzur Tue 15-Jun-10 08:33:53

Bahar (spring)
Banu (lady)

sarah293 Tue 15-Jun-10 08:38:18

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CoteDAzur Tue 15-Jun-10 08:42:55

An Arab friend named her DD "Leyal", which is apparently the plural of "Laila" and means (dark nights).

kreecherlivesupstairs Tue 15-Jun-10 08:44:17

Zam Zam and Safia were on my list of names for DD who was born in Oman. I really wanted ZamZam but realised that, while it was fine in that country it really wouldn't sound too good in east London where it would be shortened to Zaaaaaaaaaaam. Safia went out of the window too when I thought about her name being shortened to Saffy and the connections with Ab Fab.
For boys I like Adil (Ardel) and Adaham.

Disenchanted3 Tue 15-Jun-10 08:46:09

Some really beautiful names on here!

slug Tue 15-Jun-10 09:23:38

My friend's daughter is Zofia.

MindySimmons Tue 15-Jun-10 09:39:59

Hi there,

my best friends little ones are Inaara and Rayhaan - both incredibly cute!

slug Tue 15-Jun-10 09:51:49

DD's Algerian friend is Reem

Poohbearsmom Tue 15-Jun-10 14:43:39

Well i go away for a day and i come back to a hundred fab names! Thank you all so much ye have given me so many lovely suggestions
Cote any arabic name is fine am loving so many of these names! Particularly Safia and Reem but i think Safia goes better with my ds's names as they are both two sylable 5 letter names aswell! Not that thats a must like but really like that name... I like Aisha but dh says its an old lady name <men!> Love Ali for a boy but dh had a brother who died as as baby who was Ali so its his name to the family iykwim?
can i ask how do i pronounce Kheira and Shauayb?
Dh likes Ayoub and Yacob for boys names im a bit hmm on them... Ds1 want Sportacus but we'v vetoed it grin

NETTEYJC Thu 17-Jun-10 19:32:36

My partner is a Muslim Egyptian, I'm an English Christian so have been having a big battle on whether to give our baby a muslim name, I don't want her to have one but have settled for Amira as her middle name. Here are some of the muslim names that I like:

Girl:

Amira
Amani
Ayah
Reem
Malak
Aisha
Habiba
Sara
Rosina
Miriam

Boy:

Amir
Alaa
Aslam
Adham
Kareme

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