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iniquity Sun 18-Jan-15 19:14:59

Looking for boys and girls names for baby no 2 on the way so the name suits both grandparents.

For girls

Any others?

AgentCooper Sun 18-Jan-15 19:25:14

I love Samir for a boy smile

Thinking of my favourite Arabic names which would work in an English speaking country, I like:


Aziz (short for Abdulaziz)

I know a Libyan girl called Imberekha and I absolutely love that name! But it's a bit of a mouthful.

cookietrue22 Sun 18-Jan-15 19:35:42

Girls - Saira, Sehra, Hana, Henna, Aysha, Aisha, Alisha.

Boys - Aadam, Rohan, Ezaz, Esah, Isham, Ali.

I work in a multi cultural school and these are some of the names of students. Quite often the names are European sounding but spelled differently eg Sehra or Aadam, possible compromise?

Tryharder Mon 19-Jan-15 17:13:18

How about biblical names that would work in both cultures?

Joseph (Yusuf)
Elias (Ilyas)

Etc etc

SunnyBaudelaire Mon 19-Jan-15 17:15:48



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iniquity Mon 19-Jan-15 22:42:07

We like the profet names but there are already too many youcefs and ilyas in his family.
I like Leila but he thinks its too common.
Iike Suleiman but he doesn't!

iniquity Mon 19-Jan-15 22:43:48

Not sure about shakira peoplei might tease her!

alteredimages Tue 20-Jan-15 16:43:33

I love Samy. If you are Welsh there are also Idris and Morgan for boys. Also Adam.

Girls names are Lina, Lara, Mai, Sara. There are lots more but I am very forgetful.

We have a girl called Yasmina and a boy called Nour. They are both Arabic names but easy to pronounce in English. They aren't muslim names per se, they are also used by Christians here.

I would not use Aaliyah, Ali, Naima etc as they have the letter 'ain in them which does not exist in English so pronunciation is tricky. I have never heard of anyone called Shakira except the famous one. smile

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iniquity Thu 22-Jan-15 20:59:23

Thanks everyone who replied! Quite a few to choose from.
We have already have a zakarya that fits nicely in our multicultural family.
Though my mum calls him zak.
So that could be added to the list if anyone is looking for a suitable name.

Gee87 Thu 10-Dec-15 17:03:31

Boy: Faisal, Zeid, Omar
Girl: Jana, Seema, Lara

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