It's Not So Easy Giving Your Baby an Arabic Name

Featured BlogHer Network Post

[Editor's Note: Naming a child is one of the most fun -- and stressful -- decisions that comes with having a baby. It's even more complicated when your family heritage might lead you to consider non-English names. Aisha Iqbal is trying to decide what to name her son, and here are some of her requirements. Read on and share your advice with her. --Grace]

1. Arabic and/or traditional Muslim name.

2. With a good meaning. Either historical, personal, or literal.

3. Easy to pronounce for mainstream America. We typically write it down for non-Muslim friends and if said friends approach the task as if reciting the scientific genus of an extinct species of leaf, its a no-go.


Image Credit: Wimena Kane, flickr

Read more from What's in a name? Oh nothing, except, you know, EVERYTHING at Aisha Iqbal

Comments

In order to comment on BlogHer.com, you'll need to be logged in. You'll be given the option to log in or create an account when you publish your comment. If you do not log in or create an account, your comment will not be displayed.