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

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[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.

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