Originally Posted by chimomma
I like to have something transferable and pronouncable in both languages and cultures, but DH, not so much. He doesn't seem to mind if the name is impossible to pronounce/ sounds bad in english. But I am not having much luck coming up with names he likes. So far he suggested yasmine which I think is alright, but am not extremely excited about. The other names he likes would be very hard for me to agree with. The names I like for girls are: jannah, sadiya, sanaa, amaya.
Nadia, Ida, Amani, Hanna, Rihanna, Laila, Mariam, Farah (if one doesn't mind the Fawcett factor), Amira, Kamilah, Mona, Sarah, Zahra ..... I'm running out of names that Americans can pronounce here.
Oh, and Suzanne! Though admittedly not the most popular by way of association these days. I mean, you're not exactly seeing a lot of newborn Egyptian boys called Hosni, either ...
|For boys I would like names that are english sounding but still Islamic. Any suggestions?
Adam would be the obvious choice, but I'm guessing you know that.
Yusef maybe? If my daughter had been a boy that would have been the name I'd have chosen, and it was both well received in the U.S. and most people I know got the Joseph connection out of it.