So, I'm a white American, who also happens to be Muslim. It is very important for DH and I to name our child after an important religious figure in Islam, but it is also important for our child to grow up comfortably in the states without being bullied or profiled because of it. We've had the discussion about favorite names, but many of them are names of people we don't want our child associated with. For example, Hussayn was a favorite of ours, but Saddam Hussein and Barak Hussein Obama also have the names, and unfortunately, names thrown around in politics quickly become my last choice. We also like Ali, it's versitile for the states, but I see so many Allison's with the NN Ali (pronounced Alley) and I know there will be some future confusion. I know many of you are probably not familiar with Islamic names, but what do you think of these choices, as outsiders looking in? Do you think my child will be in for it, do any set up any red flags for you? Lol. I'm seriously at this point considering just naming my child John to make it easier.
DISCLAIMER: I understand many of you might have your own opinions on my religion, but please try to keep that out of the discussion. We are really struggling with name selection, and would like that to be the main focus if possible.
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Religious (Islamic) names. 189 votes
Ridha (pronounced Rud-Uh)
Hadi (pronounced Haa Dee)