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Thread: classic, modern or uncommon?
February 4th, 2013 04:37 PM #1
classic, modern or uncommon?
February 4th, 2013 05:01 PM #3
As a fellow Arabic name enthusiast, I would choose either Zaid or Luqman (never seen it with an O). Luqman the Wise (Luqman al-Hakim) is such an interesting figure in folk Islam, and a Sura of the Quran is named after him. [Disclaimer, we are Christians, not Muslims, so wouldn't use it, but I find it interesting]. Zaid is hip and approachable. It honors your culture/faith while still letting your son blend in with other modern names in his classroom.
Ibrahim is fine, but Arabic names have been so constrained by tradition and family naming rules that it's nice to branch out.
Other, more modern, names I like:
Aqil (intelligent, wise)
Altair (the eagle; constellation)
Haidar / Hayder (lion)
Kader / Qadir
Mazin (rain clouds)
Naji (safe, saved)
Ra'd (Ain is so hard to pronounce, but it's so cool--means thunder)
Sani (brilliant, splendid)
Yasin (two of those random letters at the beginning of a sura in the Quran-- devotional name)
Zaki (two meanings: pure, and wise/clever)Blade, MD
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February 4th, 2013 05:05 PM #5
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