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Thread: Khalil?

  1. #1
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    Aug 2013
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    I *really* like this name, but is it too ethnic, seeing as I'm not Arabic at all? And what are some general opinions on it?

  2. #3
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    Jun 2013
    I much prefer Khalid (kah-leed), which means eternal/immortal. Though both seem very Arabic to me and if I saw the name I would assume the owner was Arabic.

    Though if you truly love it, that shouldn't put you off.
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  3. #5
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    Apr 2010
    Khalil is probably my favourite Arabic name. I love it for its literary connection (Khalil Gibran is one of my favourite poets). I don't think I would use it because I don't have any Arab or Muslim ancestry but that doesn't stop me from loving the name.
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  4. #7
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    Apr 2013
    It reminds me of Kal-El aka Superman! However, It is a very strong Arabic name and I think it would be unusual to use it if you are not of that descent. If you lie it though, go for it!
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  5. #9
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    May 2012
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    It's a name I've always admired, and Gibran is one of my favorite poets. I'd personally only use it in the middle since I don't have a drop of Arabic blood in me, and I don't love it enough to make that not matter. So I wouldn't let race or nationality stop you if you feel very strongly about the name.
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