There are two hadeeth that we can refer on to determine the best time to name your baby.
Rasulallah (s.a.w) said that “Every child is held in pledge for his Aqeeqah which is sacrificed for him on his seventh day, and he is named on it and his head is shaved.”
[‘Saheeh’ by Shaikh al-Albanee ‘1165’ Abu Dawood ‘vol: 2, no: 2831’ and as well others]
The other narration in this aspect is related by Anas (r.a), who said Rasulallah (s.a.w) said “A boy was born to me this night and I have given him the name of my forefather Ibrahim.”
[Saheeh Muslim (4/ 5733)]
Based on these hadeeth, a child can be named on the day of the baby is out to the world or the naming can wait until the baby is seven days old. Besides that, on the baby’s seventh day, Aqeeqah is performed for the baby and it is preferable for the baby’s head to be shaved.
However there are no restriction for you to name your child at anytime. Both times mentioned in the hadeeth are the best and recommended for naming your baby with a good muslim baby names.
This post is the continuation of the last post; Muslim Names – Names to Avoid (Part 1). In the last post I’d only listed the names you should avoid giving to your child that begin with letter A to L.
All the names I listed here don’t have a good meaning and not the Muslim Names that you want to give to your child.
So, these are the names you should avoid:
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Muslim Names; There are names that are better to be avoided. These names are not suitable to be given to our children as the meanings are not good. Before this I’d posted a guide for Choosing Muslim Names, we are encourage to give good names to our children, and good Muslim Names not only means it have to sound good but also got to have good meanings.
Below are the list of some Names that we are supposed to avoid:
Names of Rasulallah’s wives can be a good choice of Muslim Names for Baby Girls. We Muslims know that all his wives had good personalities and noble attitudes. Aside from having a good meaning, you can use their names for your baby girl and hope that she will grow up and have the same good qualities as Rasulallah’s wives. 😀
Below I listed all their names and a little description of their lives :
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- rasulallah married a divorced
If you are expecting for a baby boy, maybe you can consider to use one of the Prophet’s name. These names can be used as is or you can combine it with other names i.e: Adam Haikal, Muhammad Zayd etc.
As all of you have known, there are 99 names of Allah. These names have great meanings and recommended to be use as Muslim baby names as long as ‘Abdul‘ which means ‘Servant’ is added in front of the names. It is forbidden to use the names without it. For example you can named your son as Abdul Malik or Abdul Hadi.