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    A question for Muslim converts,Re; name change


    This is a quick question for any converts especially those who had typical western /brittish/European names to begin with,firstly what brought you to your new name & second once you have converted do you have to change your passport & work details adding your new name?

    I have already chosen mine to be Ibrahim(pbuh) when my time comes,also will Ibrahim come before my birth name when on my passport or wage slip details in work
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    Re: A question for Muslim converts,Re; name change


    Greetings and peace be with you Scottish Celt; and welcome to the forum,

    In the UK you can change your name by deed poll, the following link seems a good place to start, fees seem to be £33. You should be able find answers to your questions here too.

    http://www.deedpoll.org.uk/ServicesAndFees.html - Or you could do a Google search of, how to change my name?

    I think Ibrahim(pbuh is a good choice for a new name.

    Blessings,
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    Re: A question for Muslim converts,Re; name change


    Just want to say, a new Muslim is under absolutely no obligation to change his or her name - unless the name means something bad, in which case it is recommended to change your name to something which has a good meaning to it.

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    Re: A question for Muslim converts,Re; name change


    Quote Originally Posted by Eric H View Post
    Greetings and peace be with you Scottish Celt; and welcome to the forum,

    In the UK you can change your name by deed poll, the following link seems a good place to start, fees seem to be £33. You should be able find answers to your questions here too.

    http://www.deedpoll.org.uk/ServicesAndFees.html - Or you could do a Google search of, how to change my name?

    I think Ibrahim(pbuh is a good choice for a new name.

    Blessings,
    Eric
    thank you Eric,£33 seems fairly cheap my name birth name is actually Scott
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    Re: A question for Muslim converts,Re; name change


    Quote Originally Posted by Scimitar View Post
    Just want to say, a new Muslim is under absolutely no obligation to change his or her name - unless the name means something bad, in which case it is recommended to change your name to something which has a good meaning to it.

    Scimi
    Thank you scimi,thanks for the info,but I feel personally I will need to change,it gives me that aunthentic feel for Islam,if that makes sensei also really like the name Ibrahim(pbuh)
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    Re: A question for Muslim converts,Re; name change


    That's great my brother, Ibraheem is a lovely name mashaAllah,

    God bless,

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    Re: A question for Muslim converts,Re; name change


    Ok another wee question?

    I have 3 names my Forename,middle name & surname since birth in what order shall I have it

    1. Ibrahim/forename/middle name/surname

    2. forename/Ibrahim/middle name/surname

    3. forename/middle name/Ibrahim/surname

    my surname will have to be last of course
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    Re: A question for Muslim converts,Re; name change


    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish Celt View Post
    Ok another wee question?

    I have 3 names my Forename,middle name & surname since birth in what order shall I have it

    1. Ibrahim/forename/middle name/surname

    2. forename/Ibrahim/middle name/surname

    3. forename/middle name/Ibrahim/surname

    my surname will have to be last of course
    i'm going to say something rather sensetive here br hope you dont mind

    in western culture many couples do not get married or they get married after having a child or 2; basically if your dad was not married to your mum at the time you were born [you dont have to tell us anything bout this here br] then you shouldn't have your dads name as your sirname, thats because in Islam the child is not attributed to such a father but only attributed to the mother so you can have your mothers surname


    in the case it was all 'halaal', then first two names can be in any order with dads surname last!


    ps: have Ibraheem as your first name so everyone will call you by your 'muslim' name!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AbdullahAziz View Post
    i'm going to say something rather sensetive here br hope you dont mind

    in western culture many couples do not get married or they get married after having a child or 2; basically if your dad was not married to your mum at the time you were born [you dont have to tell us anything bout this here br] then you shouldn't have your dads name as your sirname, thats because in Islam the child is not attributed to such a father but only attributed to the mother so you can have your mothers surname


    in the case it was all 'halaal', then first two names can be in any order with dads surname last!


    ps: have Ibraheem as your first name so everyone will call you by your 'muslim' name!
    no not sensitive at all,my mother & father never married,im not close to my father tbh,i have my mothers surname anyway,my wife is still coming to terms with it all but after a good few lenthy chats she is finaly accepting the biggest shock of it all is actually the name change issue can i ask why the spelling Ibraheem instead of Ibrahim?
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    Re: A question for Muslim converts,Re; name change


    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish Celt View Post
    no not sensitive at all,my mother & father never married,im not close to my father tbh,i have my mothers surname anyway,my wife is still coming to terms with it all but after a good few lenthy chats she is finaly accepting the biggest shock of it all is actually the name change issue can i ask why the spelling Ibraheem instead of Ibrahim?
    oh i just spelled it without without looking at yours!!!!!

    i just looked at the arabic spelling of Ibraheem and see the correct english spelling will be the way i did it! as it has a bit of a lengthy 'ee' at the end, but it doesn't really matter how you spell it really; maybe more short cut as you done it will be more convenient!
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    It´s a matter of translitteration how you spell it. Here are few different translitteration systems. You might find out that in those (Arab) countries where French is the second spoken language, names are written differently than in countríes where the second language is English. And also your own language has some influence. I would say it is "Ibrahiim" but in my language we vocalize "i" like English speaking people vocalize "e".
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    Quote Originally Posted by AbdullahAziz View Post
    oh i just spelled it without without looking at yours!!!!!

    i just looked at the arabic spelling of Ibraheem and see the correct english spelling will be the way i did it! as it has a bit of a lengthy 'ee' at the end, but it doesn't really matter how you spell it really; maybe more short cut as you done it will be more convenient!
    Quote Originally Posted by sister herb View Post
    It´s a matter of translitteration how you spell it. Here are few different translitteration systems. You might find out that in those (Arab) countries where French is the second spoken language, names are written differently than in countríes where the second language is English. And also your own language has some influence. I would say it is "Ibrahiim" but in my language we vocalize "i" like English speaking people vocalize "e".
    ^^To both Brother & Sister;

    ahh I was just curiou,as I thought,different countries different spelling its like say the name Joseph here in the UK but in Eastern Europe it will be spelt Josef
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish Celt View Post
    ^^To both Brother & Sister;

    ahh I was just curiou,as I thought,different countries different spelling its like say the name Joseph here in the UK but in Eastern Europe it will be spelt Josef
    i suppose as us Muslims are used to the arabic pronunciation it just sort of comes out in english like that too!
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    Re: A question for Muslim converts,Re; name change


    We here would write it as Joosef (and vocalize as "Yoosef").

    Languages are funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sister herb View Post
    We here would write it as Joosef (and vocalize as "Yoosef").

    Languages are funny.
    Funnily enough i did look to the name ''Yusef'' i really like that,..BUT my wife name is Joshephine female version for Joseph,so really couldn't have that,..Josephine & Joseph(Yusef),...so Ibrahim(pbuh) won in the end
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