Do I have to change my name

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    Ok as u all know i'm Stefana {the new posting addict xD} but my name mean crowned should i adopt a muslium name cause i'm sort of leanin towards Shaharazad lol i know shes the one who told the stories of 1001 nights and since i like to write {as u obviosly know lol} thats why i picked it
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    coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooL.... good to have you sister

    Shaharazad is a beautiful name :)

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    :salam2:

    It is really up to you sister. I didn't realize that Stefana meant "crowned" so maybe this would be worth changing. My name, Catherine, means "pure and clean" and this I liked so I kept it and added "Iman" which means "faith" in arabic when I made Shahada.

    Good to be in touch and may Allah bless you for your efforts. Please read the brother's reply above, it is most informative :)

    :wasalam:
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    I like my name (Not talking about the one in TTI, But the same goes for it too)
    It is unique and has a meaning that is soo like my personality.
    Pick a name that you think you would want to have to best effect on your personality.
    It is not obligatory to have a Muslim name.
    But it is nice to be different.
    If you want close to the same meaning of your name how about:
    Malikaa
    It means queen in Arabic.
    But if you pronounce it different it becomes.
    Maalik
    Which means angel.
    And if you pronunce a bit different it becomes.
    Malik
    Which means a king,male name.
    Make sure of the pronuncation.


    This is if you want a name that is close to stefana


    Shaharazad Intaieshion
    But what does it mean?
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    sharazad I think is a persian/farsi name?
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    D0 y0u kn0w what it means?
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    The name Shaharazad is after the woman who told stories to the King in the book 1001 Nights. Intaieshion is actully somethin I came up with on my own so I will add meaning to it pehaps qualities of my self........I Got IT! Intaieshion means brave,strong,cuning,decisive,beautiful warrior, and corageous

    Shaharazad was creative with her stories and wise in the way of fooling the king and very lucky. so the name stands 4 creativity , wisdom , and luck
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    If you are asking me then I don't know, but many iranian girls are named this regardless of the religion, there were some Iranian girls in my high school named sharazad but they were christian.
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    Um Scherezade is a beautiful name but I hope you know it's not an Islamic one. It's a Persian name that was given to the infamous storyteller in One Thousand and One Nights and the name literally means "she who is free in the city". Therefore, it's just a regular name that can be applied to anyone of any religion. So I recommend that if you want an Islamic name you pick one that has REAL meaning in Islam because this one lacks significant Islamic meaning and the only connection it has to Islam is that it was the name of a Muslim character.
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    i don't know what dos sharazad mean but heard that allwais keep naame of Salheens {Righteous} cose there are lot of barakat of these names.:SMILY252: Allahualam.
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    Selamun Aleykum

    My favourite girl name is Maryam

    As many of you knows Maryam (Mary the Mother of Jesus - Peace be upon them all) mentioned in the Koran many times..

    Hazrati Maryam (Aleyhissalam) was unique, in that she gave birth to a son by a special miracle, without the intervention of the customary physical means. This of course does not mean that she was more than human, any more than her son was more than inhuman. She had as much need to pray to Almighty Allah as anyone else.

    She grew up under Allah's special protection. Her sustenance came from Allah, and her upbringing was indeed a pure one. She also grew up in a very pious religious environment, always remaining busy in the worship of her Creator Almighty Allah.

    Salams..
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    of course you do not have to change your name.
    Islam is universal religion not local for arab people and names:ma:
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    Changing to new name?

    Salaam aleikum all,

    Jennifer is my family given name, a Christian name, and I would like to know when would I need to change my name. Do I wait until I make my public shahada at the local masjid soon? , ( when I can visit there, inshallah), or anytime now?
    I made my shahada privately here at home, by myself, last summer. There are so many beautiful names out there, I wouldn't know which one to choose, to speak honestly !! Any advice is appreciated !
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    :salam2:
    Like another post suggested you don't need to change your name unless it means something bad.

    If your name means crown I don't think their is anything wrong with that. I see a lot of arabic names that are of the same theme, Amir(prince) Amira(princess), Malik (King) etc.

    Just because a name is Arabic doesn't mean its a religious oriented name.

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    Salaam,

    No pun intended, but doesn't Shaharazad sound like a Pokemon name? :SMILY129:
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    You don't have to change your name. I didnt change mine. My name is Robin, and I dont know what it means, and dont care. My parents chose this name for me, so I will keep it. Your name doesn't say anything about you. Your personality does. If you want to change your name, do it. If you don't really want to change it, then dont. The name you have now is very pretty.
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