Will you give your child a Somali name?

Will you give your child a Somali name?

  • Yes

    Votes: 41 74.5%
  • No

    Votes: 14 25.5%

  • Total voters
    55
Many European names are borrowed from Greek or Hebrew. There has been a lot of co-opting and localizing of names from the Old or New Testaments. I don't see why names in Arabic (which are Afro Asiatic) are an exception. Also, a few Somalis don't have Arab, Anglo or Somali names. I like Somali names but naming is uniquely individual and I won't negate those who decide on something different.



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Even very common "white" names like John and Paul have biblical origins. They come from John the Baptist whose original Hebrew name was Yoxanan (Yaxya (As) in Arabic) and Paul the apostle whose original Hebrew name was Shacul. Even female names like Rachel and Sarah have biblical roots and sounded more Afro-Asiatic in their original Hebrew like the prior mentioned male names. The original pronunciation of Rachel, for example, was Raxel.
 
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100% getting a Somali name, I don’t care if my kid is mixed, he’s getting a Somali name. It’s annoying how people automatically assume I’m Arab when they see my name
 

Periplus

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I know that Aden is the Somali version of the name Adam.

but where did Hank come from then?

Hani means carefree in Arabic but is used for males.

In former ottoman Eastern European countries as well as Malaysia/Indonesia, I think they use for it for girls.
 
Hani means carefree in Arabic but is used for males.

In former ottoman Eastern European countries as well as Malaysia/Indonesia, I think they use for it for girls.
Huh weird. Many of my Arabic friends don’t recognise the name at all so I basically assumed that it was a werd adopted Somali name like Sabrina
 

Periplus

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Huh weird. Many of my Arabic friends don’t recognise the name at all so I basically assumed that it was a werd adopted Somali name like Sabrina

Somalis have a habit of changing the gender of foreign names.

Xanan and Faraax is used for boys but Hani is used for girls.
 

Sophisticate

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Even very common "white" names like John and Paul have biblical origins. They come from John the Baptist whose original Hebrew name was Yoxanan (Yaxya (As) in Arabic) and Paul the apostle whose original Hebrew name was Shacul. Even female names like Rachel and Sarah have biblical roots and sounded more Afro-Asiatic in their original Hebrew like the prior mentioned male names. The original pronunciation of Rachel, for example, was Raxel.

Exactly, they are borrowed. Daria, Darian, Dana, Casper, Cyprus, Ava, Ariana, Yasmin and Darius are Persian. From what I've noticed there is a lot borrowing of names that goes on. I really don't get why people care.
 
My first name is somalised arabic name and awoowes and dads are also the same. My greatgrandfather had a somali.

I do plan to name my kids somali names, especially the sons. Something that stands out like my name which is not that fairly common with somalis.
Subhanallah I have to go back to my great-great-great-great-great grandfather for a Somali name(which is Guuleed)

After him it's only Somalised arabic names, including mine.

I will name my children both Somali and Arabic names.

One warfac and one abdullahi, one abshir, and imma throw in a Maxamed becuase every Muslim family has a Mohamed
 

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