Which of these Muslim first names should I choose for myself: Adam, Ibrahim, Omar, Youssef, Zakaria?
- I’m an adult male living in Western Europe.
- Since I’m a convert to (Sunni) Islam, I would like to adopt a Muslim first name.
- I would have no middle name.
My surname (also called family name or last name) is Lambton.
After a lot of research, I have narrowed down my list to the following five first names.
- Signification: man, red, human, humanity, earth.
Illustrious person: the prophet Adam mentioned 25 times in the Quran.
- Signification: father of many nations.
Illustrious person: the prophet Abraham mentioned 69 times in the Quran.
- Signification: life, flourishing, eloquent, populous.
Illustrious people: Omar ibn al-Khattab (second Rightly Guided Caliph and one of the ten promised paradise), Omar ibn Abd al-Aziz (an Umayyad Caliph, often regarded as the fifth Rightly Guided Caliph).
- Signification: Yahweh will increase/add.
Illustrious person: the prophet Joseph mentioned 27 times in the Quran.
- Signification: Yahweh remembers.
Illustrious people: the prophet Zechariah mentioned 7 times in the Quran and in the New Testament, another prophet mentioned in the Old Testament and who wrote the Book of Zechariah, various other minor characters in the Old Testament.
I would like that:
- 1) my first name fit well with my surname (Lambton), considering that there wouldn’t be any middle name between the two.
- 2) my first name look formal, adult, mature, serious and professional.
3) my first name be easy and intuitive to pronounce for the non-Muslims.
Please sort the five names in decreasing order of preference (from the one you like most to the one you like least).
Also, if you can, tell me the advantages and drawbacks that each name has.
Thanks in advance.
Sun, 01/15/2017 - 6:18am