Naming Chilrden After The Messengers

Question

I live in Canada and have named my younger son Noah: same as Nuh or Nooh. To me it gives the same meaning regardless. My intention is to name him after the Prophet Noah. Please advise if that is ok to name him in English version as Noah for I live in Canada. When people ask me why I named him Noah and I gladly explain that its the same Prophet Noah that Islam belief in.


Answer

We believe that it is perfectly allowable to name the children after the Messengers. The name changes according to linguistic practice of people and foreign names are no more pronounced the way they are pronounced by the native people. Therefore, there is no problem in calling him Noah and not Nooh.

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