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I want a beautiful name for my newborn baby

I recently had a baby and need help deciding on a name.

Need help with my name

My name is Keith V Harris and I am a recent convert to Islam. I have found that my name is of Celtic origin which is pagan and I wish to change it. I was wondering if Yusef Abd al Nur Harris or just Abdul Nur Harris was preferable.

We named our daughter Kinza; do we have to change it?

I have an 8 year old daughter. When she was born, we named her Kinza. We found this name in many Islamic books and websites which had a meaning of “hidden treasure”, derived from the Arabic word “KANZ” which appears in the Holy Quran (meaning treasure). However, a few years ago, we read somewhere that the word KANZ actually means the treasure which we keep to ourselves unlawfully and do not pay Zakah on it.

Do I Have to Change My Name When I Convert to Islam?

I have accepted to convert to Islam and my question is – Do I have to change my name if I convert? My name means “moral” and I believe if your name is does not go against Islam you do not need to change it?