Q: I named
one of my daughters Nayruz and did not know that it is a name of
Feast. The only thing I knew was that the name means 'springtime' in Persian. Now I need your Fatwa (legal opinion issued by a qualified Muslim scholar) on this issue. Should I change my daughter's name, given that it has been officially registered for three years?
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The father of a child, male or female, must pick a good name for his child and avoid inappropriate names. As for the man who named his daughter "Nayruz" which is a name for a Persian feast, he must change it to a better one, as the Prophet (peace be upon him) changed some of his Companions' names.Furthermore, having the name officially registered does not prevent you from changing it according to the current official system.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.