Whose right is it to name the child?

Q: Between the mother and father, who's right is it to name the child?

Please advise as to how should we choose a name.

A: In these matters it is best for the husband to discuss with the wife, thereafter the father should name the child.

Perhaps a few names could be chosen which both the spouses like and thereafter one name could be agreed upon.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)