Would it be entirely unreasonable to suggest that British Muslims, when having children, elect to give them names which would be more traditionally British names, or at least Westernised names, rather than names that would be traditional to the country of origin of their ancestors? I am not saying it should be made a law(!), I just wonder if it is entirely out of the question that more Muslims could do this, or are they literally obligated to use a certain pool of names? I don't think it would be a cure all either, more one component in a large jigsaw, that may see them foster even better relations with others. I believe I am right in saying that Jews commonly altered their names, right through history, and even today. Some of those motives will have been a desire to assimilate. Likewise, it would be rare in the UK for a black couple to give their baby a tradional African name, and yes, I appreciate that the first African on this island would not have been called 'Dave or Steve' in their land of origin, and that they were given new names, quite invasively. However, these days, more black couples would be likely to CHOOSE what we would think of as a non African name, than they would an African one. Like I say, not suggesting this as a directive, more wondering if there is a chance that some Muslims themselves (and more of them) could consider as a possibility?