Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

A Boy without a Name; Tahseen and Behnaz Are Working on a Compromise

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

A Boy without a Name; Tahseen and Behnaz Are Working on a Compromise

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Byline: Declan Cooley Declan.Cooley@apn.com.au

TAHSEEN and Behnaz Ali gave birth to a beautiful baby boy on Tuesday, but so far they have not been able to settle on a name.

The new parents are digging their heels in but have assured The Observer they will make the big decision by tonight.

Tahseen wants to name his son Tafseer which would follow a family tradition of giving children names that start with the letter T.

"I always wanted a name that starts with T like me...[but] the name is special and basically means 'if you want to know the story behind the holy book'," Tahseen said.

But Behnaz is not giving in so easily and after giving birth by caesarean wants to name her son Arziyan which means "wish" or "request".

"We have been trying to find a compromise but we have been joking about it as well," Mr Ali said. …

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