I am considering converting to Islam, and I have a question. I understand that upon conversion you need to change your name if it expresses a concept that goes against Islam.
My name is Ryan Bruhl, and according to some research I've done online the name Ryan means "little king". Some of my Muslim friends have suggested that that intonation (that I'm a king of some sort) not good since it might imply I'm "above" Allah and that I should change it. What should I do?
Secondly, what would my name be once I change it? This site says that the formula is
<chosen name> ibn-<fathers name>:
If you are Male and you have decided you like a certian name. Then your full name will be as follows: Chosen name ibn-fathers name Let us assume that Bilal is a name which you have chosen for your self and your fathers name is John Smith. Then your full name will be Bilal ibn John which means Bilal son of John.
Let's say I were to take the name Fadil. Since my father's name is Daniel, would my name then be Fadil ibn-Daniel?