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Must I change my name from Christina ?

Answered as per Hanafi Fiqh by Seekersguidance.org

I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah.

No, it is not required to change your name, as it is ascribed to Christ—Jesus (peace be upon him)—, whom we as Muslims believe in, revere, love, and respect.

It is also quite normal to keep both one’s birth name and to adopt a Muslim name, as well, and to use both—whether interchangeably or in different contexts.

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