Hello! So I hope this is the right blog to ask this question. I'm an author and one of my main characters is a Pakistani woman who was adopted by white parents in the 30s when she was about 6 months old. They name her Laila (I found it on a Pakistani naming sight which I hope was appropriate.) I was wondering if there was a specific way to pronounce her name according to Pakistani customs and whatnot? And if this is even an appropriate Pakistani name. If you guys can't answer I understand thanks
Hey, sure. Leila/Laila would be quite literally said (sung) like this: Laila O Laila, Coke Studio Pakistan. Best of luck with the novel though, do share when you are done or wish to spread some of it. However in name of factual significance, in 30s should not be a Pakistani woman rather a British India’s citizen. Pakistan was formed 17 years later in 1947. Plus chances of a white couple adopting a Muslim child in those times would be even more slimmer because majority of Muslims did not believe in adoption especially by an outsider and that too by a gora (white). Most of Pakistani orphans usually find home within their own relatives, others who make it to orphanage are usually with strong religious inclination (both in India and Pakistan) and adoption outside the country, to another religion is quite impossible.
And yes Laila is a very appropriate Pakistani or Muslim name for that matter given to girls all over the Muslim world.
Why everytime I call Pakistan there's a lady operator saying I dont have sufficient balance to make a call and asking me to reload 10 rupees? I have SAR 8.00 (Saudi Riyals) credit. After listening to that lady operator, it cuts .50 riyals.
oh sorry to hear that. It seems like that your call is getting routed to Pakistan via some illegal gateway and that illegal operation has run out of money on their own account. Will highly recommend you to use another way to call Pakistan or probably give it some time before you try again. It is apparently something only your Saudi network can fix.