So while Katrina Kaif looks much better saying it, I also have to say it.
"What's my name?"
It's not Misbah, Misba, or *horror* Al Misbah.
I hate it when people come to me and say "Why do you spell your name as Mezba, it should be pronounced as Misbah."
"Why," I will ask, knowing the reply.
"Well, it's really 'mis' in Arabic, not 'mez', so you name should be-"
IN CASE YOU ARE TOO DUMB TO NOTICE OR SEE BEYOND YOUR BEARD this is the English language and I am spelling my name in English and I will spell it the Way I Want It.
Imagine a guy name Paul having this conversation.
"Sorry, it's actually 'Ball' in Arabic and not 'Paul' as we don't have a 'P' sound so you should spell your name as 'Ball' really."
Last time I checked, you spell people's names the way they want it to be spelt and pronounce it the way they want it to be pronounced.
Muslims from the subcontinent (India-Pakistan-Bangladesh) all suffer from an inferiority complex where they want to be very Arab. I don't know why, an Arab isn't much better than a non-Arab (I didn't say it, the Prophet did). Yet, in their zeal to be "more Muslim" they will give every kid an Arabic name. This 'zeal' is most evident in Pakistan.
In Bangladesh, surprisingly, we still have few stalwarts who will give their children Bengali names. They are not Hindu, nor Muslim, but Bengali names. Names that have some good meaning, or is cultural.
And then the problem starts when they meet these non-Arab Arabs.
"Why is your name Mala? That's such a Hindu name."
"Why is your name Moushumee? OMG that is SUCH a Hindu name."
The last from a guy called Sameer who puts "Sam" on his resume.
No, it's not a Hindu name. Broaden your horizons a bit. Sheesh.
One should carry a placard.
"Hi, My name is Moushumee and I am NOT a Hindu."