Name Change After Reverting to Islam
Assalaam O Alaikum,
Alhamdulliah, I am a reverted sister. My question is regarding name change
I want to know what is the ruling as per shariyah regarding changing one's name upon accepting Islam.Is it mandatory to change name to arabic one? My birth name does not involve any shirk, has good meaning and does not disrespect Allah swt or Islam. I have chosen to be called Ayesha by my family and new acquaintances following reversion and i am very happy about it. But I wish to keep my birth name on official documents only. Is that permissible?
Also, I wanted to know whether, upon marriage, woman is supposed to take husband's name as he middle name and husband's last name as her last name? As per Shariah, is this practice acceptable?
Jazaakallah for taking time to answer my question.
I will be obliged to receive prompt reply as this is time sensitive matter.