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We hope this answer reaches you in good time. The answer provided by Maulana Yusuf Sahib approve by Mufti Ebrahim is spot on.
The word Laaiba literally means "Player" or "Playful" which if named for a Hoor of Jannah would be befitting. However, for a Muslimah, although a baby now will not remain a baby and could have an effect on the personality of a person as mentioned in Ahadeeth where Nabi (saw) changed the name of Sahaaba's during his lifetime.
I cannot recall if this name is mentioned in Hadeeth as being the name of a Hoor but the above should clarify that if true, it is suitable for a Hoor. A public note will be added to this question In-Shaa-Allah if sources are found.
We would recommend that the name be changed if possible.
And Allah knows best
Answer last updated on:
14th November 2009
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