Salaam I want to name my daughter the name nawala which means gift in Arabic but can it be spelt as noella even though Noella means christmas in French? I’m not willing to name her after christmas Ofcourse my intention is that her name means gift but I’d love to spell it as Noella. They sound the same Noella just seems easier and prettier to me.
There is no issue with spelling Nawala as Noella (or anything else), since there are no spelling requirements for names in Islam. What matters is your intention, and since you do not intend the “Christmas” meaning, it is acceptable to use it.