History

Nawhami is an Arabic onomastic (nisbat) which means “the one from Newham”. Newham is a borough in London, England. Technically, it should have been Newhami (نيوهامي) but in classical Arabic that would be considered ineloquent; the combination of Ya and Waw coupled with the incongruent diacritics is problematic. So there remains three options; Nihami (نيهامي), Nuhami (نُوهامي) and Nawhami (نَوهامي). Nawhami is preferred as it resonates the W from the English, feels closer in pronunciation and lighter on the tongue.