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Old 09-29-2010, 12:17 PM   #1
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Baby name help - Biblical names

We have named all of our children names from the Bible. And I have a very good book of names that lists every name from the Bible, male and female, and their meanings. My problem is that I just don't love any of the names for our newest girl.

So I am looking at naming our daughter a name that is a female version of a male Biblical name (ie. Michaela, Josephine, Joy, Joelle, Emanuela, Augusta, etc) or a Biblical concept that can be used as a name (ie. Hope, Faith, Glory, Jubilee, Evangeline, etc). Any great ideas? I love looking up name meanings so the more options you come up with the happier I will be.

One more thing - if you know a name in any language that means "gift" or "glory" then please let me know. Thanks.

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For what it's worth, our last name is very long and foreign...so we have never been concerned with blending the first, middle and last names.

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I LOVE Hosanna for a girl!!!! I also love Evangaline, but you listed that already.

DH doesn't like either so if this one is indeed a girl like we think, she will be named Rebekah.
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I LOVE Hosanna for a girl!!!! I also love Evangaline, but you listed that already.

DH doesn't like either so if this one is indeed a girl like we think, she will be named Rebekah.
Rebekah is EXACTLY what DH wants to name DD. I like it but I guess I just don't love it yet. I could though.
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Re: Baby name help - Biblical names

We know a little girl named Selah (pronounced See-lah)
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There is an awesome baby name site that lets you search by meaning. Here is a link to my search for girl names that mean gift: http://tiny.cc/e2ntl and my search for girl names that mean glory: http://tiny.cc/kz6j1xb68u

Anyhow, I grew up in a small town where the pastor of the church named all the children who were born in that church (it was kind of cult-like, but that is beside the point). All the names were Biblical although some were more obscure than others. Some of the girls I knew: Mishael (pronounced mi-shay-el but she always went by Mishi), Hannah, Jerioth (she went by Jeri), Keturah, Phoebe, Jahdiel, Abigail. I'm trying to remember some others.
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Re: Baby name help - Biblical names

Hadassah is my favorite girl biblical name, my DH says no though. While looking through some other posts I have seen people thinking of using Ezra for a girl!
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Shiloh is biblical and means "promised saviour"
That is my littlest DD's middle name
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Our DD is Veronica. I didn't love it but it has grown on me and she fits her name perfectly.
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We like uncommon Biblical names as well. Our newest addition is Moriah (which is the mountain Abraham took Isaac to to be sacrificed). Other names we considered: Shiloh, Eden, Karis (greek for Grace), Genesis (Jenna for short). Hope these help!
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Thank you for all of your input. Keep 'em coming!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE and have on my "list":
Selah (but I think I would pronounce it "SAY-lah")
Abigail
Shiloh

But my list is much longer than DH's list. *sigh* We'll get there one day! And the list only really has to have one name on it, right!?
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