Thank you for the thoughts. I put the links into the names so they would be easier to find and see pronunciation on. I had both Ezekiel and Lemuel and hubby vetoed...I like the sound of Adah, but my niece is Addy and I am not sure how I feel about the similarities.
Originally Posted by rosebyanyothername
I am pretty much on the same page as you here...I agree that another long iah first name will be tough (we are already a little tounge tied when calling kids...). I do like Tobiah though. I am pushing for Gideon, but hubby isn't on board.
Originally Posted by roseymaam
We probably would stick to the ness-EYE-uh, but most likely as a middle. Keziah was on the list and it got nixed. I like Peninah, unfortunately hubby sees things slightly different than me and hears something else when this is said...
Originally Posted by raptreverie
Thank you, thank you...this is really helpful to see if we are at least headed in a right direction.
I love your name list!
Of the boys' names, I really like Boaz and Gideon. Maybe Boaz Tobiah or Gideon Ari?
Girls names are always harder for me but I love Tovah and Chava and Aviva.
I appreciate the additional ideas and thoughts on these name lists. I have been struggling just to narrow them down as the birth got closer. We had a baby boy on April 11th, so now at least I can work with just the one list....But, I am still unsure and my time to submit paperwork is dwindling. I was pushing for Tobiah, Zadok or Gideon together or not, but hubby is not on board with those for whatever reason. I have ruled out Lazurus, Jireh, and James (my sister is naming her daughters mn Jaymes).
So that leaves
Nehemiah Seth has been on the list for about 9yrs and was going to be our 6yr old sons name, but when he was born hubby felt he was not a Nehemiah, but an Elijah.
Pros-liked for a long time, fits our "theme" (probably too much), and has a good meaning.
Cons-long, not much variety for pairing a one syllable mn, initials are NSA (not bad, just kinda weird...)
What are some other middle name possibilities? (1 syll)
I know it feels weighty against some of the other boys now, so I thought we should at least have an alternative.
We are both fine with Jeriah as well. I couldn't get hub to agree on a non -iah first name that he liked enough...
Jeriah Enoch (added today...)
Pros-2 syllables for easier flow, more variety for mn's
Cons-possibility for nn Jer, Jerry are there and wouldn't love that, new to the list
What are some other 2 syll mn's?
I don't know why I have such a problem with names....I feel that they are important and really want to find just the right one for each child that is also something we like saying. It's like believing there is just one soul mate for everyone vs. the one you marry is your soul mate. Maybe the perfect name is what you name them and until then it is just a name...
Congrats on the baby!
Here is just a list of by biblical/hebrew names: