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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by pansy View Post
    Completely usable. In fact, it's pretty common among Hispanics. I know three personally.
    I was just going to say this. I grew up with a few of them. I think it's a great name. Religious or not, it's a good name, and the biblical Moses was a cool guy, wasn't he? Wasn't he the baby raised by the Egyptians, who later freed the Jews? And parted the Red Sea? Yeah, he sounds awesome!
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  2. #23
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    Plenty of them in my family tree, but I'm Jewish. I like it.

    I vastly prefer the NN Moss to the NN Moe.

    It's not my favourite Biblical M name - I love Malachi, Mordecai, and Micah - but it's not bad.

    I've never known a non-Jewish *Moshe* or Moishe, but I've known non-Jewish guys named Moses, absolutely.

    I love Amos more, though. I would call an Amos Moss for short too - they have that in common for me. I don't like Abel.

  3. #25
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    I love Moses. It's on my list and I would definitely use it for a boy if I decided to go biblical with my children's names. I am a Christian so I obviously wouldn't mind if this was anyone's first thought on hearing the name, although I don't really see how it's any more biblical than Noah is.
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