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October 24th, 2012 12:01 PM #6
I knew a non Jewish boy named Asa in middle school, no one ever gave him any trouble. Granted he was one of the popular kids.
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October 24th, 2012 12:02 PM #8Senior Member
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The only name you mentioned that i would find odd on a non-Jew is Avi. Omri is the main character in The Indian in the Cupboard books, and isnt super-common among Jews of all kinds the way Avi is: i don't actually know anyone named Asa, its not particularly popular right now either. In general, giving your kid an Anglicized biblical name doesn't come across as stealing or inappropriate or something. If you were going to use Yehuda instead of Judah it would be more strange, kwim?
October 24th, 2012 02:14 PM #10Senior Member
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1. No, I don't see a problem with it. Hebrew names are not off limits, lots of jews have non-hebrew names as well.
2. Omri is the one I would most likely assume was jewish if I met him. It's in the same group as Liron, Elior, Anat & Chayyim. I would be a little surprised the kid wasn't jewish, but I'd be pleased as well. Omri is an amazing name! The others are hebrew, but not that jewish (IMO).
October 24th, 2012 02:37 PM #12
I'm not Jewish but having been raised very Christian I grew up knowing a lot of kids from Church with Jewish names. I think aknowledging your Jewish heritage even if you don't raise your child Jewish is a beautiful thought.
I don't see a problem with any of them. Something like Shlomo might be a little too out there for me but I don't find that any of the ones you listed fill that.
@spring13 I used to work with an Indian kid named Avinash nn Avi so I don't consider Avi to be an incredibly Jewish name....if my husbands has no vote, then....
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October 24th, 2012 03:09 PM #14My cherished daughter, Rowan Jane. ~b. 10/2011~
Sawyer ~ Aven ~ Elowen ~ Sage ~ Eilonwy ~ Eleanor
Morgan ~ Asher ~ ___ ~ ___ ~ Currently trying to fill the blanks...
Trying for #2 in January 2014.