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  1. #1
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    religious/biblical name for baby girl due in march?

    'ello. Long time lurker here!

    Our baby, a little girl (!!!), is due in March. We've agreed on a few names, but are not fired up about any of them. We have two sons, Bishop James and Ulysses George, and our last name is a single syllable. Let's say...Smith?

    Our stipulations are pretty tight. The name should be either Biblical or have a religious and/or mythological component/history (especially Greek/Roman), and nothing crazy popular (although this is not a hard and fast rule). Abstract noun names are fine (Grace, Hope, etc). I personally don't prefer girl names that end in 'A'.

    Here are some contenders, just so you've got a sense of what we like! We're all over the place, really.

    Calliope
    Mary
    Dolores
    Moira (do you, personally, pronounce this MORE uh, or MOY ruh? I prefer the first pronunciation, but S.O. pointed out people might pronounce it the second way. It's the only name ending in 'A' I wouldn't mind)
    Bethany
    Magdalene

    Actually, I take it back, names that end in "A" are okay, as long as the front is quite heavy-loaded? Octavia, Demetria, etc.

    Oh, middle is pretty certainly Aster.

    Honestly, if we had it our way, we'd name her Defiance Rose. We like double barrel firsts. Maybe Aster Fae...? Now I'm just blathering on.

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    Here are a few thoughts:
    Charis (many other spellings and forms)- means grace
    Mary Rose
    Therese
    Elizabeth
    Rebekah
    Sarah

    I would pronouce Moira as MOY ruh and Maura as MORE uh

  3. #5
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    Ruth
    Miriam
    Zippora
    Delilah
    Trinity
    Junia
    Genesis
    Esther
    Deborah

    Some "a" names in there, but I knew a girl named Zipora (with one P) and thought her name was really nice, Junia is the only female apostle mentioned in the Bible, and Deborah was a female Judge.

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    Biblical names:

    Abigail, Deborah, Esther, Hannah, Jael, Leah, Naomi, Rachel, Ruth, Sarah, Tamar, Zeresh, Zipporah, Persis, Mahala, Junia, Keziah, Dinah, Sela, Tabitha, Atara, Susannah, Salome, Keturah, Phoebe, Lydia, Talitha.

    I'd also add: Alethea, since it means truth. Other virtue / word names: Jubilee, Reverie, Prudence, Fidelity, Temperance, Lucidity, Harmony, Credence, Constance, etc.
    Last edited by scarlettrobin; November 25th, 2012 at 11:55 PM.

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