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  1. #1
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    Ziva - embarrassing homophone in Hebrew?

    The user-submitted section of Nameberry's entry for Ziva says it sounds exactly like the word for gonorrhea in Modern Hebrew. Can anyone who speaks Hebrew confirm this?

  2. #3
    I REALLY don't think so and I would take anything from the nameberry database with a grain of salt,especially the use-submitted section. From my experience, Ziva / Siva are both names with a history of usage.

  3. #5
    It's the name of the woman on NCIS. Love her.

  4. #7
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    I see that the gonorrhea part seems to have been edited out of the entry. Hmm.
    I still don't know if it's true or not. I like Ziva, and I'd be disappointed if it were true.
    According to Wiktionary, this is the word for gonorrhea in Hebrew:
    http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%D7%96...1%D7%94#Hebrew
    Does anyone know how it would be spelled in the Roman alphabet?

  5. #9
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    Personally, I think it was probably a troll that did that. Besides, even if that was true, I doubt it would be a problem in the US, UK and Australia. Though at least here in the US people would associate it with the character from NCIS (which can be a good or bad thing- I think it's IMO).
    ~lucy reine~
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    ~ jasper red ~ evander lachlan 'evan'~ kai nicholas ~ ezra link ~ avery thomas ~ michael satoshi "mischa" ~ finn jeremias ~ ezekiel hayden ~ alexander rowan "sacha" ~
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