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  1. #11
    We're Jewish and considering Jonah, Zev, Benjamin and Ezra for a boy - not all modern or unusual but each one fits our criteria of being Hebrew AND having a family/personal significance.

  2. #13
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    Jul 2012
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    Ditto not choosing Cohen....

    As far as modern goes...I love Ezra and we almost used it as a first name but its one of our ds's middles. Also, Levi (used as a middle), Seth, Micah (too similar to Mike/Michael for my personal taste but its a neat name), Jonah (very popular where I live but I love the sound of it), Ari, Judah, Gideon, Reuben, Isaac....brain freeze thinking of more.

    Unusual, well, again, we chose Elihu. Helps that I'm a Phish head so it doubles for anybody in that crowd. Also Lemuel but since I read the Red Tent I cannot get over the "character" of Lemuel.
    Married to my love since August 2001
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    My lovely bunch of coconuts;
    Sebastian Elihu (7/02)
    Bronwen Eliza (2/04)
    Linus Ezra Graham (9/06)
    Violet Leona (1/09) and
    Wolfgang Levi (3/13)
    Always missing our Felix Emmanuel (10/10-10/10)

  3. #15
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    Jan 2013
    Location
    SD, CA
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    Quote Originally Posted by jemama View Post
    e Elihu. Helps that I'm a Phish head so it doubles for anybody in that crowd.
    I've wondered about that when I've seen your signature I always sing "Dancin' with Elihu, up on Leemor's bed" when I read it. I can't say I am a current Phish head, but spent a significant part of my college years and a bit beyond with the Phish head crowd and going to shows. My SO is still a HUGE Phish head.
    Mama to
    Desmond Sanders, born 7/2013
    and dog son, Lambeau

  4. #17
    I really like the name Ari.

  5. #19
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Pomona MO
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    Not Jewish, but I really like Yael and Boaz. Elijah is an all time fave for me also.
    Mom to:
    Autumn Elizabeth
    Patrick Alexander
    Nicholas Ivan

    Nana to
    Jaime Mae Michelle
    Nicholas Ivan II
    Rylie Meshele

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