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November 25th, 2013 08:52 PM #1
Leora and Culture
I really like the name Leora, but from what I understand, it's a name that's typically used for Jewish girls. Is it inappropriate for me, not Jewish, to choose that name for a daughter? I realize it's not on the level of Cohen controversy, but I thought I'd ask. I've always been unsure what's appropriate with names of other cultures in general.
November 25th, 2013 09:05 PM #3
Liora is absolutely fine on a non-Jewish girl.Emily, 18, Southeastern US.
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November 26th, 2013 01:02 AM #5Senior Member
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Leora/Liora is inoffensive and not a problem on any girl.
I really love it, though I go back and forth on which spelling I like best, as both are legit. I think Leora might be a bit easier for (though possibly, in handwriting, confused with Leona?) but it's considered a bit more old-fashioned. Old-fashioned doesn't really bother me though.
Basically if a name is actually used as a given name in the Jewish community (Cohen is NOT) it's not really an issue on non-Jews either. We share lots of names with other religions, at least in translated form.
November 26th, 2013 01:35 AM #7
I like the Liora spelling. It looks musical for some reason.直美 Naomi
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November 26th, 2013 01:41 AM #9Senior Member
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