View Poll Results: Which unusual Hebrew boy name do you prefer?

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  • Elan

    11 36.67%
  • Eliezer (nn Izzy)

    5 16.67%
  • Gilad

    9 30.00%
  • Nadav

    2 6.67%
  • Zev

    16 53.33%
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
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    Hebrew boys' names: Elan, Eliezer, Gilad, Nadav or Zev?

    My husband and I are looking for an unusual (in the U.S.) Hebrew name for our baby boy. We want it to be a name that is easy for most Americans to pronounce (although we recognize not all of the ones on our list will be easy to pronounce just by sight). We don't want an especially common name but we also don't want one that strikes people as so unusual it's just strange. I would love to know which of these names do you prefer (or not prefer) and why?

    Elan (pronounced ee-LAHN)
    Eliezer (nn Izzy)
    Gilad (pronounced gee-LAHD)
    Nadav (pronounced (na-DAHV)
    Zev

    Middle name will be Lior (pronounced lee-OR). Our daughter's name is Noa.

    Thanks!!

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
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    Eliezer is awesome, but I think I like Gilad the most with Noa.
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  3. #5
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    Mar 2011
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    Northern England
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    I like Eliezer, but it sounds too much like Eliza and Elijah for actual usage.

    I love Zev Lior with sister Noa!


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  4. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
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    I love Gilad and Nadav. I actually knew an Israeli family who had boys with these names, and they both were adorable. Nadav was usually called "Davi" (Dah-vee) which was sweet!

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    New Jersey
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    My favorite is Elan. I just love the sound.
    Our heart: Apollo Allan

    My fur babies: Toby and Trixie
    GP: Desdemona/Phadera/Cressida/Devereaux/Tybalt/Tiberius/Kai

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