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  1. #1

    Need a Jewish (or sorta Jewish) middle name for Hilla

    We're pretty much decided on the name Hilla if I have a girl (pronounced like Hillary, but without the RY). I can't come up with an interesting middle name that sounds great with it, though.

    We'd like to pick something Jewish, but for a middle name it's not as critical.

    Thanks for your advice!

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    Some jewish names from my family tree:
    Carol, Elaine, Joyce, Ruth, Amy, Golde, Chasa, Channah, Yetta, Beryl, Esther, Baila, Ida, Terri, Lynne, Kelly, Diane, Ruth, Marmel, Rivka (pronounced Riva), Beila (pronounced Bella), Helen, Deborah, Leah, Temma, Malka, Chaja, Yael, Giora, Weisblum, Frejda, Feine (Tillie - don't ask where the nn comes from - no clue), Melvina, Marian, Yette (pronounced Jouet)
    Not sure if all of these are Jewish, but they all come from the Jewish side of my family tree!
    Hilla Ruth
    Hilla Elaine
    Hilla Joyce (Or Hilla Joy)
    Hilla Golde
    Hilla Melvina
    If you have any pronunciation questions, feel free to message me!
    Isla, Sadie, Neva, Thalia, Leora, Sylvia, Maeve, Flora, Aria & Tessa
    Noah, Henry, Ronan, Wyatt, August, Caleb, Grant, Charlie, Flynn & Alfie

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    Hilla is an interesting name.

    If I may ask, why are you looking for a Jewish mn? If you are Jewish, why not name her after a loved one (if Ashkenazi: a deceased loved one, if Sephardic a living).

    Here are some suggestions/

    Hilla Ruth
    Hilla Raquel
    Hilla Miriam
    Hilla Faye
    Hilla Esther
    Hilla Robin
    Hilla Noa
    Hilla Rachelle (favorite)
    Hilla Alana
    Hilla Ethel
    Hilla Ida
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    sigma, they may not have anyone to name after. Small family, or alternately many of the family names "taken," or they've already named after who they want to name after?

    Waverly's list has some goodies.

    I will say Baila & Beila are bay-la or bail-a not Bella in the accents I'm used to though sometimes Bella is used as an English form and that confuses everything.

    I like:
    Hilla Naomi
    Hilla Ayelet
    Hilla Yael
    Hilla Razili
    Hilla Judith - Judith is rather retro but I'm fond of it.
    Hilla Tamar - the Hebrew pronunciation, ta-MAR, is a lot prettier than like "tamer."
    Hilla Michal

    I'm trying to stay away from ones that end in -a. I do love Shoshana, Liora, Ezriela, Ayala, etc. but the flow is throwing me off. And I like Chana/Hannah, but not with Hilla, iykwim.

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    I love Ruhamah! I know its a mouthful but the meaning is so awesome.

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