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  1. #6
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    Thanks everyone- yes I'm in Australia.
    I'm glad people think it's widely used by a range of people without necessarily having a specific religious link.
    Also glad people seem to like the name Isaac.

    Stripedsocks- thanks for all that thought provoking information from a Jewish perspective. Maybe I am naïve, but here in Oz I don't think there are widely held anti- Semitic preconceptions/ discrimination so that is not something which concerns me.
    BABY GIRL FINALLY DUE 5 October after 2 Years of IVF
    Delivery booked: Debuting on or before 26th September!

    Current favourite name for our little Miss: Phoebe Eliza Grace
    Other (MNs probably) we like: Rose Eloise Matilda Madeleine Charlotte Eliza Violet Kate Jade Elizabeth Iris Scarlett Felicity Chloe


    Current (but never to be used...) favourite boy names: Oliver Thomas Henry William Alexander Flynn Liam Hugo Isaac Bennett Nikolai Reid Edward nn Ned Gus Tobias Austin Blake

  2. #8
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    I'm an Australian too, and I think Isaac is gorgeous. I wouldn't have any presumptions about him or the parents, other than thinking that they have great taste in names
    I'm 19 with a furbaby named Frederick

    * Beatrix * Clementine * Penelope * Seraphina *

    * Theodore * Hugo * Caspian * Arthur * Lysander *

  3. #10
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    It is a Biblical name. I know several Isaac's and there are very few Jewish people where live. Isaac is a great name!

  4. #12
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    Isaac has been in the top 400 since records have been kept.

    If every name that shows up in the Old Testament was out of bounds for non-Jews then a billion people would have to rename themselves.
    Adam, Jacob, Michael, David, Jonathan, Benjamin, Daniel, Samuel, Joseph, Ethan, Noah, Elijah, Nathan, Aaron, Caleb, Eli, even stinking Jordan!

    13 of the US top 20 for boys are Biblical names!
    I think you're good.
    Olivia/Livia/Livy/Liv : Thessaly/Darah/Bethel : Noelle/Eve
    Benedict/Eli: Jude/Zane: Luke/Darius : Levi/Phineas/Calvin


  5. #14
    Coincidentally, I know an Isaac & he is Jewish, but I don't think it is a "Jewish" name. I think it is a great name & if you love it than you should keep it. I know other people named Isaac who are not Jewish.
    Lily Evan, Nora, Evalyn, Evie, Olive, Jewel, Eloise
    Finn, Jude, Quillan, Jonah, Merrick, Noah, Owen, Evans

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