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  1. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Quote Originally Posted by bibliophile View Post
    Also, it's really no different than using any other name rooted in the Bible/Torah/etc. Noah's the most popular boys' name in the US right now, and I can assure you not all of their parents are practicing Catholics etc.

    I get that Miriam's less common than Noah, but the principle's the same. I wouldn't assume a Miriam came from a religious family--biblical names are so entrenched in many cultures that many have lost their strong biblical connections.

    Laura & Derek

    Adele/a - Camille/a - Eleanor - Evangeline - Margaret - Selene
    Arthur - Clark - Gabriel - Graham - Locke/Lachlan - Shepherd

    Guilty Pleasures:
    Andromeda - Lúthien - Vesper - Zephyr

  2. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    I think you're fine. There's no rule that says you have to be a devout Christian, Muslim, or Jew to use names from the Bible, Qur'an, or Torah.
    Emily / 20 / American

    Samuel • Edward • George • James • Arthur
    Girls' names are a struggle.

  3. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Downton Abbey
    Thank you everyone :-) I had a feeling it would be ok, but I didn't know if it would be like a non-practicing Christian naming their child Moses, Messiah, or well, Christian.

    I'm glad it's ok for me to use though! :P
    have courage, and be kind.
    Edith, Florence, Sybil, Elsie, Evelyn, Lucy, Matilda, Vera, Poppy
    Violet, Mabel, Minnie, Jane, Marigold, Lily, Cora, Martha, Alice

    George, Atticus, William, Thomas, Henry, Daniel, Ernest, Albert
    Matthew, Charlie, Louis, Hugo, Patrick, Andrew, Lachlan, Winston


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