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  1. #6
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    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.
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    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
    05.25.13


    Adela | Althea | Eleanor | Evangeline
    Gabriel | Julian | Miles


  2. #8
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    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.
    Edward ▵ Samuel ▵ Theodore ▵ James ▵ George
    Helen ▵ Georgia ▵ Rose ▵ Mary ▵ Iris
    Ciarán ▵ Blaise ▵ Fionnbharr ▵ Remus ▵ Perseus
    Jane ▵ Alice ▵ Niamh ▵ Minerva ▵ Guinevere

  3. #10
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    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
    Lauren. Bethany. Martha. Hollie. Maisie. Megan. Ashleigh. Ellie. Harriet. Rosie.
    Aaron. Daniel. Ashton. Logan. Harrison. Mark. Adam. Lachlan. Cameron. Darren.

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