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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

    Adela - Camille - Evangeline - Margaret - Selene
    Arthur - Gabriel - Graham - Miles - 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

    Samuel • Edward • George • James
    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

    {Martha. Lucy. Charlotte. Rose. Betsy. Evelyn. Pearl. Violet. Ada. Iris. Maude}
    {Elsie. Florence. Doris. Beatrice. Lillian. Minnie. Mabel. Daisy. Elizabeth. Eleanor.}
    {James. George. Henry. Andrew. Charlie. Daniel. Ernest. Matthew. Patrick. Walter.}
    {John. Christopher. Thomas. William. Winston. Hugo. Lachlan. Jack. Freddie. Albert.}

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