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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2012

    Need a biblical name suggestion!

    Hello all!
    This site was such a huge help when I was trying (and trying and trying) to name our second daughter, so I thought I might get lucky again.

    I'm currently writing a novel, and need a name for the main character. Currently, his name is Levi. I love it. It's perfect for him. I have to change it. My main, main character's name is Lilah (short of Delilah). Too many Llllllllll's! Changing hers is not an option, so Levi's gotta go.

    I'm looking for something biblical - Old Testament preferred. I loved Levi because it was subtle (shortened version of Leviticus), so I don't want to go too obvious with a Gabriel/Michael-type name. I also don't like names like Zach, so that one's out too.

    Anyone have any suggestions? TIA!

  2. #3
    Join Date
    May 2014
    The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it. ~Flannery O' Connor

    John Dermot Cecilia Niamh Benan Joseph Eilish Fiona Dominic Emmet Orla Juliet Cian Benedict Maeve Rosalie George Peter
    Lucy Fionnuala Sebastian Cathal Genevieve Máire Padraic Henry

    Hugo Coyne Luna Kathleen Paul Austin Nora Beatrice Thomas Colm Eilidh Susanna Eamonn Daniel
    Eleanor Deirdre Seamus Michael Brigid Catherine Liam John

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Pensacola, Florida
    You liked Levi (which is NOT short for Leviticus, it means "joined" in Hebrew) so let's try:

    Adiel or Adriel
    Eben, Eli, Elisha
    Gad, Gershom
    Jotham, Judah, Joram, Joel, Joachim, Japhet
    Lior, Lazar
    Noam, Naphtali, Nehemiah (Miah)
    Reuel, Reuben
    Simeon, Simcha

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Eli, or Elias, seems like the most obvious alternative, though @miloowen has given some great, more obscure options, as well. Also consider Matthias, Judah, and Silas.
    Amedeo Enjolras Aristotle Leonardo Archer Olivier Mischa Liam Caspian Benedict Theodore Fitzwilliam
    Rosalie Evangeline Mirabelle Ophelia Alice Elisabeth Stella Titania Artemis Cicely Margarethe Thalia Astrid

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Thanks, everyone!
    I like Eli and Judah.
    BTW- don't worry. I wasn't saying Levi was short for Leviticus - I just liked the subtle connection.

    Thanks again!

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