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April 12th, 2012 10:10 PM #1Senior Member
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I'm Jewish, and I've been thinking recently about naming my future children with Hebrew names. I've compiled a list of some I've come across. Any you like? Others you know? I'm afraid my boys' list is quite short. Also, do you prefer girls' names that end in -a with or without that final -h?
Curious to hear your responses!
April 12th, 2012 10:25 PM #3Senior Member
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April 12th, 2012 10:42 PM #5
With names that end in A, I don't care either way if there's an H at the end unless it's a name (like Hannah for example) that i almost always see with the H, in which case the name looks incomplete without it.
Here's the ones I like form your list:
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April 12th, 2012 11:17 PM #7
I love Aviva, Ayelet, Adara, Noam, Lev, and Zev! Ayelet and Noam are actually my favorite Hebrew names... there's just something about them. As for the "H"s, I'm not sure. The "H"s make them feel more authentic to me, for some reason, but Atara looks cleaner-cut than Atarah does. So I'm torn.
I absolutely love Livana, too, which is Hebrew, and I came across Eliava and Chava which are also Hebrew, I believe. I really like Shimon/Simon, too, but I've heard others (non-Jewish) who say Shimon has too much teasing potential... but I still really like it. I really love the idea of Boaz nn Bo, too, and I always loved the story of Boaz and Ruth.
My favorite Biblical/Hebrew name is Caleb... I've seen several spellings for the original Hebrew name, but I believe @miloowen's son's Hebrew name is Kalev, so I'm guessing she would know for sure? I think Kalev is really appealing, too.
A few other ideas (not sure if they're the traditional Hebrew names or more Anglicized in modern translations of the Bible--since I come from a Christian standpoint, I can't say for sure, sorry):
Dov (have you ever seen the TV show Rookie Blue? There's a hilarious Dov on the show, and on one of the first episodes, one of the girls is like, "Your name is Dove? Isn't that kind of wimpy for a copper?" And Dov's like, "It means "bear". It's a very, very manly Hebrew name!" That always stuck with me, haha, and I always liked it. Maybe because of the show, maybe not. I think it'd be a cool MN as a nod to your heritage, though!)
Yaacov/Ya'akov/Yakov (I've seen it spelled several ways... but I've always had a huge crush on the Hebrew form of Jacob! I love it.)
Dafna (I'm guessing this is a Hebrew form of Daphne? It's listed meaning was "laurel", just like Daphne's is. I found it on a website that listed it as a modern Hebrew name...)
Tzipora (I think the more Anglicized Zipporah is pretty, too)
And there's the well-known Ziva, thanks to NCIS, too. I love her sister's name (Talia, nn Tali), and her half-brother's, Ari--much more than Ziva itself, which feels a bit overglorified to me. It is a nice name, though.
April 12th, 2012 11:17 PM #9