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post #101 of 134
I think that Zohar is a totally awesome name! Not sure I'd use it, but still very cool. Ziona would be pronounced Tziona. Would Zohar be for a boy or girl?

Tefilla means prayer and davening is the act of praying. Tefilla is Hebrew and Davening is Yiddish.

Just got in the door from a concert. Dh and I went to hear Lipa . My ears are still ringing though...
post #102 of 134
hi mamas

I haven't been around here in a while, hoping this time I will stay subbed

happy chanukah to all!!!
post #103 of 134
wow, i LOVE that name and so does DH! i think you may have named the baby! i love MDC!! todah rabah!

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I'm not sure its... um a normal or common jewish name, but when DP and I role played as a couple (when/where we met), we named our role play daughter Ziona. I love that name, and sometimes I regret "wasting" it on a role play daughter. I can't very well name my future daughter after an imaginary daughter. I wanted something Jewish, and he wasn't going for a lot of the names I proposed, so he proposed that.
post #104 of 134
Lipa is performing here tomorrow...I think I might just send everyone and stay home with the baby for some quiet time for me
post #105 of 134
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I need help with baby names!

I don't know if this little one is going to be a boy or girl. Either way, I LOVE the name Zohar ("light, brilliance" in Hebrew). I love the sound and the fact that for me, it is a name to remember those who have shown brightly in our lives who are no longer here. But my hubby hates the name and thus the problem...

I think I like names that begin with Z for some reason but I am up for suggestions. I want a more unusual Hebrew name... any help??? thanks!
I have a female cousin named Zohara, named after my great-aunt Claire. She's in an Israeli family, and her parents wanted to use a name with the same meaning (Claire means "light" in French and Zohar/Zohara means "light" in Hebrew) rather than using the same first letter, as is the American custom. I have another cousin named Zoe, but they're not from a religious family at all.

I'd suggest doing a websearch for "Hebrew baby names".
post #106 of 134
For a girl, how about Zahava?
post #107 of 134
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Lipa is performing here tomorrow...I think I might just send everyone and stay home with the baby for some quiet time for me
He has a really busy schedule. Tickets were expensive - makes me wonder how people can take their whole family.
post #108 of 134
delurking: zelda
(back to lurking and i promise not to butt in again!)
post #109 of 134
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Please daven that the Yeshiva of South Bend is the right one for Akiva, that they take him, that he should be matzliach there - I understand that it's pretty rigorous - which is a little frightening, and that we can afford to pay for it. Akiva Daniel ben Rivka Leah -
I am so afraid he won't get accepted anyplace - or if he does that it's too much for him. This sounds really good. They already told me that his diet is no problem!!! and not only would he have time to play the violin, they have a music room on premises!
Please please please let this be the right place for him!
I know some wonderful, wonderful boys in South Bend Yeshiva...hope it is the right fit and works out!!

(What you said about violin actually made me do a double take because there is a boy I know in Skokie yeshiva who plays violin, and for a minute I thought his name is Akiva...till I remembered that is his brother. Just too much intercrossing data for me to handle )
post #110 of 134
what about "Zehavit"? or " Ziva "?
both very pretty girl names.
Ze'ev for a boy ?
post #111 of 134
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Originally Posted by imnottelling View Post
I know some wonderful, wonderful boys in South Bend Yeshiva...hope it is the right fit and works out!!

(What you said about violin actually made me do a double take because there is a boy I know in Skokie yeshiva who plays violin, and for a minute I thought his name is Akiva...till I remembered that is his brother. Just too much intercrossing data for me to handle )
Makes me wonder if I know him?...

Zehava, Zecharya, Zusha (my personal fave... due to Reb Zusha), did I mention that I love Zohar? also I love Zecharya - totally awesome name.
post #112 of 134
Reb Zusha, of "Why were you not a better Zusya?" fame? I love that name, but always heard it as Zusya. (Zoo-syuh)
post #113 of 134
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Reb Zusha, of "Why were you not a better Zusya?" fame? I love that name, but always heard it as Zusya. (Zoo-syuh)

"A *better* Zusya"? Erg. Glad I never heard the story put that way. Way too judgmental. Stresses me right out.

I have seen it spelled in English books "Zusya," but have only ever heard it pronounced "Zusha."
post #114 of 134
I guess it depends on whether or not the person "reading the English book out loud" is familiar with the original Hebrew name. If the first time you've ever encountered the name is to see it spelled out "Zusya", won't you just sound it out as it's written?
post #115 of 134
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"A *better* Zusya"? Erg. Glad I never heard the story put that way. Way too judgmental. Stresses me right out.

I have seen it spelled in English books "Zusya," but have only ever heard it pronounced "Zusha."
It was probably my mis-remembering, not the way the story was meant.

I assumed Zusya might have been a Yiddish pronunciation of the same name, but : to what Ruth said. It probably has more to do with spelling than anything.
post #116 of 134
Hi Everyone!

Magelet, I hope things are working out wonderfully for you. So cute about your dp.

tikva, I am davening for Akiva Daniel ben Rivka Leah, having the best outcome about his school.

All of the names mentioned are beautiful. I don't have any to add.

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful Chanukah. I have eaten more than my share of latkes, and sufganiyots, for the year. Tonight will be my first night staying home, and hopefully relaxing, until the next dinner Friday night.

Happy Chanukah!
post #117 of 134
anyone want to name my baby? lol. I'm 32 weeks, B"H.
post #118 of 134
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anyone want to name my baby? lol. I'm 32 weeks, B"H.
Move your ticker!

What are your qualifications for a name? Any people you want to name after? I love baby naming.
post #119 of 134
I suggest "Baby" for the next 8 weeks or so.
post #120 of 134
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oy I'm annoyed! I just found out about a local pastured kosher chicken thing, but you have to be there to pluck em, and its during work!!! grrrrrr..... I may send DP, but I would love to be there, watch the shechita, and learn a lot more about kosher chickens. grrrrrr if only I had found out about this weeks ago instead of today, I could have asked for the day off.

ETA: I think I'm going to join the shul. I've been going to services for about 6 months, am thinking about converting with the Rabbi there, and taking classes there. I'm going to talk to the exec. director about finding a dues level that I can afford right now, and a woman from the membership committee is sending me a prospective member packet. I'm excited.
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