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Old 04-30-2010, 04:03 AM - Thread Starter
 
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We're only 11 weeks along, but I know the name game will take a loooong time for us!

Here is a list of names that we're considering at some level or another. I'd looove input on these. Like them? Hate them? Can't pronounce them? Have experience with them?


Elsa
Liesl
Leisel
Eliana
Miriam
Naomi
Eden
Ruth

Other ideas in a basically biblical theme welcome! The first three are variants of Elizabeth, meaning "God's promise." Eliana means, "My God has answered." Miriam means "Longed for child." Naomi is "Sweet, pleasant." Eden is "Paradise." Ruth means "companion, friend."

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You've got several very pretty names, but Eden is my favorite!
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I like them all except Ruth --- too severe and Meriam-- too old lady for me

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I like them all except for Eliana. I had a friend named Miriam while growing up, so it doesn't sound "old" to me.
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I think they are all great names!

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I LOVE Eliana. Love it. I really like Naomi, and Eden.

If you want biblical... my name is Rachel, and I've always loved it. Classic, feminine. It's not uncommon, but I was never one of 100 Rachels.

Other favorite biblical names: Delilah, Hannah (means "grace"), Ahava (means "love" in Hebrew)

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HEATHER!!! Congrats!!!!! We were in the Oct 07 ddc togetehr!

It's wonderful to see you here . Well, I love your name choices~ my dc are all biblical/hebrew names with profound meaning for us, with a nature inspired middle name. My 10/07 babe is Naomi, so of course I'm partial to that .
Miriam was on our short list this time around but we found out we are having a boy and he seems to have claimed the name Ezekiel "Zeke" .

Our name taste is so similar~ my favorite biblical story is of Ruth and Naomi and Ruth was also on the short list this time around. I have found lately that Eden seems to be rising in popularity around here~ not sure if that makes a difference to you or not.

Again Congrats on your new coming Babe!!!!
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I don't know if you care about popularity, but Eliana (and all its alternative spellings) is huge right now. I personally know 4 Elianas, all a year old or less. Just something to think about!

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Will you pronounce Leisel with a 'z' sound or an 's' sound? I have heard it both ways, though technically I think it is supposed to be the 'z' sound. I prefer the 's' sound, but maybe that's just me. I prefer 'Elsa' 'Leisel' and 'Eden' off your list, though I have some trouble with Eden when I think of the biblical story how Adam and Eve were kicked out and everything. It's not a happy story for me.
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Miriam
Naomi
Eden
Ruth


These above are fine.

The Elsa one reminds me too much of Elsa, a celebrity cow, back in my hometown.

The other two have "lies" in them. I couldn't do that to a child.
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I know a baby named Miriam and she is called Miri for short, which I think is sweet and pixie-like.

I love all the names on your list, really. The only one that doesn't *pop* for me is Ruth, and I don't know why.

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I love Liesl!

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Thanks for all the input! Keep it coming!

mamabear, thank you!! When is Ezekiel due? Great name! My DH has liked Naomi through a couple of pgcies now! (Of course, who knows if we will EVER end up with a girl! )

philomom, the original German spelling is Liesl, but the alternate spelling I listed is more phonetic for Americans, and avoids the "lie/lies" issue: Leisel.

jennica, I'm not too firm on the s/z sound for Liesl/Leisel. I generally pronounce it with a 'z' as it's origin dictates, though.

I AM really bummed that Eliana is becoming more popular. I discovered it more than 5 years ago (6?) when pg with my 2nd. It was NOT popular then, but neither did I have girls!

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Wow! An entire list of names I can get behind. Doesn't happen often.

The only one I'd scrap is Liesel, because it looks like a misspelling of Liesl, which you already have. Thanks to the Sound of Music, folks are familiar enough with Liesl that you don't have to change it.

Of your list, my vote goes to Miriam. I love the combination of old-fashioned, Hebrew, and not trendy. Plus, it's such a pretty name.
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Thanks for all the input! Keep it coming!

mamabear, thank you!! When is Ezekiel due? Great name! My DH has liked Naomi through a couple of pgcies now! (Of course, who knows if we will EVER end up with a girl! )
Zeke is expected the first week of august~ which for me means mid

Though I wouldn't mind a couple weeks 'earlier' than expected
Our Naomi is called "Nomi" for a nn and it totally fits her.

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Two other nice biblical names you might like are Leah and Rebecca.

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I Miriam. The meaning is gorgeous, the sounds dignified and beautiful, and the nicknames for a little girl are so sweet.

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I like all of them, my favorite is Naomi, DS would of been one had he been a girl. Eden and Ruth are my least favorite. Miriam is all kinds of awesome, and I adore Leisel.

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My faves here are Miriam and Liesl.

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Wow! An entire list of names I can get behind. Doesn't happen often.

The only one I'd scrap is Liesel, because it looks like a misspelling of Liesl, which you already have. Thanks to the Sound of Music, folks are familiar enough with Liesl that you don't have to change it.

Of your list, my vote goes to Miriam. I love the combination of old-fashioned, Hebrew, and not trendy. Plus, it's such a pretty name.
What she said, with the exception of Eden which I'm just not keep on.

I used to work with a Mimi and I've always liked the name.
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The only one I don't particularly like is Eden. If DS had been a girl, I would have been fighting hard for "Ruth" as it was my mother's name.

Another Biblical name I like (but we couldn't use) is Esther.

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How about Esther? Some people feel it is too old, but I think Miriam and Ruth are on par with that as far as that argument goes..

Of your list though I love Eden. I have only met one Eden in my life. So cute!
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Thanks for the input! Good names! I really am VERY glad we've got lots of time left, because I'm not feeling ANY closer.

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I like Liesl, Miriam, Naomi, and Ruth. I would probably use Ruth as a middle.
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Naomi is the one name that really stood out on the list for me.
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Eden and Naomi have become very popular lately, at least around where I am. Just something to think about. I like Liesl and Eliana (although that is supposedly popular as well I just haven't really seen it).

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