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Old 11-09-2011, 01:05 PM
 
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I love Eliana and Esther - my DH vetoed both, though! I also love Channah, Yael (I think that was already mentioned) and Batya. I think the more "popular" Jewish names are all pretty - Rivkah, Leah, etc...

Our DD is Chaya Rose and we call her "Kaya" with a hard K sound because most of my family and friends would never be able to pronounce her name properly, and we like the way Kaya sounds, too.

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Tamah, meaning whole or perfect. Very close to Tamar,(meaning date?) which as a name i like, but the biblical Tamar was a prostitute wasnt she? 

I really love Tamar. The Biblical Tamar was NOT a prostitute.

"The story describes the way a widow, Tamar, obtained a child for herself and an heir for her dead husband’s inheritance. It shows a virtuous woman who risked everything, her life and her reputation, to get what was rightfully hers.

It is part of the continuing Jewish preoccupations with social justice. The story also shows one of the main themes of the Book of Genesis: God’s promise to continue the Jewish people, through many generations, against all odds.
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Sorry about that. Thanks for correcting me.

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I've never heard of an "Ashrei" but I do know an "Ashira," which means "I will sing" and is the start of the verse: "I will sing to Gd all my life; I will make music for Gd while I exist; may my words be sweet to Him -- I will rejoice in Gd."

 

Linguistically, it could also be related to "osher," the root for the name "Asher."

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I really love Tamar. The Biblical Tamar was NOT a prostitute.
"The story describes the way a widow, Tamar, obtained a child for herself and an heir for her dead husband’s inheritance. It shows a virtuous woman who risked everything, her life and her reputation, to get what was rightfully hers.
It is part of the continuing Jewish preoccupations with social justice. The story also shows one of the main themes of the Book of Genesis: God’s promise to continue the Jewish people, through many generations, against all odds.
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http://www.womeninthebible.net/1.5.Tamar_and_Judah.htm


True, but she DID act as a prostitute to achieve her goals. And then there's the other biblical Tamar who was raped by her brother.

 

 

Which is NOT to say it is not a good name -- just things to be aware of when picking any name. Personally, I'd have trouble using it no matter how many wonderful people have borne the name since.

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True, but she DID act as a prostitute to achieve her goals. And then there's the other biblical Tamar who was raped by her brother.

 

 

Which is NOT to say it is not a good name -- just things to be aware of when picking any name. Personally, I'd have trouble using it no matter how many wonderful people have borne the name since.


I agree with this,  there is a somewhat negative association with the name even if the biblical Tamar was acting for a higher purpose.I have nothing against prostitutes in general anyway, but i dont necessarily want to invoke that concept when naming a daughter. I do love the sound of Tamar. Still, maybe as a second name. Its on my list because of that.

 

Ashira is nice, thanks for sharing that.

 

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I love Rivkah, Aliyah, Tirzah, Zipporah, Serafina, Ashirah, and Tovah (Toe-vaw)  :)


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I love Rivkah, Aliyah, Tirzah, Zipporah, Serafina, Ashirah, and Tovah (Toe-vaw)  :)



I LOVE Zipporah. We already have two names we defiantly want to use, but if we have a third girl (haven't had any yet) I will try to get Dh to agree to this one. Its so so pretty.

 

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Our daughter is Ayla Mahalia, both names are Hebrew. Ayla means "oak tree" in Hebrew, which we chose because she was the beginning of our roots as a family. It also means "halo of light around the moon" in Turkish, which I found out later. Mahalia is "tender one". smile.gif

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Not Jewish, but I love Zipporah and Selah. 

 

There was a girl my DD's age when we went to a gymnastics-type playgroup in Texas who was named Selah.  I thought it was "Sailor" from the mother's pronunciation, but one day her dad brought her and it was clearly Selah.  Very pretty.


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I like Naemah. Mostly, I just think it's sounds beautiful, but the meaning is great too. It means "To live a comfortable and happy life."


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Our daughter is Ayla Mahalia, both names are Hebrew. Ayla means "oak tree" in Hebrew, which we chose because she was the beginning of our roots as a family. It also means "halo of light around the moon" in Turkish, which I found out later. Mahalia is "tender one". smile.gif


 Ayla is a gorgeous name, and I love the meanings!!! 


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Bump....still havent decided :-)

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Shoshana (rose)

Aviva (springtime)

Lila/Laila (night)

Lifsha ("Beloved" in Yiddish)

Aliza (joyful)

Liora (my light)

Malka (queen)

Marni (rejoyce)

Rina (joy) 

 


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Emet is a really heavy name to give a kid, just saying.  I toyed with it for DS but was talked out of it by all my from israeli friends ;)  And my daughter has a chet in her name, people manage.

 

Vered also means rose

Penina (pearl)

Nediva (gift)
Ophira (golden)

Ilanit (little tree)

Gafnit (little vine)

Nitzan (bud - and I think traditionally a boys name)

Nava (pleasant)

Neshamah (soul)

Priel/Prielle (fruit of Gd)

Simcha  (joy)

Orli  (golden light)

Zohar  (kabbalistic sefer)

Tzofia - just really cool ;)

 

 

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I really love Rebekah, but if you're into meanings, it apparently means "snare" which isn't so positive, although I guess an alternate meaning is "captivating".

 

I also love Rachel/Rahel. It means "ewe", but is symbolic of purity.


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My current favorite Hebrew name for a girl is Dafna, which means Laurel tree (same as Daphne).  Funnily enough, my husband (who is Israeli) actually prefers Daphne to Dafna.

By the way, the name Ashira might have something to do with singing, but it also means wealthy/rich woman in Hebrew.  I think it's beautiful in any case, a middle name could modify it to define what kind of wealth it refers to e.g. Ashira Gil (rich in joy) or Ashira Emet (rich in truth).

 

 


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My Hebrew name is Yeeska (for Jessica). I love my Hebrew name!


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Thankyou everyone. Very helpful. Mmm, Ashira Emet, might beat  straight Emet, Ashira Gil, lovely.

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I also love the names Daphna and Yeeska as well. What does Yeeska mean?

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