ppllleeeaaasse help with a girls name - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 12 Old 08-31-2004, 07:17 PM - Thread Starter
 
3underthree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ok, I feel like this baby is gonna come any day now and we still have not decided on a girls name!! Ugh ... I want to just be 'ready' with everything so that I can let my body relax and go into labor. I feel like I am 'holding back' because we don't have a name picked out yet. Can I please get your advice?

We are a Christian family and have decided that our kids names must come from scriptures and have a nice meaning or be from a nice character. We don't like names that are really weird, but we don't want names that are really common! We LOVE the names for our first two children - Chloe and Gabriel. When we chose them they were NOT popular at all - now they are - heheh ... but they are still virtually unknown in our Christian 'community', which is really all we care about.

The real problem is that most girls names in the Bible are either very strange, or SO overused!!!

So ... We HAD a name picked out for our last child - Ariel. But now that we have a son named Gabriel, we started having second thoughts about the names being so similar, and being so close in age! So back to the drawing board. (Do you think Ariel is too close to Gabriel?) My husband suggested Neriah - which I thought sounded a bit too 'weird'. But after mulling it over for a while, I started to really like it. Then we did a search on the internet to see if there are any girls out there named Neriah, because it is a man's name in Scriptures (so is Ariel actually). We did find some girls and lots of Jewish boys ... but most results found were for a famous Playmate - Neriah.

Ugh .. do we care? My husband is now not too sure it is a good idea to name our daughter that, because of the playmate thing - but it doesn't really bother me much. My concern is more - 'is this name too weird sounding?'. How would you pronounce it if you saw the name written? Does it sound feminine to you?

Some of the other names we are slightly considering are:

Rebekka
Rachel
Deborah
Miriam
Anna
Julia
Candace

Any thoughts on any of the names I have mentioned would be great. Please be honest and feel free to be harsh We don't tell anybody we know about the names we have picked out - so you guys are my only chance for feedback!! Thanks for the help,
3underthree is offline  
#2 of 12 Old 08-31-2004, 07:35 PM
 
plantmommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: CT
Posts: 1,113
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I don't think anybody would get the playmate thing if you didn't tell them... and if they did, would you care what they thought?!

I think Neriah is a very pretty, and feminine sounding name.
plantmommy is offline  
#3 of 12 Old 08-31-2004, 07:41 PM
 
ladyluna's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: the beautiful Pacific Northwest
Posts: 551
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi!

I also think Neriah is pretty and I bet not too many people you know will have heard of the playmate. I sure haven't.

But I LOVE Miriam. Its one of my faves but Dh doesn't like it.

Jenny
ladyluna is offline  
#4 of 12 Old 08-31-2004, 08:07 PM
 
JenInMpls's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: wishing I had it all together
Posts: 3,156
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Don't sweat the playmate thing, our favorite girls' name (Jorja) is used by a few online porn stars. but we are fond of it because of other more upstanding Jorjas whom we know of.

When I saw Neriah to me I figured it would be pronounced rhyming with Mariah, like Mariah Carey. It does sound masculine to me (Jebediah, Zachariah).

How about Sarah? I'm of course thinking of all of my friend Jessica's sisters (Mary, Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel)

I like the names you have picked out, but if you like Neriah, and it speaks to you, stick with it.

good luck. jen

: mama to T 9/04 and E 11/08
JenInMpls is offline  
#5 of 12 Old 08-31-2004, 08:37 PM
 
suebearsmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 236
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I like Neriah Miriam. Catherine
suebearsmom is offline  
#6 of 12 Old 09-01-2004, 12:56 PM
 
interbang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 76
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Okay, here's DH's reccomendations:

Naomi
Mary (could also be Marie, Maria)
Lilith
Elizabeth
Esther
Judith
interbang is offline  
#7 of 12 Old 09-03-2004, 10:40 PM
 
indiana ima's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: TheNaughtyRoom
Posts: 3,100
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Girl names I like: Corinne, Adele, Amelia, Chloe, Nurya (Nuria), Eleanor, Emily, Hannah, Miranda, Rose, Sarah, Cecile, Celeste, Charlotte, Chloe, Clara, Claudia, Daphne, Emma, Fiona, Georgia, Grace, Helena, Leah, Lily, Lydia, Miranda, Olivia, Rosemary, Sophia
indiana ima is offline  
#8 of 12 Old 09-04-2004, 02:32 PM
 
cottonwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 7,366
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We have the same problem right now, and I have just decided that if we don't have a name by the time the baby is born, so be it! I want to take my time with this one so that it feels absolutely right.

Anyway... I also love Neriah. i think it's beautiful and FWIW Mariah Carey did not spring to mind when I heard it. :LOL I also like Naomi quite a bit, and Rachel and Rebekka are good too.
cottonwood is offline  
#9 of 12 Old 09-04-2004, 03:42 PM
 
Robertsgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 55
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We are using all biblical names for our first names too. Boys names we have lined up for the next 15 kids, LOL, but girls names, ugh. Lots harder. Just thought I'd share our list. We've decided on Leah for this one if she is a girl.

Chloe
Rachel
Sarah
Gabrielle
Elizabeth
Leah

My best friend is also doing biblical names and she also has Naomi on her list.
Robertsgirl is offline  
#10 of 12 Old 09-08-2004, 05:38 AM - Thread Starter
 
3underthree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hey everyone ... thank you so much for all of your replies! The name suggestions and advice were very much appreciated and helped soooo much.

WE HAVE FINALLY DECIDED!!

If it is a girl we will name her Anna Elisabeth
Anna means: Grace
Elisabeth means: Oath of God

If it is a boy we will name him Elijah Micheal
Elijah means: God the Lord, or the strong Lord
Michael means: who is like God?

We have kept Neriah as a choice for any future girls and have also decided to have an open mind for when the baby comes. If DH looks at our daughter and thinks she 'looks' like a Neriah, then we will go with Neriah Elisabeth. Right now we just realized that we didn't want any of our friends to take Anna, so that we couldn't use it. We are pretty much guaranteed that Neriah will still be around for a while!

So ... COME ON BABY ... we're ready!!!
3underthree is offline  
#11 of 12 Old 09-08-2004, 07:39 AM
 
Leilalu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: SW Washington
Posts: 7,916
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have a friend who just named her daughter Genesis. I think that is so pretty. Eve is pretty too. Hope is a good one, Faith, Charity, Joy, but those are pretty common. Hope you find the perfect name. I really believe names hold alot of meaning. My favorite though~~~~~~~~is Selah. It's so beautiful, I have a friend who just name dher daughte that. It's from the Psalms, and it means to pause, reflect, consider.
Hope you find the right one!

Due with number 5 in August. We do all that crunchy stuff.
.
Leilalu is offline  
#12 of 12 Old 09-15-2004, 12:53 AM
 
aim2please's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 126
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I like the names you have chosen and wanted to share a link for anyone else looking for girl names from the bible... it is
http://www.biblebell.org/namegirl.html
hope it helps someone. Be sure to let us know when the big day arrives!
aim2please is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off