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:
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,
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.
My best friend is also doing biblical names and she also has Naomi on her list.
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!
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. .
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!