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#1 of 19 Old 11-16-2004, 12:54 AM - Thread Starter
 
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We have already decided on a boy's name, Joshua Michael, and would like Rebecca or Rebekah for a girl. I prefer Rebekah, but hubby is not sure. What do you think?
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Rebecca seems more Anglicised, like "Rebecca of Sunnybrook farm". Rebekah is how it seems to spelled in most biblical historical fiction and the like.
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I really love the name Rebekah, but not fond of Becky--would you have a nickname?

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I like Rebekah far better....but I'm partial to Hebrew/Biblical names & spellings.

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Rebecca, cause that's my name!
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Speaking as a Rebecca, I like the fact that I usually don't have to spell my name for people. Using a less-common spelling creates the need to spell it every time you order something over the phone, etc. If your last name is also an uncommon spelling, I really don't recommend it.

Besides, I just think it's a prettier spelling.

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Why not go straight to the Hebrew and use Rivkah? I'm partial to that spelling myself.

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My first post on this board...well obviously my vote is for the traditional spelling for convenience reasons (don't need to spell it for people all the time), as well as aesthetic reasons--I think "Rebekah" just looks sort of clunky. I considered the
biblesque (it's not really biblical, remember, because the bible wasn't written with our alphabet!) spelling because of my Jewish heritage, and my daughter (12 mos. old on Nov. 22!) is named for my grandmother Rivka, but ultimately ease and simplicity won out.
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Rebecca! I think it looks so much prettier written out.

If my son had been born a girl, he would be Rebecca.

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Rebecca but I also like Rebeccah but not so much Rebekah cos it does actually look sorta "clunky" as a PP said!
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I think "Rebekah" just looks sort of clunky.
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Rebecca but I also like Rebeccah but not so much Rebekah cos it does actually look sorta "clunky" as a PP said!

Gee, I'm glad my DD isn't reading this thread over my shoulder.


Maybe that's why my SIL has always insisted on spelling it Rebekka....guess she doesn't like the spelling we gave DD (who, btw, loves her name and the spelling). :

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I like Rebekah much better. It was actually one we had thought about if our 2nd child had been a girl. Our oldest is Jakob.

I understand the poster who mentioned about not having to spell her name. As someone who has to spell her first and last names to people, it CAN be annoying. But because of my odd name, people don't easily forget it, either. For example, about two months ago I went to a new salon to get my hair cut. The guy who cut my hair commented on my name. I called him yesterday to make another appointment, and he remembered me right away.

Aside from the spelling to everyone issue, you won't be likely to find personalized items with your child's name on them. I can cheat and buy stuff that says "Jake" on it for my oldest, but my name was never on anything.... if my mom wanted a personalized Xmas tree ornament or something for me, she had to have it specially made.

I still like Rebekah better.
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How about the modern form -- "Rivkah", or Rivca, or Rivka or Ribka or Ribca or Rebka or Rebca or Rebkah or Rebcah?

I always preferred Rebecca.

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My name is Rebecca and I've always really loved it. People call me Becky or Becca...(I prefer Becca)... but if we have another girl, we plan to name her Rebecca and ask that everyone call her Rebecca (no "nicknames")... So...as you may have guessed - I vote for Rebecca.... even though the poll is closed... :LOL

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I prefer Rebekah, or better yet Rivkah as some have mentioned.
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I'm partial to the "cca" spelling. I had a friend in grade school who was a "kah" and she was always spelling it out for people and had decided that saying K A H was a pain, they all sorta sound the same. I usually go for more unusual names. I like my name just fine though.

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I like Rebecca. I have known alot of Rebecca's but know Rebekah's.
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I prefer Rebekah, or better yet Rivkah as some have mentioned.
I do too.

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I like it with a K
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