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So I promise I have a reason to obsess over names early on. We were positive about my first's name (Maya) immediately. We debated and debated over my son, finally (when he was a week old) named him Evan, and then changed his name to Benjamin when he was 8 MONTHS OLD. Yes, we changed his name officially since we felt we made a mistake.<br><br>
Although we won't find out the gender of this baby, I'm certain she's a girl, and have been correct both times so far. I'm all set with a boy name, but I have nothing for a girl. I mean, I'm really coming up empty.<br><br>
I need a name that is viable (pronounceable) in both Israel and the USA. I've thought about Emily or Ella, but neither seem to be striking me.<br><br>
Help?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">So I promise I have a reason to obsess over names early on. We were positive about my first's name (Maya) immediately. We debated and debated over my son, finally (when he was a week old) named him Evan, and then changed his name to Benjamin when he was 8 MONTHS OLD. Yes, we changed his name officially since we felt we made a mistake.<br><br>
Although we won't find out the gender of this baby, I'm certain she's a girl, and have been correct both times so far. I'm all set with a boy name, but I have nothing for a girl. I mean, I'm really coming up empty.<br><br>
I need a name that is viable (pronounceable) in both Israel and the USA. I've thought about Emily or Ella, but neither seem to be striking me.<br><br>
Help?</div>
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Shoshana<br>
Eliana<br>
Rachel<br>
Lauren/Loren<br>
Ariella
 

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Abiah<br>
Abigail<br>
Adara<br>
Adira (I like that one <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">)<br>
Amiela<br>
Arela<br>
Daniela<br>
Dinah<br>
Eliana<br>
Elisabeth<br>
Joela<br>
Ketina<br>
Leah<br>
Liora<br>
Magdalene<br>
Miryam/Miriam<br>
Naomi<br>
Rebekah<br>
Saphira<br>
Seraphina
 

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how about Dalila ( da-lie-la )
 

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I really like Leah. Or Rachel.
 

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Thank you! I love Naomi, but I used it as a middle name for my first (shame on me). Also, the Israelis pronounce it differently - while we say "Nay-oh-mee" they say "Nah-oh-mee" - it's almost a different name.<br><br>
The Israeli version of Abigail is Avigail (pronounced Ahvi-gah-eel). I like Eliana too (good suggestion). More would be very much appreciated!!!<br><br>
I'm hoping to really connect with a name.
 

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I think you could still use Naomi. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Our neighbor girls both have the middle name Grace, and over the years it has been absolutely charming to see how much delight they take in sharing a name. It's one of the things that bonds them together.
 

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I like Maya, that is really a nice name. For the second one...I am thinking of Leona? Maya Leona? I am just not sure if this will sound good with your hubby's last name. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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