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#1 PatG

Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:04 PM

On behalf of a friend who is having her second baby in about 3 weeks I'm after suggestions of possible biblical names which are not particularly negative (i.e. not something like Judas).  Their first child is Deborah.  Any ideas?

Edited by PatG, 14 February 2013 - 07:16 PM.


#2 Lyra

Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:10 PM

Probably rules out Delilah and Jezebel too wink.gif

Does she know what she is having?

#3 FreshAirFreedom

Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:10 PM

Ruth
Esther

Noah (bit popular?)
Adam


#4 Lady Excentrique

Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:12 PM

Rachel, Hannah, Esther, Ruth, Mary, Elizabeth, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Isaiah, Jacob, Daniel, David there are so many!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_biblical_names

Edited by Excentrique, 14 February 2013 - 07:14 PM.


#5 Dresden

Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:13 PM

Jonah, Elijah, Daniel

Ruth, Mary, Rachel

#6 PatG

Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:19 PM

No, she doesn't know if she's having a boy or girl.  I like Hannah.

Didn't Jacob do something dodgy - cheated or deceived someone?  Can't remember.



#7 Feral_Pooks

Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:44 PM

Jonah
Adam
Eve
Hannah
Sarah
Ruth
Mary

Avoid Noah! Lol

#8 CupOfCoffee

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:00 PM

QUOTE (PatG @ 14/02/2013, 07:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No, she doesn't know if she's having a boy or girl.  I like Hannah.

Didn't Jacob do something dodgy - cheated or deceived someone?  Can't remember.


Didn't he wear a goat skin so he would feel as hairy as his older brother to get something (might have been Israel)... (Which is why Jacob means usurp).

But I get my religious education from musicals..

Way way back many centuries ago
  Not long after the Bible began
  Jacob lived in the land of Canaan
  A fine example of a family man
  Jacob. Jacob and sons
  Depended on farming to earn their keep
  Jacob. Jacob and sons
  Spent all of his days in the fields with sheep
  Jacob was the founder of a whole new nation
  Thanks to the number of children he had
He was also known as Israel, but most of the time
  His sons and his wives used to call him Dad
  Jacob. Jacob and sons
  Men of the soil, of the sheaf and crook
  Jacob. Jacob and sons
  A remarkable family in anyone's book
  Reuben was the eldest of the children of Israel
  With Simeon and Levi the next in line
  Napthali and Isaachar with Asher and Dan
  Zebulon and Gad took the total to nine
  Jacob. Jacob and sons
  Benjamin and Judah, which leaves only one
  Jacob. Jacob and sons
  Joseph-- Jacob's favorite son


#9 QueenIanthe

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:05 PM

Esther, Ruth, Samuel, Gideon.

#10 FEdeRAL

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:08 PM

Jemima
Tabitha
Samuel
Abraham

#11 Feral_Pooks

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:55 PM

You just don't see that many Napthali's do ya?

#12 NotBitzerMaloney

Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:01 PM

Asher
Jacob
Jethro
Levi
Nathan

Ariel
Rachel
Sarah
Selah
Tamar



Edited by NotBitzerMaloney, 14 February 2013 - 09:11 PM.


#13 RunDMC

Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:58 PM

QUOTE (CupOfCoffee @ 14/02/2013, 09:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Didn't he wear a goat skin so he would feel as hairy as his older brother to get something (might have been Israel)... (Which is why Jacob means usurp).

But I get my religious education from musicals..

Way way back many centuries ago
  Not long after the Bible began
  Jacob lived in the land of Canaan
  A fine example of a family man
  Jacob. Jacob and sons
......



Arrghhh I knew I should not have opened this thread, was about to go to bed but now will be singing this for hours.



#14 butterfly-vjb

Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:12 PM

I like Esther and Caleb

#15 soapy

Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:18 PM

Caleb.  wub.gif

#16 kerilyntaryn

Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:18 PM

Esther
Ruth
Sarah
Naomi
Lydia
Tirzah
Elizabeth
Johanna
Susanna
Eve
Anna
Mary
Miriam
Ada
Chloe
Hannah
Tabitha
Kezia
Leah
Martha
Phoebe
Priscilla

Samuel
Noah
Levi
Enoch
Elisha
Elijah
Ethan
James
Jarod
Jesse
Joel
Jonathon
Asher
Joseph
Joshua
Caleb
Moses
Benjamin
Aaron
Adam
Daniel
David
Gabriel
Josiah
Isaac
Isaiah
Ezra
Ezekial
Mathew
Mark
Luke
John
Giden
Nathaniel
Paul
Peter
Philip
Reuben
Thomas
Simon
Simeon
Solomon
Stephen
Thaddeus
Titus
Timothy
Zachariah
Zephaniah
Saul
Silas
Micah
Malachi
Micaiah
Michael
Alexander
Seth

#17 PatG

Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:37 AM

Thanks all.  I think I've spotted the names of all her nieces and nephews!  Esther is kind of cool.

#18 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:08 AM

Jesus?

#19 CFMummy

Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:16 AM

Leah
Dinah
rachael


#20 la di dah

Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:29 PM

Some of my favourite boys that aren't too unusual
Isaac
John, Jonathan, Joel, Jared, Joshua, Jethro.
Benjamin
Aaron, Asher, Amos.
Dan, Daniel (two different Biblical guys)
Gabriel, Gideon, Gilead
Micah, Malachi, Michael
Nathan, Nathaniel


Girls
Rachel, Rebecca/Rebekah, Ruth
Naomi - I *heart* Naomi but could never use it with our last name.
Judith
Kezia
Leah
Hannah, Anne
Abigail
Sarah, Sarai


Since it's not like the Bible was written in English anyway I'd be tempted to include other translations, like Spanish spellings of Biblical names, mostly because I like Joaquin and Raquel, but I don't know if you'd count those.

If you open the girl's names up to feminizations of the boys' names there's about 3050 options, some of my favourites would be Jane, Simone, Josephine, and Natania.

#21 Emmaleee

Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:17 PM

I have a friend with a beautiful little boy named Judah (as opposed to Judas), it means praise be to God original.gif

i only know boys ones
Noah
Elijah
Levi
etc

#22 B.feral3

Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:09 PM

Isaac
Adam
Luke
Elias
Benjamin

#23 aprilrain

Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:33 PM

I have an 11yo Jonah, and he prefers to be called this over Joe, Joey etc. also a 13 yo Samuel that likes to be called Sam.

Solomon (Solly)

or wiki/List_of_women_in_the_Bible with comments on their biblical role. Or this is more comprehensive http://www.christiananswers.net/dictionary/women.html

edited because I mucked it up.

Edited by aprilrain, 16 February 2013 - 07:43 PM.


#24 alison7304

Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:48 PM

Ethan
Jaden (biblical is Jadon).
Bowen (Bohan)

Reba but its too close to Deborah
bother I did used to have a heap, just can't think of any girl names.


#25 Musk Sticks

Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:08 PM

QUOTE (PatG @ 14/02/2013, 08:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No, she doesn't know if she's having a boy or girl.  I like Hannah.

Didn't Jacob do something dodgy - cheated or deceived someone?  Can't remember.


Jacob was actually a very holy and righteous man, this is why he merited to father the 12 tribes of Israel.

Jacob did "deceive" his father Isaac under the guidance of his mother Rebecca.
This was not an "evil" act on anybody's part.

Jacob was Esau's younger twin brother.

Esau was a wicked person, but because he was the 'firstborn' he was destined to receive a greater blessing from his father. However, years before, when Isaac was mourning his father's death, Esau sold this "birthright" to Jacob for a bowl of lentils.

Jacob , however, was unaware that the brothers had made this exchange.

During Isaac's last days, he called his sons to his side to be blessed.

Rebecca knew that Esau wasn't fit to receive the holy blessing intended for the firstborn and so with her wisdom and foresight, she helped Jacob secure this blessing (which he had previously "bought" from his brother) by disguising himself as Esau.






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