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“Nathalie “

YEP! Most people are unaware of that. “Natale” means “The Birth.” It specifically refers to “his” birth, which is why the name came into usage by christians.

Naming for a relative is powerful, but it is far better to name in Loshon Kodesh, IMO.

When a name has very specific goyishe implications, it is no kovod to the person for whom the child is named, especially if the deceased was named that name through innocent lack of awareness of its implications.

MAYAN- DVASH — in my household we LOVE Elmo. I never thought of it as Jewish name. Now I must get a kippah for my granddaughter’s favorite little friend.