April 11, 2013 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm #948084iluvbeingjewishMember
chaviva, penina, ilana, freidy…April 11, 2013 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm #948085squeakParticipant
charlie… le-a is still one of my all time favorites here. Thanks for the reminder.April 12, 2013 12:46 am at 12:46 am #948086rebdonielMember
Ariella is my favorite Jewish female name. I also like Talia.April 12, 2013 2:52 am at 2:52 am #948087147Participant
rationalfrummie:- I couldn’t agree with you enough.
If not giving a Divine name from Tenach, why not an English name, since I learn Chumash into English with Artscroll, and not Archaic Jiddish.April 12, 2013 1:16 pm at 1:16 pm #948088yanki613Member
gamanit my wife is still expecting iyh i will let you know i still davening for a boy b”h i have 4 girls and i love every one of them many of the names suggested were chosen either by me or my siblings in law!April 12, 2013 1:50 pm at 1:50 pm #948089haifagirlParticipant
What’s wrong with Amisloy?April 12, 2013 2:11 pm at 2:11 pm #948090charlie brownMember
squeak – absolutely one of the best ever here! (BTW, great to “see” you!).April 12, 2013 2:45 pm at 2:45 pm #948091yaakov doeParticipant
I’m surprised not to see Chinka among the suggestions.April 12, 2013 2:53 pm at 2:53 pm #948092nishtdayngesheftParticipant
For one, most of us notice that “yiddish” comes from the word yid. Thus, if you are intent on giving a jewish name, it makes sense to use a name that is and has been identified as yiddish.April 12, 2013 2:57 pm at 2:57 pm #948093nishtdayngesheftParticipant
What is Jiddish?????
BTW, if you do want to give a name from Artscroll, because that is how you understand chumaash or whatever you are reading, you would have noted that they do not use the secular versions of the names, they transliterate the names. So it would be just a matter of writing them in an alaphabet you can read rather than in hebrew letters.April 12, 2013 3:02 pm at 3:02 pm #948094MCPMember
Funny how Yiddish (or german) names were all the rage, yet people look down upon those who give English names.April 12, 2013 3:54 pm at 3:54 pm #948095just my hapenceParticipant
nishdaynegesheft – names identified as Jewish. What, like Selig (German), Shprintzy (short for Esperanza, Spanish), Feivish (Greek Phoebus), Wolf (German), Zalman (German)? Thomas is a more Jewish name, at least it’s Loshon Hakodesh (Te’umis – twinned, a nickname commonly given to twins in late 2nd Mikdash times)…April 13, 2013 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm #948096no longer need seminaryMember
do you know if it is a girl? if not, we can help you out with boys names too!April 14, 2013 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm #948097notasheepMember
There are no ‘secular’ versions of biblical names. And the word Yiddish simply comes from the German word Jud, which means Jew. However the Yiddish language itself is actually a mixture of German, Polish, Russian and some Hebrew. If you want to look into it, you will find that the vast majority of the people living in Yiddish speaking communities in Europe in the last few hundred years had both the Hebrew and Yiddish versions (as someone already pointed out) – even the Gedolim of Europe, have a look and you will not find any with simply a Yiddish name (think Shlomo Zalman – Zalman is the same name as Shlomo)April 19, 2013 7:28 pm at 7:28 pm #948098AriellahParticipant
GenendelApril 22, 2013 2:34 am at 2:34 am #948099Laura3240Member
Are we talking about double names also? Yiscah was Sara’s second name and I’m prettttty sure it’s uncommon…..April 22, 2013 3:28 am at 3:28 am #948100yehudayonaParticipant
Isn’t Yiscah translated as Jessica? That’s a very ’80s and ’90s name (it was #1 or #2 every year from 1981 to 1997 according to the Social Security Administration; in 2011 is was down to #120).April 22, 2013 3:43 am at 3:43 am #948101VogueMember
Shira FraidaApril 22, 2013 9:44 pm at 9:44 pm #948102ItcheSrulikMember
OOM: Ganesh is a Hindu idol shaped like a six-legged elephant sometimes depicted with an extra trunk. Your friend’s parents probably didn’t know that, she probably should.April 22, 2013 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm #948103OneOfManyParticipant
lol happens to be I know that, and told her so once. But she actually spells her name Gnesha, and pronounces it as such, so it’s not so awkward.April 23, 2013 2:14 am at 2:14 am #948104ursketchingMember
i think biblical names are the best. Naomi,Sarah Rachel,Leah. Rivka, Miriam, Yocheved…. In my opinion, they’re much more prettier then chashie, mashie, pashie or rashie…….April 23, 2013 5:37 pm at 5:37 pm #948105GG yekkeMember
how about MORIAHApril 24, 2013 9:54 am at 9:54 am #948106no longer need seminaryMember
has she given birth yet yanki613?April 25, 2013 1:31 am at 1:31 am #948107ursketchingMember
Such random names are written here.
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