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  • #740990
    Yanky55
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    I cannot understand why frum people feel the need to give their children English names in America today. There are so many beautiful Hebrew names. People of other nationalities are not embarassed to use THEIR names; we certainly should not be.

    #740991

    to bh18,if you would like to post your sons full name I(and I’m sure many others) will daven for him.

    #740992
    holtzichfest
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    craziest combination of names given to one person i know someone i promise this is true his name is, here it goes! Peleh Yoeitz Ai-l Gibor Avi Ad Sar Sholom this is a posuk in the navi (i think yeshaya) hows that for an uncommon jewish first name(s)

    #740993
    A600KiloBear
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    BSD

    Moderator-80, that one is so corny you need to delete it before Pesach so there won’t be any chashash of kitniois on the site during Chol Hamoied!

    #740994
    A600KiloBear
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    BS”D

    Aish Kodesh Gilmore HYD was a Yid who died al kiddush Hashem at the hands of terrorists. His parents said that even Shlomo Carlebach considered Aish Kodesh a very unusual name.

    And Carlebach’s own daughter’s name is Neshoma Tehora Sheyarda Leoilam Beerev Shabbos!

    #740995
    noitallmr
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    A600KiloBear- so how comes she didn’t write her full name on her CD???!!!

    Anyone heard of the name Aviva???

    #740996
    just me
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    A600KiloBear, in the Chassidish Grunwald family, there are many boys named Amrom originally after the father of the Arugas Habosem. Now there are Amroms of different generations.

    #740997
    Sister Bear
    Member

    Anyone heard of the name Aviva???

    Aviva is a very common name where I come from. I know of a bunch of people with that name. Are you saying you never heard of it before???

    #740998
    LAer
    Member

    Aviva? Aviva’s not unusual. I know lots of those!

    #740999
    A600KiloBear
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    BSD Thanks Just Me. The (Rav) Amrom I was thinking of is most probably indeed connected to the Grunwald family and was most probably not named for R’Amrom Bloy ZYA.

    notitall – hmmm…maybe because it takes up too much room..

    #741000
    noitallmr
    Participant

    A600KiloBear- yeah that was kinda my point!!!

    #741002
    i love coffe
    Participant

    ever heard of the name chananyah? i only know of one person with that name.

    #741003
    bh18
    Participant

    thank you rockymountains for your offer of tefillah

    my son’s name is elishama pinchas -n devorah leah

    may we know of only yeshuos and refuos

    #741004

    One time in camp, I met someone named Avrohom!

    #741005
    dunno
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    torahIs1: No way!!

    #741006
    Sister Bear
    Member

    Chananya is uncommon but it’s heard of. I know someone named Chanina by the bris and all people thought his name was Chananya.

    #741007
    WolfishMusings
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    craziest combination of names given to one person i know someone i promise this is true his name is, here it goes! Peleh Yoeitz Ai-l Gibor Avi Ad Sar Sholom this is a posuk in the navi (i think yeshaya) hows that for an uncommon jewish first name(s)

    You understand, of course, that in Biblical times, the rationale behind name-giving wasn’t the same as it is now. And that particular case was as different as name giving today as apples are to stellar quasars.

    The Wolf

    EDITED

    #741008
    amichai
    Participant

    shir shalom for a boy. the parents called him shirshy. also recently I met a little one with the name shema yisroel. his parents called him by his full name. this was in eretz yisroel.

    #741009
    apushatayid
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    I’d venture a guess you won’t find a frum yid anywhere named mohammed or christina. likely no marias, peters or horatios either.

    In my life I’ve met one avinoam, one tzurie-l and one frum harrison.

    #741010
    dunno
    Member

    Hey, I also know a Harrison!

    #741011
    SJSinNYC
    Member

    I have a Jewish cousin named Peter (grew up Orthodox, no longer is, but his parents were Orthodox). In past generations, Mary/Maria was used.

    #741012
    minyan gal
    Member

    My grandmother’s legal name was Mary. I also know a couple of men named John.

    #741013
    apushatayid
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    I wonder if they knew the history of the name Mary, or Peter. My “english name” is also a name of one of the apostles. My parents liked the name, but had no idea where it came from. They say, had they known they would never have put it on my birth certificate.

    #741014
    rebdoniel
    Member

    Mary and John are no big deal. These are anglicized versions of Miriam and Yochanan. Peter is a Greek version of Shimon.

    #741015
    Sacrilege
    Member

    My cousin’s name is Peretz.

    #741016
    blinky
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    I also have a cousin Peretz:)

    #741017
    gavra_at_work
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    Em Eshchachech

    Yerushalayim

    Tishcach

    Yemini

    EYTY, or Etai

    Netzach

    Yisroel

    Lo

    Yishaker

    NYLY, or NiLi

    #741018
    Sacrilege
    Member

    Maybe we are cousins 😉

    #741019
    apushatayid
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    Jesus is the anglicized version of the latin Iesous which came from the greek Iesous which comes from the hebrew yeshua. Would you name your kid jesus?

    #741020
    blinky
    Participant

    Sacrilege- Maybe:)

    #741021
    Dr. Pepper
    Participant

    apushatayid-

    I heard that Satmar comes from St. Mary.

    Have you heard that?

    #741022
    Miriam
    Member

    The oddest FFB Jewish fellow I know is named Elroy.

    #741023
    Miriam
    Member

    My FFB grandson’s middle name is Dekel. He was born just after we left Gush Katif. Neve Dekelim was one of the Yishuvim.

    #741024
    apushatayid
    Participant

    Doctor P. Mary. Not a very common name in kiryas yoel, I wonder why.

    #741025
    bygirl93
    Member

    Temima- that definetly one name that is rare!i’ve only started hearing it more recently!

    #741026
    blueberrymuffin
    Participant

    How ’bout Risha for a name? There’s a little girl around the block who’s name is Rishie!(and that’s her real name- no nickname!)

    On the same note, my youngest sister was supposed to be named Dubrish(!) but the name was vetoed!I wonder why…

    #741027
    Sacrilege
    Member

    How about Kendall for a girl?

    #741028
    oomis
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    I heard the Satmar derived from St. Mary idea.

    Peretz is not so common, but not unheardof. Ditto, Chananya.

    #741029
    apushatayid
    Participant

    I have an old aunt (I always thought she might be hungarian, but never asked – she’s married to my uncle, a purebred litvak – like he used to say, guys couldnt be picky in the 20’s, now they have lists as long as their arm) whose name is Rasha (the “a” is pronounced like the “o” in cot).

    #741030
    Homeowner
    Member

    apushatayid, only if he were born in Mexico. 🙂 (Sorry, old joke, couldn’t resist.)

    #741032

    BS”D

    1) Peter is not Shimon. Peter means a rock – cf petroleum – oil from a rock.

    2) Satmar = Satu Mare = Big Village. Any word for saint in any Latin language, or even Hungarian, has an N in it. The Satmar = S Mary was an old error that even some Satmarer Chassidim perpetrated by mistake (probably because they spoke Yiddish and not Romanian).

    3) Risha is very common. I know 2 Risha’s, each one from a very different geographic origin. One is named for her great-grandmother who was from Belarus or Ukraine; the other one is from a Hungarian family.

    4) The one Rasha I know is also of former Soviet – Pale of Settlement origin. She was born in EY and I think she pronounces it in a way that would be very embarrassing if she were Sefardi.

    #741033
    guy-ocho
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    oomis1105 most of the names you posted although not common in the diaspora, are very common typical names by many Israelis. to add my two-cents to the pot, my favorites atypical names are: Kasriel, yehonadav, aminadav, Kavod, Kapel, hagadol,and getzel.(sadly this last one isn’t as uncommon as it should be) sorry, no offense.

    #741034
    apushatayid
    Participant

    “craziest combination of names given to one person i know someone i promise this is true his name is, here it goes! Peleh Yoeitz Ai-l Gibor Avi Ad Sar Sholom this is a posuk in the navi (i think yeshaya)”

    The xtians already co-opted this name for their savior. they call him all these adjectives in their scripture, sometimes individually and sometimes collectively. “Isiah 9-5/6” (9:6/7 depending on the version of the bible they are using) is one of the most common phrases you will hear from a missionary. The passuk is a reference to Chizkiya.

    #741035
    always here
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    I didn’t realize some think ‘Peretz’ is uncommon… it’s my son’s middle name & also that of a family friend in the neighborhood.

    #741036
    Sender Av
    Member

    I did not know the Jetsons were Jewish. I mean the Flintstones, ok, but the Jetsons?

    #741037
    Sender Av
    Member

    I was also taught that Yushka is really derived from Yemach Shemo…, so that no one would remember his real name.

    #741038
    winny1
    Participant

    mishael

    #741039
    haifagirl
    Participant

    Feminine of dov as the animal is duba. No one is named that

    I used to have a roommate named Dubba. And I have heard of others.

    What about Chasya for a girl?

    I know one of those, too.

    Anyone heard of the name Aviva???

    I know several, including a cousin of mine.

    My cousin’s name is Peretz.

    I’ve known at least two.

    The oddest FFB Jewish fellow I know is named Elroy.

    This summer I had an FFB student whose name was Elroee.


    What about Rayla? My great-aunt (whom I never met) was Rayla. Every Rayla I’ve ever met, or heard of, was related to me. Until yesterday. I spoke to a Rayla on the phone. Her parents named her for a Rochel Leah but didn’t want to give her that name.

    #741040
    haifagirl
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    This past summer I had girl students named Tal and Gil. Until recently I had two students named Bar–one a young girl and the other a man.

    I have a woman student Nitzan and I recently subbed for another teacher and had a man student Nitzan.

    And I work with two women named Hagar!

    #741041
    oomis
    Participant

    My FFB grandson’s middle name is Dekel”

    They named your grandson after a cut of meat???? (JK)

    Yushke – Yehoshua-keh (or Yeshua-ke)

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