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    Some names are just so creative, people are amazed and they start using them a lot. Like “bluebird”. Someone named a type of bird that awfully creative name, and suddenly all the bird namers started using it so that there are many types of unrelated birds with it.

    I. M. Shluffin

    Sometimes it’s better to use creative and atypical names. A friend of mine (I don’t remember her name now. Must not have been such a close friend. I think it was actually someone I just met once. I don’t think she told me her name, so I’m excused) got very upset with me because I named my rabbit Ahuva, a human name. So the name I gave to my next pet, a turtle, was more creative, and everyone is ok with it. I called it Trachemys Scripta Elegans, the Latin name for its species, the red eared slider.


    The usage of “Double Hebrew Names” whilst may be thought of as being creative or/& cute, is in fact a message that the single names utilized in TeNach aren’t smart enough for us, and implying that we think ourselves to be smarter than people in TeNach.


    how about finkelbergensteinowitz?

    YW Moderator-42

    A grasshopper walks into a bar, and the

    bartender says, “Hey, we have a drink

    named after you!”

    The grasshopper looks surprised and

    asks, “You have a drink named Steve?”


    147 how on earth did you arrive at that conclusion?

    Maybe it means we consider ourselves more indecisive than people in TeNach and can’t settle on one name so we choose two.

    Or it means we have family members who would be more insulted than poeple in Tenach if “their” name is given so people choose two

    I cna think of a few other scenarios that are more logical than the one you came up with.

    catch yourself


    How many names did Moshe Rabbeinu have?

    The practice of naming a child with more than one name is one that has been highly popular for hundreds of years. Anyone with a rudimentary familiarity with the names of Mechabrei Sefarim knows this.

    There are plenty of areas in which the people of our generation need to grow – this is not one of them.


    There’s a difference between multiple names and composite names.


    I. M. Shluffin – interesting, that’s exactly the reason the Chachamim changed “Arneves” by Targum Shiv’im.


    “Fake news” is also a brilliant new coinage.

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