Wierd, Great or Interesting Names
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August 5, 2011 6:09 pm at 6:09 pm #598465Shticky GuyParticipant
Who from mainly inside but even outside the cr has the most wierd or wonderful or great sounding name that you think wow where’s that from. Lets hear some great names and if possible what they mean.
What does your name mean? (Bartz I mean you!)August 5, 2011 7:24 pm at 7:24 pm #799941
The name Getzel is Gevaldig!August 5, 2011 8:28 pm at 8:28 pm #799942Derech HaMelechMember
I have a strong strong desire to finish up all the family names so that I can name a daughter Fraidel Knaidel. My sister has an Udle the Noodle, but I really want a Fraidel Knaidel.August 7, 2011 4:34 am at 4:34 am #799943yummy cupcakeMember
i know someone named shcneiur zalman yissachar getzel, and someone named chaim yechiel mechel simcha. don’t worry, they are not called by all four names!August 7, 2011 5:29 am at 5:29 am #799944
what’s really weird is “wierd”
The maidel Fraidel Knaidel
Happy in her baby cradle
Named as such by her papa Derech
Who loves rhyming names, that Derech HamelechAugust 7, 2011 6:41 pm at 6:41 pm #799945
One thing you’ve told us very straight
You would like to name her Fraidel Knaidel
Should she turn out spinny and tzudrayt
She will have to change to Fraidel Draydl.August 7, 2011 7:17 pm at 7:17 pm #799946oyveykidsthesedaysMember
I know someone named Habivin YisraelAugust 7, 2011 7:40 pm at 7:40 pm #799947ItcheSrulikMember
My mother once had a patient named Moreinu V’rabeinu. It’s a long story. 🙂August 7, 2011 8:34 pm at 8:34 pm #799948
Why do people name their kids weird names? Its mamish assur as it makes them objects of ridicule. (I saw it in a halacha Sefer)August 7, 2011 8:39 pm at 8:39 pm #799949Another nameParticipant
Reminds me of Gershon Veroba’s “Penina Coolada”August 7, 2011 8:39 pm at 8:39 pm #799950observanteenMember
My cousin had a grandmother named “Gela Beechel”. She says it’s “yellow pages”:)(Yiddish)August 7, 2011 9:00 pm at 9:00 pm #799951
Pathetic thing to name your child after don’t you think?August 7, 2011 9:54 pm at 9:54 pm #799952observanteenMember
Absolutely, WIY. Which is why she didn’t name any of her kids that.:)August 7, 2011 9:54 pm at 9:54 pm #799953YW Moderator-42Moderator
Joseph can be a first or last name. Does anyone here know a Joseph Joseph?August 7, 2011 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm #799954RavKahaneTzadakMember
I know an Aron Aron and an Aryeh AryehAugust 8, 2011 2:23 am at 2:23 am #799955HaQerMember
How about Levi Levy?August 8, 2011 2:58 am at 2:58 am #799956
Dovid Ben Yshai
Yom Tov Cantor
Binah Bar Daas
Dvora StingerAugust 8, 2011 3:17 am at 3:17 am #799957
There used to be a David David in my city.August 8, 2011 3:36 am at 3:36 am #799958tzirelMember
i know someone that named their kid blueberry after hi smother cuz she used to make very good blueberry muffinsAugust 8, 2011 4:10 am at 4:10 am #799959Issur GiyoraMember
my brother has a friend whos last name is meth and his sisters english name is crystalAugust 8, 2011 6:55 am at 6:55 am #799960YW Moderator-42Moderator
The Iranians have interesting names like Aharon Kohengadol. Then there’s the famous Georgian last name OlamnivrabishviliAugust 8, 2011 7:00 am at 7:00 am #799961haifagirlParticipant
I used to know a Meir Meir.August 8, 2011 7:41 am at 7:41 am #799962uneeqMember
Theres a girl named Cookie and a guy named Bunny both legally named after their grandparents nicknames. Oh, and I know of Israel Israel too. Theres also the persian name Gamzuletovah. I also have an uncle Tony (he’s jewish, not a convert). Also I have a cousins named Fortune, and Madeline.August 8, 2011 10:02 am at 10:02 am #799963PortyMember
My father’s name is Mendel (in English Emanuel) and he often says that the reason his mother named him Emanuel was that she couldn’t spell automatic! (My father is a funny guy!)August 8, 2011 10:49 am at 10:49 am #799964dontknowitallMember
How about the boy whose name is Sholom but his english name is OliverAugust 8, 2011 11:34 am at 11:34 am #799965baron fritzParticipant
i know sumone named gavriel gavriel***. dont wanna finish their last name without permission and my teacher from last year jst had a baby boy before the summer and his name is lipman ben nochum ben aryeh leib ben lipman ben nochum ben aryeh leib that goes back 6 generations. the baby-my teacher his father-the grandfather etc.August 8, 2011 11:35 am at 11:35 am #799966baron fritzParticipant
issur giyora- that is so freakin funny i hope she has another name than meth when she has to write her english nameAugust 8, 2011 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm #799967Grubber YungMember
The chief rabbi of New York, RJJ, was actually called Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Joseph zt”lAugust 8, 2011 3:09 pm at 3:09 pm #799968TheGoqParticipant
My Father’s physician was Dr. DoctorAugust 8, 2011 5:47 pm at 5:47 pm #799969ha ha ha haMember
how about Sheva Brocha?
Paysach last name shieni?August 8, 2011 5:48 pm at 5:48 pm #799970ha ha ha haMember
i know a kid Kayla rochel when she says it fast sounds like Kever rochelAugust 8, 2011 5:58 pm at 5:58 pm #799971
There was once a goyish birth announcement in the local paper that said they were happy to announce the birth of the “latest addition to daddy’s liquor cabinet – another girl, Tia Maria, a sister to Brandy and Sherry”. How strange can some people be?August 8, 2011 6:01 pm at 6:01 pm #799972Doodle-Man™Member
someone named their kid hitler.(not the original one)August 8, 2011 6:04 pm at 6:04 pm #799973
there’s a guy i know [i dont now if this really happened or its just a joke about him but..
The lady at the airport asked the guy
lady:what’s ur name?
Lady: last name?
Lady:Where do u come from?
Lady:THIS MAN IS CRAZY HE SHOULDN’T COME TO AMERICA
lolololol (he really did come from Israel too;)August 8, 2011 6:07 pm at 6:07 pm #799974
i know someone who everyone calls “Chicky” because her father called her a chicky when she was a baby.
i know someone who calls their kids Tony [short o sound] and ella, instead of netan-el and rephaella- just interestingAugust 8, 2011 6:07 pm at 6:07 pm #799975cookies123Member
I have a neighbor Chaim Chaim and we call him L’chaim L’chaimAugust 8, 2011 6:15 pm at 6:15 pm #799976sweettoothMember
LOL in Sem we had a kid her name was Perl Aron. The first day of sem the teacher mistakenly called her Aron Perl. (He he)August 11, 2011 9:31 am at 9:31 am #799977Shticky GuyParticipant
What’s really weird is “wierd”
Yes ‘wierd’ really is weird because my english teacher always taught us that the rule is: I before E except after C. That’s why I sometimes misspell weird.August 11, 2011 7:28 pm at 7:28 pm #799978bein_hasdorimParticipant
I knew this guy Simantov, wonder why they didn’t add MazelTov!August 12, 2011 1:52 am at 1:52 am #799979emlfMember
Binyamin Wolf, Zev Wolfson.
I know someone with a last name that includes the word “gold.” They didn’t want to name their baby Golda Gold****** (I didn’t count the asterisks), so they named her Zehava instead.
I don’t want to get specific, but I know someone with a last name that is comprised of a first name and “off” (like in Kaganoff). The peron’s first name is the same as in his last name.
Someone once pointed out to me that many people with the name Gross are short, and many people with the name Klein (or a similar name) are tall. It’s true!!!August 12, 2011 3:29 am at 3:29 am #799980bein_hasdorimParticipant
So what your saying is that many people named Scharf are not so sharp, so then many people named Weiss are kinda dark.
This makes me kinda wonder if many people named Reich are not so wealthy? Those named Schwartz, I understand, as well as Feffer
But what really makes me nervous is what are most people named Kugel, or even scarier Whiteman? Black Women? I don’t know anymore.August 12, 2011 5:36 am at 5:36 am #799981frumisraelMember
The nicest name I heard in a long time was K’hatya – the roshei teivos of Kol Haneshoma Tehallel …. Hallelu…August 17, 2011 2:05 am at 2:05 am #799982
uneeq- don’t forget about keke 🙂 [also grandmother’s nickname]August 17, 2011 2:20 am at 2:20 am #799983
There was a yid in town when I was a kid with the name….June December.
I kid you not.
We wondered if there would be a May or April putting an appearance into that family structure.August 17, 2011 2:27 am at 2:27 am #799984always runs with scissors fastParticipant
The goyish neighborhood where my folks grew up there was a non jewish family and they were WEIRD. Each child was named after a kitchen utensil like spoon, fork, cup.
And whats really weird is that this was a couple who were from the older conservative generation and raising their kids in the 1960’s and 70’s, right?, so like (before the scene turned liberal in naming babies). I wonder what their kids named the next generation of their grandchildren. Maybe they went on to the bathroom items. Toilet, faucet?
Well I have a personal confession, I once wanted to name one of my kids amyetheyst or cloud or rainbow or morning star. But I am thankful that I didn’t. …oh ..and so is she!August 17, 2011 3:37 am at 3:37 am #799985rebbi1Participant
I know a girl named Tuna Malkah – she got married to someone with the last name of Fish. I think she goes by Malkie for obvious reasons.August 17, 2011 11:52 am at 11:52 am #799986600 Kilo BearMember
Some communities that use Simantov as a male name also use Mazaltov but as a female name.
Sometimes, the clerks who gave the famous four surnames of Gross, Klein, Weiss and Schwartz to Jews throughout the historical Austro-Hungarian Empire davka assigned them to people in a way that was mocking. This was just as much a way to attempt to solicit a bribe as it was anti-Semitism.August 17, 2011 6:26 pm at 6:26 pm #799988cookies123Member
In the grocery near my house there are twin brothers working there one’s name is Sasson, and the other Simcha! and they are the cutest twins ever always together and dress exactly alike! P.S. they are in their fifties!August 18, 2011 2:22 am at 2:22 am #799989
oh we had a blackskinned busdriver who’s last name was Mrs. Black, and she showed us her driver’s license and her last name used to be white!August 18, 2011 3:01 am at 3:01 am #799990kylbdnrMember
Cookies…I know those guys too…They’re my far relatives.
They wear black hats and I always see them driving together
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