biblical (Old Testament) boys' names

(70 Posts)
tvmum1976 Fri 29-Mar-13 21:56:06

which ones do you like? Am prepared to accept the more 'extreme' end (we have a DS with a kind of extreme biblical name) but like the more common ones too. Any suggestions? Thank you! (NB we are jewish so old testament is better!)

MrsPeggyPatch Thu 25-Apr-13 09:27:02

Thinks most of mine have been covered, we had-

Obadiah (bit too out there for us)
Jeremiah
Amos
Reuben
Josiah
David
Tobias
Asher
Benjamin
Aaron
Jonah
Moses

I think Reuben and Jonah are getting more and more popular (something I was keen to avoid) and we thought Moses might be about to have a resurgence.

Love love love Josiah, Moses and Tobias and my Ds is one of those!

I love Reuben but my OH doesn't sad same with Isaac. My OH only likes boring names :p

DisneyDiva87 Mon 22-Apr-13 12:57:43

There's Cain Abel, Moses, Aaron, Job, Boaz, Gad, Judah, Issachar, Naphtali, Zebulun.

That's all I can think of from the top of my head that I don't notice being mentioned before.

I love biblical names too but hubby isn't so keen, Elias is one of my favs and it goes gorgeously with our surname.

thermalsinapril Sun 21-Apr-13 01:20:11

Zadok
Jethro
Othniel
Methuselah
Adonijah
Abel
Belshazzar
Canaan
Joab
Nebuchadnezzar
Samson
Hazael
Melchizedek
Baruch
Goliath
Abimelech

Surf25 Sat 20-Apr-13 22:17:44

Jared
Manoah (father of Samson) i've always loved this name
Joachim

TenPenceMixture Sat 20-Apr-13 19:31:01

Asa is great too, and Malachi

Theas18 Sat 20-Apr-13 19:30:40

Amos doesn't seem to have been mentioned.

also Asher Ezra Habbakuk (Ok maybe not Habbakuk it's a bit too " out there!)

Jonah and Noah are really popular round here (DH teaches and in a class of 18 boys there are 3 Noahs!)

Like Micah but be prepared for 2 mike/Mikey/Micky n the Uk and the assumption hat is " sunday name" is Michael

TenPenceMixture Sat 20-Apr-13 19:23:13

Saul
Jonah
Jedidiah
Reuben

MistressoftheYoniverse Sat 20-Apr-13 17:19:34

Just thinking teasing...'Ya big Jesse!'...and Jesse can be percieved as quite feminine so a big personality would help imo@ iclaudius

JollyGolightly Sat 13-Apr-13 13:18:01

sibset

JollyGolightly Sat 13-Apr-13 13:17:32

Nickname- how about Ariella for another girl? I met a Talia and Ariella subset which I thought was just lovely.

JollyGolightly Sat 13-Apr-13 13:15:53

My boys have two of the less usual names mentioned here smile

On our list for a third son:
Ishmael
Jonah/Jonas
Ezekiel
Jedidiah
Zebulon
Ezra

Jude

Jacob and Micah.

Oh and Malachi.

iclaudius Sat 13-Apr-13 12:42:13

Mumcentreplus you seem quite certain about that?? Any reason?

TTC3, I've got a Jacob, Noah and Hannah.

I love Jonah and Ezra too but there are very few biblical names I don't like.

As for girls I like Rachel, Naomi and Keziah. With any luck we may use one of those for a number 5 in the future. My husband also liked Ariel for a girl but I worried too much about Little Mermaid links.

Delilahahaha Sat 13-Apr-13 00:13:53

I love Micah, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Isaac, Ishmael. Also Saul. Great name.

Asa
Simeon
Ethan
Jesse
Reuben

ttcnumero3 Fri 12-Apr-13 22:09:12

Nicknamegrief - I love Micah. It's on our very short shortlist. Can I ask what your other dc are called? And what girls names you like(d) as we are struggling? (Sorry for the wee hijack...)

yellowowl Fri 12-Apr-13 21:48:56

Jonah is the coolest bible name ever ! Love Elijah too.

Micah, said my-ker. Means to be like God.

Tis my 4ths name (all Old Testament here too).

WithASpider Fri 12-Apr-13 13:55:47

We have a friend with a 6m old Elijah, I love it even though it got a few hmm faces from family.

DS is Joel. If we ever have a DS2 DH wants to call him Gideon. (though that one is after the CSI character!)

SmellieWellies Fri 12-Apr-13 13:50:25

love Ezekiel also.

I saw the thread title and clicked on it just to say that I love Zephaniah. I also love Hezekiah and Ezekiel.

3boysgirlontheway Fri 12-Apr-13 02:55:39

Saul

ttcnumero3 Thu 11-Apr-13 23:12:05

Is Tobiah in the bible? Is it not Tobias?

xyla Wed 10-Apr-13 18:45:15

Tobiah is gorgeous.

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