Inspiration needed.... A biblical name for the sister of Elijah

(57 Posts)
Aboxofmaltesers Sun 05-May-13 21:37:30

I'm a bit stuck for ideas really, got a boys list as long as your arm.
I would love an unusual biblical girls name, unfortunately my boring conservative DH will not agree to something really different.
I've trawled the usual baby name websites to no avail....
All suggestions welcome, thanks.

PenelopePortrait Sun 05-May-13 22:12:17

Hagar

Esther and Ruth are favourites of mine.

PenelopePortrait Sun 05-May-13 22:15:03

Miriam was Moses sister I think.

I still love Hephzibar but if your DH has vetoed that, then he won't like Yoshabel? (Moses wife).

stiffstink Sun 05-May-13 22:16:19

Not Delilah! Elijah and Delilah?!

Susannah (there are variants, like Susanna, Suzanna etc; however) is a pretty name.

Myra is biblical.

Talitha (nn, if wanted, could be Tally or Thea?)

Tamara

Zemira

FairPhyllis Sun 05-May-13 22:22:33

Junia
Esther
Tamar
Abigail
Deborah
Tabitha
Judith
Eunice
Jemima
Lydia
Priscilla
Joanna
Martha
Naomi

Athalia/h is a Biblical name to. Keziah is a more daring name.

Badvoc Sun 05-May-13 22:28:48

Salome
Jezebel

Shoshannah is an alternative for Susannah.

Ada?

FairPhyllis Sun 05-May-13 22:35:07

Dinah/Dina/Deena
Leah

Maybe you could consider some Hebrew girls' names for something a bit more unusual?

Tova
Yael
Eliana
Gabriella
Ilana
Rina
Talia

PaleHousewifeOfCumbriaCounty Sun 05-May-13 22:36:21

My Elijah has a sister called Scarlett smile

Pendipidy Sun 05-May-13 22:39:32

What about keren? Not Karen, Keren. My sister name actually, only once met another. She was one of jobs daughters x

steppemum Sun 05-May-13 22:48:05

Yes Miriam was Moses and Aaron's sister

ProphetOfDoom Sun 05-May-13 23:29:41

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Susannah is lovely.
I have a Naomi and it's a conservative but fairly uncommon name, I think.
Ishbel
Sarah
Rachel

ProphetOfDoom Sun 05-May-13 23:38:50

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raisah Mon 06-May-13 06:22:24

Elizabeth
Sarah
Rachael
Mary

Hazel
Eve
Jedidah
Jemima
Sapphira
Noa

cheekbyjowl Mon 06-May-13 08:07:13

Lois (2 timothy)
Lydia
Eve
Anna
Rehab (a prostitute but a faithful one)...

BNmum Mon 06-May-13 08:16:51

Claudia (may not like meaning but a beautiful name)
Delilah
Eden
Eunice
Jemimah
Julia
Lydia
Olive
Sarai

KittenofDoom Mon 06-May-13 11:29:36

Persis
Tryphena
Tryphosa
Dorcas
Keturah

grin at Rehab ....

Hannah
Sarai
Tamar
Esther
Miriam
Ruth
Keturah (Abraham's wife)
Judith
Rachel
Leah
Zilpha/Zilpah
Dinah

cheekbyjowl Mon 06-May-13 12:54:07

Oh woops. Rahab not rehab...smile its like calling your child the priory or betty ford

Bakingtins Mon 06-May-13 19:17:36

Glad it wasn't Rehab wink

I like Naomi, Phoebe, Lois, Lydia, Esther.

Miriam is really pretty but it means 'bitter' which put me off.

thermalsinapril Mon 06-May-13 19:23:55

Eve
Theodora

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