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.

Suzietwo Sun 05-May-13 21:38:43

Rebekah
Ruth

I ascrually really like ruth

Naomi
Hannah
Amaris

Suzietwo Sun 05-May-13 21:42:32

Hannah is nice

FrickingFedUp Sun 05-May-13 21:42:45

Bathsheba. Adore that name.

I love Miriam.

ProphetOfDoom Sun 05-May-13 21:47:31

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Suzietwo Sun 05-May-13 21:49:18

Delilah is awesome

Also love delores

jkklpu Sun 05-May-13 21:49:41

Really like Martha and Miriam
Leah?

magpie2 Sun 05-May-13 21:51:02

Deborah (Debbie)

PenelopePortrait Sun 05-May-13 21:51:52

Hepzibar

Ruprekt Sun 05-May-13 21:51:57

Joanna
Abigail
Rebekah
Lydia
Esther

cathpip Sun 05-May-13 21:54:02

Kesia, not sure if that's the right spelling and I do believe its biblical.

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Rachael

Miriam

Delilah

Mary

Judith

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Caladria Sun 05-May-13 21:57:17

YY to Hepzibah

BeanoNoir Sun 05-May-13 21:57:49

I thought Esther too.

nannyof3 Sun 05-May-13 21:58:04

Tahlia

steppemum Sun 05-May-13 21:58:58

Tirzah
Micah
Lydia
Priscilla

Aboxofmaltesers Sun 05-May-13 21:59:42

Thanks for the suggestions, sadly several, including Bathsheba and Hephzibah, have been vetoed by DH. I like Tabitha, Martha and Phoebe but there seems to be quite a lt of new babies locally with those names. Keep them coming, because she going to need a name! smile

Suzietwo Sun 05-May-13 22:06:29

Tahlia, also

Adina
Leah
Jemima
Naomi
Phoebe
Shiloh
Selah
Joanna
Susannah
Hadassah
Tamara
Tabitha

PenelopePortrait Sun 05-May-13 22:09:16

Hebe

steppemum Sun 05-May-13 22:10:04

Miriam is awesome. The Bible says she was one of the leaders of Isreal
alongside Moses and Aaron. I particularly like that!!

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

Aboxofmaltesers Mon 06-May-13 20:16:48

Loads of really lovely suggestions.
Penelopeportrait , yep you'd be right... How can we be happily married when we have such opposite taste and opinions?
theherringscreams Athaliah is more my cup of tea and DH didn't pull a face, so we might have a name for our short list! Thanks
Do you think it is too similar to Elijah though?
Thanks all for your suggestions.

InkleWinkle Mon 06-May-13 20:49:35

I like Lois.

telsa Tue 07-May-13 10:48:14

Zipporah or Ziporah

Love this name!

Jemima - youngest daughter of Job. Also, Hebrew for "dove".

saycheeeeeese Tue 07-May-13 10:58:50

I know a little girl called Zillah pronounced z-eye-la...it's really pretty and rhymes well with Elijah!

Empress77 Tue 07-May-13 11:01:48

Asha (Happy)
Tamar

FreedomOfTheTess Tue 07-May-13 12:44:45

It isn't Biblical, but what about Bethia, which is the English form of the Hebrew name Batya? It means 'daughter of God'.

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