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Please widen my horizons of biblical names!

(59 Posts)
BumpPlus2 Tue 24-May-11 15:56:42

I love names like Lucas, Micah, Noah, Seth, Saul, Cassian, Balthazar...but I am struggling to find 'the one' for DC3. Girls names are sorted but I have 2 DS's (with biblical/Hebrew names) so am thinking it's more than likely this one will be my hat trick baby so I really need to find a name! Please help me with lots of suggestions!

freesias Tue 24-May-11 16:21:49

jeremiah nn jem if we ever ds5 he will be this
silas
gabriel
amos
jonah
elijah
bartholomew

thisisyesterday Tue 24-May-11 16:24:22

my top biblical names atm are:

Asa
Gabriel
Josiah
Isaac
Silas
Raphael

freesias Tue 24-May-11 16:26:53

barak is a biblical name if i'm not mistaken
ebenezer
emmanuel
ethan
samson
nathaniel
zebulon
zechariah
ezekiel
titus but probably too cruel

not sure if these are the sort of things your looking for

BumpPlus2 Tue 24-May-11 16:28:03

Thanks ladies! smile

Some GREAT ideas here!

LOVE Gabriel but not mad on Gabe as nn.

Already used Isaac as a mn...but there are some shortlist possibilities already! grin

5inthebed Tue 24-May-11 16:32:08

Aaron,
Daniel,
Samuel

nocake Tue 24-May-11 16:45:46

I think Methuselah is due a revival.... maybe? grin

BumpPlus2 Tue 24-May-11 16:53:20

Hmmmm not sure nocake although I love Meth/Meths as a nn wink

CPtart Tue 24-May-11 16:54:51

I have an Adam and a Luke. Aso like Isaac and Jacob.

grubbalo Tue 24-May-11 16:56:11

I love Elijah but I'm not allowed it as is "too" religious bearing in mind we already have one bible name apparently!!

BumpPlus2 Tue 24-May-11 17:02:39

Thanks (so far) again smile

I must say I am more of a fan of the lesser syllabled names...Samson, Ethan, Elijah etc and although the more well known (Isaac, Jacob) are lovely I am looking for something a little bit different.

You have all been a great help so far....and nocake has made me chuckle x

thisisyesterday Tue 24-May-11 17:16:01

Ezra?
Seth?

mich54321 Tue 24-May-11 18:24:09

Adam
Jacob
Aaron
Jonah
Luke
Daniel
Matthew
Noah

squeak2392 Tue 24-May-11 18:45:16

Caleb
Ezekiel
Zachary
John
Thomas
Peter
Simon
Joshua
Levi
Matthew
Samuel

Might have been a little creative with the origin of some of those, not sure.

raindroprhyme Tue 24-May-11 18:47:59

joseph, caleb, Seth, Asher, Dan, Elias, Eli

BellaBearisWideAwake Tue 24-May-11 18:48:55

I have a Seth and a Jonah

raindroprhyme Tue 24-May-11 18:58:31

Judah,
Kenaz,
Laban,
Lamech,
Reuben,
Salomen
Sampson
saul
Silas
Asa
Asaph
Azal
Bartholomew
Benroy
benson
Ceaser

raindroprhyme Tue 24-May-11 18:59:03

Elim

raindroprhyme Tue 24-May-11 19:00:52

just found my list, i have a Joseph, Caleb, and Seth. Caleb was goign to be Jacob and Seth was goign to be Elias but didn't suit once they arrived.

said Tue 24-May-11 19:02:24

Asher and Jesse are my all time (for today) favorite names

oooggs Tue 24-May-11 19:03:00

Zephaniah
Barnabas
Joel

friend has these 3 names for her 3 boys

PorkChopSter Tue 24-May-11 19:07:25

Elijah
Josiah
Gideon - I have one of these grin There are infinite possibilities for nicknames. The responses from other people have been varied - the best was a very loud "HA shock" followed by "how fantastic wink" - with more than one person saying they had considered it but not been brave enough to use it. Isaac was our no.1 choice - I'm so glad we changed our minds.

peacemoon Tue 24-May-11 19:08:28

I have a Seth,Jared and Saul (& an Eve). I love biblical names as you can tell! But I also liked Ezra,Elijah and Eli.and hundreds more!

CappuccinoCarrie Tue 24-May-11 19:19:45

I know a Gideon, Elijah and Josiah and a couple of Judes. We have had Caleb on our list every time, and my all time favourite name is Joel which is increasingly popular. Simeon is also a lovely name and was a dude in the Bible.

raindroprhyme Tue 24-May-11 19:34:56

It turned out really special that we called our Caleb that and not Jacob because of the meaning and who he was in the bible.
sometimes worth havign a flick through the bible rather than picking one out of thin air.

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