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AlwaysHoldingOnToStarbug Sun 25-Nov-12 20:54:40

I have a Caleb and Reuben so I think they're great! The meaning of Caleb didn't put me off.

I also love Elijah, Saul, Joel, Barnabas and Nathaniel.

I'm not so good at girls names but I think Rachel is lovely.

Tincletoes Sun 25-Nov-12 17:35:22

I have an Isaac, and had we gone biblical with no2 he would have been Elijah.

CaptainBarnaclesDaddyman Sun 25-Nov-12 08:16:54

Judas? Not many of them around grin

vamosbebe Sun 25-Nov-12 08:03:31

Here in Spain Noa (no H) is a girl's name - a possibility? I love it but DH thinks it's a bit odd - and he's the Spaniard!! Jesus is also popular, but perhaps not for UK. Xavier is lovely and was on our list for DS but the nn here is Xavi pronounced 'chavvy' so, er, no!

timetomoveon Sun 25-Nov-12 07:59:14

I have a Zachariah.

Am currently expecting ds2. From last time, we considered Ezekiel, Noah and Nathaniel. This time we're considering Joshua, Benjamin, Reuben and Elijah. We also like Ethan.

Have never thought about girls names, so can't help there!

sashh Sun 25-Nov-12 07:15:59

Solomon, David, Philip, Jude Gabriel

Hannah, Sara, Mary, Ann

WankbadgersBreakfast Sun 25-Nov-12 05:49:42

Solomon, Isaiah, Samson, Elishah, Pilate, Thaddeus, Gideon, Jonah, Jacob, Hezekiah, Eliakam, Shebna, Joah, Job, Amoz, Jeremiah, Zedekiah, Nebuchanezzar, Ezekiel, Noah, Daniel, Abraham

Zipporah, Hadassah/Esther, Mary, Rebecca, Rachel, Sarai, Sarah

MrsRajeshKoothrappali Sun 25-Nov-12 05:06:03

I have a Zacharias.

Wanted an older, traditional name which wasn't overused.

Although when he was born and I told people his name many people went catsbum-mouth and said; "Oh, that's very modern .....!"


I also really, really love Reuben. If I ever have another boy that's the name I'll be using.

Also like Delilah.

Ebb Sat 24-Nov-12 21:44:13

Martha and Reuben

coldcupoftea Sat 24-Nov-12 21:00:06

Nathaniel is my all time favourite boys name. I also think Peter and Daniel are lovely and under-used.

ConfusedandBemused Sat 24-Nov-12 20:55:25

Oh Isaiah and Isaac are nice together

ConfusedandBemused Sat 24-Nov-12 20:54:59

Ezekiel and Tabitha

Rhubarbgarden Sat 24-Nov-12 20:54:31

Why do you want a biblical name if not for religious reasons?

Ruththetooth Sat 24-Nov-12 16:56:05

I like Eli. I did like Caleb too until I found out that it means 'dog'. I think it meant in terms of loyalty but even so, it put me off.

Nicknamegrief Sat 24-Nov-12 16:44:40

Micah, Ezra, Joshua, Benjamin, Elijah, Eli, Asher, Dan, Asa, James, Joseph, Abel, Nathaneal, Phillip, Simon, Peter, Paul, Saul, Samuel, David, Malachi, and some more ..

Keziah, Jemima, hannah, Bethany, Ariel, Ruth, Sarah, Sariah, Abigail, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Anna, Tirzah, Mara, Dinah, susannah, Lois, Eunice, Bathsheba, Shiloh and so on

You might want to check out the stories first as some of them aren't so nice.

PuppyMonkey Sat 24-Nov-12 16:41:49

Zebedee grin

exoticfruits Sat 24-Nov-12 16:41:13

Forgot Adam and Eve.

exoticfruits Sat 24-Nov-12 16:40:52

Sarah, Rebecca, Naomi, Ruth
James, Andrew, Jonathan, David.

noisytoys Sat 24-Nov-12 16:31:36

Caleb for boy, Deborah for girl

anniewoo Sat 24-Nov-12 16:31:30

Chloe and Mary ( New Testament)

MadStaringEyes Sat 24-Nov-12 16:29:35

I have an Ethan and an Alexander, according to a friend, both appear (though Alexander very briefly) in the bible.

Ruththetooth Sat 24-Nov-12 16:24:24

Jumping the gun a bit as not even pregnant yet ... as far as I know. Currently TTC DC2 and already have a DS called Isaac. Been looking for name inspiration and was looking for something that is also biblical (not for religious reasons). For boys I can only think of Adam, Noah and Jacob, which are all great names, but would like something less popular. For girls, I like Martha and Phoebe but would appreciate other suggestions.

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