Abraham (nn Abe) Elijah (nn Eli) Zephaniah (nn Zeph or Zephy)
Or feel free to tell me they are all ludicrous/ hideous. We have another DS with an 'extreme end' biblical name (of a similar level to these) so wondering if people will think we have teleported back to 2000BC or are just ridiculously pretentious.
I have a Job (nn Joby) & a Caleb (also have a Theodore-Theo whose middle name is Christos). Considered Eli when having Caleb last year (not Elijah) & decided against it as in the story of Samuel Eli's decendants are doomed by God. I didn't name Job (I'm his second Mum) & although his first Mum named him for patience it can also mean persecuted...
Liked Abraham too (initial wouldn't have worked with our name). I also like Zaccheus (can't spell it though!) but knew another Zach.
I love Isaiah and Josiah but the only ones I have met are the children of ultra religious Americans and that puts me off as we are athiest English. I like the history and cultural connections of the names though.
I know both an Elijah & a Zephaniah under 2 & I know of an Abraham of a similar age. The names are rare but not off-the-wall or completely unheard of. Our DS1 may well have been Elijah if a close friend hadn't used it just weeks before he was born! Elijah is definitely the more common name at the moment - we have 2 under 2 in our church!
I love them all though. I did jokingly threaten to divorce DH & run off with someone who'd let me give my babies interesting names!