Old Testament girl's name

(95 Posts)
ISeeIt Tue 08-Mar-16 21:04:16

We go for OT names to please both camps (DH is Jewish; I'm Christian) but I struggled to find one I liked for DD1 and now DD2 is on the way I need help! Any suggestions? Unusualish is good.

gnoomi Tue 08-Mar-16 21:07:14

Keziah? (One of Job's daughters)

Hushabyelullaby Tue 08-Mar-16 21:07:56

Naomi
Dinah
Delilah
Ruth
Abigail

treaclesoda Tue 08-Mar-16 21:09:36

Esther
Jemimah

Wafflenose Tue 08-Mar-16 21:09:39

Esther
Miriam
Eve

MyUsernameDoesntHaveNumbers Tue 08-Mar-16 21:11:22

Hephzibah!!!! (my name)

RJnomore1 Tue 08-Mar-16 21:11:56

Hannah
Sarah
Jezebel 😁

loopyloopster Tue 08-Mar-16 21:11:57

Keren
Jemimah
Miriam
Leah

Helenluvsrob Tue 08-Mar-16 21:12:41

Hephzibah !

Honestly I saw it on a tomb when I was looking for names for eldest.

bakeoffcake Tue 08-Mar-16 21:12:47

Esther
Abigail
Lydia
Naomi

zippyswife Tue 08-Mar-16 21:12:52

Sarah

treaclesoda Tue 08-Mar-16 21:14:05

Zillah

ISeeIt Tue 08-Mar-16 21:16:36

I like Esther but a friend has just used it for her baby (humph). I don't really like names ending with ah (I don't know why!) which cuts down the field somewhat. Although I guess Esther is nearly one! None of these is the one I don't think. Do I need to scour the old Book do you think?

TheBalefulGroke Tue 08-Mar-16 21:19:18

Abishag is lovely.
It means "My Father Strays" in hebrew, and she was a young woman that tended King David when he was elderly.

MidnightVelvetthe5th Tue 08-Mar-16 21:23:00

Rebecca

TheBalefulGroke Tue 08-Mar-16 21:23:56

Bathsheba means 'daughter of the oath'
Dorcas is 'gazelle'
Beulah is 'married'

Chorltonswheelies422 Tue 08-Mar-16 21:27:33

Ok not sure if it's Old Testament - Jerusha

Sprongpicnic Tue 08-Mar-16 21:27:47

Miriam?

ISeeIt Tue 08-Mar-16 21:29:05

That's the tricky thing about lots of OT names - the potential to shorten to a tease worthy NN. My DH will say no to Bath, Dork and Shag for sure! I like Beulah (breaking my ah rule), thanks!

MyUsernameDoesntHaveNumbers Tue 08-Mar-16 21:30:07

This will out me but my sisters are called
Zilpah
Beulah
Havilah
I am hephzibah
My parents like a 'theme'!
My brother is called David!

happyinherts Tue 08-Mar-16 21:32:39

Been said before, but I do like Ruth

ISeeIt Tue 08-Mar-16 21:33:25

Oo er maybe not, apparently the word in Hebrew is used to mean unchaste!

MidnightVelvetthe5th Tue 08-Mar-16 21:34:58

Mazella is Hebrew, not sure if it's ot though....it's my middle name

CocktailQueen Tue 08-Mar-16 21:36:58

Rebekah

TheBalefulGroke Tue 08-Mar-16 21:37:19

Jemima is 'dove'
Judith 'woman of Judea'
Keziah - 'cinnamon'
Keturah - 'incense'
Talitha - 'little girl'

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