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Rebecca or Rebekah

(61 Posts)
mummytobemaybe Sat 18-Mar-17 21:18:51

Which spelling do you like?
Rebecca is more common whereas Rebekah is the Hebrew biblical way

MaisyPops Sat 18-Mar-17 21:24:19

Rebecca personally.

The only rebekah I know has eastern european parents.

Unless there's a herritage link, I'd always go for the common one. But that's just personal preference.

user1489577919 Sat 18-Mar-17 21:24:39

Rebekah if you're religious, Rebecca if you're not

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Sat 18-Mar-17 21:25:24

Rebecca. I want to like Rebekah but for some reason it looks spiky.

Itsmeitscathy Sat 18-Mar-17 21:28:57

As someone with a name that can be spelled multiple ways I vote Rebecca or they'll spend their life spelling it for people

HardcoreLadyType Sat 18-Mar-17 21:33:01

I prefer Rebekah, but I think most people would assume the Rebecca spelling, so that might make it a better choice.

(I have an ordinary name with an unusual spelling, and it's a PITA.)

Pootles2010 Sat 18-Mar-17 21:35:29

I'm the 'common' version - still have to spell it every time.

GrouchyKiwi Sat 18-Mar-17 21:37:09

I prefer my spiky spelling but it is a pain to always have to spell out my name.

PetalMettle Sat 18-Mar-17 21:56:52

My niece is a kah but that's because her parents are religious. I'd go for the common spelling

Sophronia Sat 18-Mar-17 21:59:04


Joeybee Sat 18-Mar-17 23:38:11

Rebecca...can't stand when people unnecessarily put k's in names, just looks common.

GrouchyKiwi Sun 19-Mar-17 00:00:57


SuperBeagle Sun 19-Mar-17 03:45:32

Rebecca, just because that's how everyone will assume it's spelt.

Unless the person spelling it is deeply religious, in which case they might assume Rebekah.

TwoDogs9 Sun 19-Mar-17 03:52:46

My middle name is Rebecca and I always wished it was spelt Rebekah!! 😢

KoalaDownUnder Sun 19-Mar-17 04:14:28

Rebecca...can't stand when people unnecessarily put k's in names, just looks common.

There's nothing 'unnecessary' about it, in this case - it's the original biblical spelling.

PetalMettle Sun 19-Mar-17 05:48:47

Rebecca...can't stand when people unnecessarily put k's in names, just looks common.

Even if you're too ignorant to know the original spelling the OP explains Rebekah is the biblical version

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 19-Mar-17 06:02:48


mathanxiety Sun 19-Mar-17 06:14:05

Rebekah - I wouldn't associate it with more religious families. I know three of all sorts of backgrounds. I prefer Katherine or Kathryn over Catherine too. I think I prefer the Ks for some reason.

PetalMettle Sun 19-Mar-17 06:18:52

I prefer Kathryn with a k too - the c is too soft to lead somehow

Pleasejustgetdressed Sun 19-Mar-17 06:41:45


Avioleta Sun 19-Mar-17 06:46:23

Unless you're particularly religious, I'd go with the more common spelling. My own name has a couple of ways to spell it - mine being the least common- and I spend my left correcting people. It's a small but persistent irritation.

Bumplovin Sun 19-Mar-17 06:50:42

I'm a Rebecca and I've always thought Rebekah was cooler there were 5 Rebecca's in my class however it was the 1980s and it was very popular I don't think there'd be so many in a class these days

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 19-Mar-17 07:43:02

Rebecca (Reba).

TalkingofMichaelAngel0 Sun 19-Mar-17 07:47:34

Rebekah. Id go for the original spelling. I wouldnt let having to spell it out bother you at all. Both verions now appear to be very common and either would probably need to spell it Occasionally.

rebeccalavelle12 Sun 19-Mar-17 07:51:45

Im Rebecca and usually have to spell it for people anyway. So id go for the version you like!!

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