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charitygirl Wed 09-Jul-08 13:43:44

Or is 'Ichabod' an acceptable name for fortchcoming son?

We want a Jewish/Hebrew name to go with surname so alternatives welcome, but not Joel/Jacob/Ethan/Caleb etc.

Ichabod just appeals! But why?

nooka Wed 09-Jul-08 13:47:19

Makes me think of Dr Suess "Ichabod is itchy". It's a bit way out there! But then dd would have been Ezra if she hadn't been a girl.

totalmisfit Wed 09-Jul-08 13:50:15

erm have you seen Sleepy Hollow?

minouminou Wed 09-Jul-08 13:55:02

Crikey o'reilly
Dont. Do. It.
Ichabod is too far for even me.
Malachi's a good'un, though.

HonoriaGlossop Wed 09-Jul-08 14:08:04

ooh, how lovely! At school he can be 'Icky' for short! How pleased he will be! How he will laugh along with his schoolchums!


Twelvelegs Wed 09-Jul-08 14:08:46

I don't like it sorry.

charitygirl Wed 09-Jul-08 14:40:54

LOL at HonoriaGlossop...that had crossed my mind!

Malachi is lovely, minou, I often mull it over but then others tell me I being ridiculous. Ezra also cool actually.

I know Sleepy Hollow not great precedent of course.

'Frank' is still out in front I think then - not Hebrew I know but goes great with surname.

Thanks chaps.

Comerscroft Wed 09-Jul-08 17:22:02

Ichabod means 'The glory has departed' and refers to when the Ark of the Covenant was captured by the Philistines (Samuel) -- Wikiedia.

DarthVader Wed 09-Jul-08 17:27:50

Malachi is quite popular in these parts, not odd at all!

Ichabod will get a lot of teasing at school I would think though

MsDemeanor Wed 09-Jul-08 17:29:08

Ezra acceptable, so is Malachi.
Ichabod? Oh no.

Comerscroft Wed 09-Jul-08 17:32:17

On a lighter note, other possibly unfortunate nicknames might include:

'Ickie Dickie'
'Picky Ickie

expatmama Wed 09-Jul-08 17:34:34

How about Levi?

herewegoagain02 Wed 09-Jul-08 17:46:45

Oh yeah, Matthew McConaughhey named his new baby boy Levi, I think it means joined or united. Malachi is a lovely name too.

FlirtyThirty Wed 09-Jul-08 18:30:51

I think it's dreadful - sorry!

bikerunski Wed 09-Jul-08 19:46:05

Think it's the type of name that sounds better to doting parents than anyone else.

Reuben, Benjamin, Adam?

I'm liking Levi too.

chandellina Wed 09-Jul-08 19:57:05

some sort of pregnancy-induced madness? sorry but the nicknames are just too awful!

scanner Wed 09-Jul-08 19:59:14

Saul is another good one.

SSSandy2 Wed 09-Jul-08 20:07:41

Jewish boys names

Eliezer? Looks quite strong to me though not sure how it is pronounced

SSSandy2 Wed 09-Jul-08 20:09:15

sorry here

schneebly Wed 09-Jul-08 20:11:22

erm no don't do it. Lot sof other lovely suggestoins on here though! Saul and Levi are lovely.

SSSandy2 Wed 09-Jul-08 20:14:46

Hebrew names
There's so much on this site though, I find it a bit daunting to tackle.

MingMingtheWonderPet Wed 09-Jul-08 20:15:17


SoMuchToBits Wed 09-Jul-08 20:16:03

Well, I'm going to suggest my usual, which is Ozias, which was used a lot in previous generations of my family. Very old testament, and unusual, but don't think too embarrassing (although lots of people will now come along and tell me otherwise!)

Boco Wed 09-Jul-08 20:18:14

<<drums fingers and waits for MMJ>>

artichokes Wed 09-Jul-08 20:21:03


go for reuben, eli (or elias), itai.

i like malachi too.

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