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OMG - think i have found my perfect girls name

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tummytickler Sat 20-Jun-09 22:36:10

It is Shiphrah (shee-frah)>
What do you think. I have been doing some searching, and dh is mad about miriam so i was looking for something better . . . and i love it!
Does it go with Eli, Amos, Pearl adn Iris?

moondog Sat 20-Jun-09 22:37:06


tummytickler Sat 20-Jun-09 22:37:10

Oh - it is Jewish obviously!
She was a midwife in the OT which is very fitting with my career choice also!

BananaFruitBat Sat 20-Jun-09 22:38:03


GossipMonger Sat 20-Jun-09 22:38:05


hereidrawtheline Sat 20-Jun-09 22:38:15

I was just going to say you sound so excited if you think it is the perfect girls name dont tell anyone!

brimfull Sat 20-Jun-09 22:38:17

everyone will call her ship-ra

daisyj Sat 20-Jun-09 22:39:50

Yes, very pretty name and definitely goes with the others. I prefer the spelling Shifrah, though, but that's just me being picky.

TheCrackFox Sat 20-Jun-09 22:39:56

Prefer Miriam.

tummytickler Sat 20-Jun-09 22:40:21

ggirl - surely everyone is not that stupid!
herei - i dont think anyone is going to want to steal it judgeing by these reactions!grin

tummytickler Sat 20-Jun-09 22:41:29

daisyj - is Shifrah legit - i might do a check, it does look prettier!

Sidge Sat 20-Jun-09 22:41:40

I prefer Miriam by a mile.

PacificDogwood Sat 20-Jun-09 22:43:32

I like the way it looks written down, but said out loud sounds a bit like "Chiffre" = Baddie in latest Bond grin.
Like all your other names.

StayFrosty Sat 20-Jun-09 22:43:41

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ReneRusso Sat 20-Jun-09 22:44:37

sorry, prefer Mirian too

BananaFruitBat Sat 20-Jun-09 22:45:44

So I'm stupid am I?


tummytickler Sat 20-Jun-09 22:47:56

Banana - blush
but i dont believe you grin - i did say how it was pn!

MadBadandDangerousToKnow Sat 20-Jun-09 22:47:56

I don't think it goes with the other names, no. It's too obscure - you'll spend years saying "Shiphrar, Yes, s-h-i-p-h-r-a-r, she was a midwife in the Old Testament, you know".

Miriam is a beautiful name.

daisyj Sat 20-Jun-09 22:47:59

I think so - Google comes up with that spelling. I'm not sure how it would be spelt in Hebrew (i.e. with the letter that represents a p(h) or the one that represents an f, if that makes sense). Either way, I reckon with transliteration it's your personal choice, so you could go with which ever you preferred.

MaggieBeau Sat 20-Jun-09 22:48:06

Miriam is lovely.

My perfect girl's name is Juliet. I only realised that after my two children were named.

MaggieBeau Sat 20-Jun-09 22:49:36

ps Miriam is much more in the style of your other children's names.

lagaanisace Sat 20-Jun-09 22:49:45

Lovely. It's great when you just know about a name, isn't it?

BananaFruitBat Sat 20-Jun-09 22:49:58

I did read it as Ship-ra first. blush

Thunderduck Sat 20-Jun-09 23:32:50

Miriam is much nicer.

jabberwocky Sat 20-Jun-09 23:40:47

I like the other spelling much better. Miriam is quite lovely too.

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