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Please - Any suggestions on Christian names for babies - Boys & Girls

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Mama2b5 Wed 21-Oct-09 21:11:32

Hi just would like some ideas of Christian names for unborn child - Boys and girls.
I have thoughts of some but cant find a balance for me and DH to be happy with.

AMumInScotland Wed 21-Oct-09 21:18:23

Hi - do you mean ones which are very specifically Christian then?

I guess for boys the apostles would be the obvious ones - Peter, Paul, Matthew, Andrew, Thomas... err... memory gives up at that point, since you wouldn't want Judas... Joseph is nice too.

Girls in the NT - Mary, Martha, Elizabeth

OT - Joshua, Samuel, David, Saul
Rebecca, Hannah, Sarah

GrimmaTheNome Wed 21-Oct-09 21:20:28

Ruth, Naomi and Miriam are nice too.

Bible is stuffed with good names (plus a few stinkers like Hepzibah and Haggai grin)

AMumInScotland Wed 21-Oct-09 21:26:08

here's a website but I think it's very American... I doubt "Memphis" is going to be a popular UK name anytime soon...

Waswondering Wed 21-Oct-09 21:31:45

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Pinkfluffyslippers Wed 21-Oct-09 21:35:10

I named DD "Elizabeth" before she was born. After she was born I discovered that St Elizabeth's saints day is November 5th - which is the day I had my first scan.

When considering names for DD my mum got out a book of dogs names for ideas.... shock Do not resort to this!!


Mama2b5 Wed 21-Oct-09 21:40:48

Hi thanks for the comments and names - i am after strong biblical names in which has strong meanings! we have had so many babies born in our church, so all names are gone and i would love something that when i call my child - 20 people don't turn and look!wink

MrsBadger Wed 21-Oct-09 21:47:25


ja9 Wed 21-Oct-09 21:48:10

what names are out? ie have been used already?

ja9 Wed 21-Oct-09 21:52:38

eli, timothy, thomas, reuben, levi, jacob,


MrsBadger Wed 21-Oct-09 21:56:19

There are some cracking Hebrew names too - more often found on Jewish babies these days but still very biblical


MrsBadger Wed 21-Oct-09 21:57:51


Mama2b5 Wed 21-Oct-09 22:03:10

hi - yes the usual ones are over used -
michael, joshua, celab,nathan, daniel, gabrielle,matthew,samual,naomi,sarah,hope,davidgrace,mikiel,emmauelle,joy,elizabeth, mary.etc

clearly i would like a name in which my chid doesnt have to keep spelling it because its hard for others to but as that i wanted a name thats not be used before or not so much! i have some many others, but its a big church and way to many names to mention! Bless you for the efforts!

ja9 Wed 21-Oct-09 22:19:06

so have we posted any so far you are interested in?

GhoulishFan Fri 23-Oct-09 00:52:50

Aaron, Abigail, Anna, Bethany, Bethan, Caleb, Eden, Elijah, Elisha, Esther, Ethan, Ezra, Hannah, Isaac, Jacob, James, Jemima, Jesse, Joanna, Jochbed, Joel, Josiah, Jonathan, Jude, Leah, Lydia, Mark, Martha, Mary, Micah, Miriam, Naomi, Nathan, Nathaniel, Noah, Peter, Phoebe, Philip, Rachel, Rebekah / Rebecca, Ruth, Simeon, Simon, Stephen, Susanna(h), Tabitha, Thomas, Timothy, Tobiah, Zachariah / Zechariah, Zacchaeus

Geocentric Fri 23-Oct-09 01:03:51

Theresa, Magdalena. Maybe two names together like Mary Ann?

Mama2b5 Fri 23-Oct-09 06:15:11

Im praying for God to let me know what i should call this child!smile

Thanks for all your wonderful efforts!(especially Ja9 and GF) i do believe its so more then a name and dont want to pick the incorrect one, the MEANING of the name is also extremely important to us!grin

jocie Thu 29-Oct-09 20:45:32

hi, i was the same, wanted very strong biblical names but wanted them to be unusual(my husband did'nt really)
I liked Ethan, Jared, Josiah, Josias, Joses,
Aiden, Finnian, Jed, Rueben,
Eliva, Natalia, Lucia, Felicity, Celeste, Sariel, Kyria.
Hope some of these help.
I spent ages on the internet researching unusual biblical/christian names.blush

ja9 Thu 29-Oct-09 20:49:59

is ethan biblical? really?

ja9 Thu 29-Oct-09 20:50:39

jocie did you use any of them?

choosyfloosy Thu 29-Oct-09 20:57:42

Boys- Malachi, Joel, Elijah, Peter, or a new favourite of mine - Linus?

Girls - Tamar, Miriam, Deborah, Susannah? I also loved Magdalena posted above.

jocie Thu 29-Oct-09 21:07:39

yes ethan is biblical, the name is found in 1 Kings, 1 Chronicals and 'Ethan' wrote Psalm 89!( We used that one as we only knew of 1 other Ethan although since then we have come across loads hence why we went a little more unusual second time around with Jared which is found in Genisis 5)

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