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Hephzibah

115 replies

Chunkamatic · 23/01/2008 23:12

We have just been discussing girls names... even though we're convinced we are having a boy!

Think we have decided on Martha Edith, but we both really love the name Hephzibah... it's a hebrew name that means something like 'my delight is in her'. It would be shortened to Effie or Eppie, but we're not sure we're brave enough.

Your thoughts please.....

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Lubyloo · 23/01/2008 23:19

I like Effie but not Eppie or Hephzibah I'm afraid. I always think of Hepzibah in Carrie's War.

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Lubyloo · 23/01/2008 23:19

Really like Martha though!

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moondog · 23/01/2008 23:20

Why not?
It's cool.

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PaulaYatesBiggestFan · 23/01/2008 23:22

hepzibah is adorable

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SorenLorensen · 23/01/2008 23:26

I had a trainee midwife when I was giving birth to ds2 who was called Hepzibah - all the other midwives called her Hep (in the throes of labour I couldn't figure out what it was short for so asked her the next day). She was lovely.

Have to say I prefer Martha though

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duchesse · 23/01/2008 23:29

Carrie's War. Lovely name.

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hatrick · 23/01/2008 23:29

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expatinscotland · 23/01/2008 23:30

I went to school with a girl called Hephzibah. She was from Africa and very cool.

I like it.

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roisin · 23/01/2008 23:36

A mate at school was called Hepzibah. We called here Heppie.I like it

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fingerwoman · 23/01/2008 23:38

I had Martha on my names list, it's fab.
love hephzibah too

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1dilemma · 23/01/2008 23:41

Hatrick where did you get that name?!!!
Not so sure about Hephzibah (might grow on me though)

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ItsNeverTooEarlyForPopcorn · 23/01/2008 23:42

Bless you! - did you not just sneeze?

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hatrick · 23/01/2008 23:43

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Janni · 23/01/2008 23:48

Love Martha. She'll certainly get noticed if you call her Hepzibah. Depends if that's what you want.

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1dilemma · 23/01/2008 23:59

Family name, only come across it once or twice before, I have my eye on it just waiting to have the dd!! Do you know what you're having?

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Gingerbear · 24/01/2008 00:00

Martha Edith is lovely. Can't even pronounce Hepzibah. Think of her trying to spell it as she grows up, and having to (tediously) spell it out to everyone as an adult.

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hatrick · 24/01/2008 00:02

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fingerwoman · 24/01/2008 00:03

I am a Claire and I have to tediously spell my name out too. and my relatively common surname

so don't let that put you off

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chopchopbusybusy · 24/01/2008 00:05

Hepzibah was also the name of the little girl in Silas Marner. Not sure about it myself. I do like Martha though.

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fortyplus · 24/01/2008 00:31

I went to school with a girl called Hepzibah. Is Hephzibah really a 'correct' spelling?

I think it would sound a bit affected if you yelled it

Ohhhh HEP - Ziii - BAHHHH! Come here darling!

Can you imagine the looks?

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1dilemma · 24/01/2008 00:34

SO do you have boys names, I think your dds have quite funky names?! so I guess that makes it harder! Remind me when you're due, are you August? How old will dd3 be then?

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hatrick · 24/01/2008 00:45

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1dilemma · 24/01/2008 00:50

Agree re boys names we've run out!
Noah vv nice Saul v nice others obv. all lovely too just prefer the first 2. Abel now just makes me think of veg I'm afraid! Johnny good too, told ds1 the other day every family has a John (they do somewhere I'm convinced!!)

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KrippledKerryMum · 24/01/2008 00:54

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