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amother




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Post  Wed, Mar 04 2020, 11:14 pm
Looking for good English options for the following Hebrew names.

Adina
Ahuva
Leeba
Michal
Nechama
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singleagain




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Mar 04 2020, 11:16 pm
Nicky (Nicole) for nechama
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amother




cornflower
 

Post  Wed, Mar 04 2020, 11:16 pm
Michal very easily can be Michelle.
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amother




Honeydew
 

Post  Wed, Mar 04 2020, 11:26 pm
Adina - Adaline
Leeba - Libby or Leena
Michal - Michelle
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amother




Pumpkin
 

Post  Wed, Mar 04 2020, 11:29 pm
amother [ cornflower ] wrote:
Michal very easily can be Michelle.

Or Mikayla (Michaela)
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amother




cornflower
 

Post  Wed, Mar 04 2020, 11:30 pm
Leba can be Laura
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nchr




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Mar 04 2020, 11:32 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
Looking for good English options for the following Hebrew names.

Adina
Ahuva
Leeba
Michal
Nechama

I tried to pick names that either shared sounds or had the same type of feeling (as in could appeal to the appropriate crowd) or meaning.

Adina & Ahuva - Adel, Adeline, Avelina, Anabelle, Amelia, Olivia. I also think Amy has the same meaning as Ahuva and starts with the same letter.
If you want a trendier A name, you could do something like Arlo or Aubrey.

Leeba- Lily, Lilianna, Lila, Lucy, Lydia

Michal - Michelle, Millie, Myrtle would be more Boho, Meredith, Madelyn, Melody, Makayla (but I dont know if Jewish people use this), Mikelle (I know an MO woman with this name and her Hebrew name is Michal), Mia

Nechama - Natalie, Natalia, Nora/h,
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DrMom




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Mar 05 2020, 12:32 am
Adina - I'd just leave this as-is. Or maybe Audrey? Or Deana?
Ahuva - I'm stumped
Leeba - Libby, Lisa, Lia?
Michal - Michelle
Nechama - Nelly?
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amother




Olive
 

Post  Thu, Mar 05 2020, 1:47 am
Ahuva - Ava
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essie14




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Mar 05 2020, 2:34 am
amother [ OP ] wrote:
Looking for good English options for the following Hebrew names.

Adina
Ahuva
Leeba
Michal
Nechama

Adina I would leave.
Ahuva- ava
Leeba - Laura or Lina
Michal - Michelle
Nechama- nicole
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saw50st8




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Mar 05 2020, 7:22 am
amother [ OP ] wrote:
Looking for good English options for the following Hebrew names.

Adina
Ahuva
Leeba
Michal
Nechama



Are you planning to call your kids by their english names? If so, you don't have to "match" them. You don't have to match them either way of course.

My oldest is named after my father (Meir Pinchas / Melvyn Paul) but we couldn't agree on an english name with an M to call him so we decided to go with Logan.
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oneofakind




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Mar 05 2020, 10:22 am
Adina could stay or be Dina or Amanda
Leeba definitely Libby
Michal definitely Michelle
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amother




Ivory
 

Post  Thu, Mar 05 2020, 10:54 am
My Leeba is Libby on her birth certificate and legal documents

You can do Ava or Amy for ahuva (Amy means the same thing)
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amother




Saddlebrown
 

Post  Thu, Mar 05 2020, 10:58 am
My ahuva is actually named after an Amy but we chose to use Ava as her legal name. Just be aware that people don't always pronounce it consistently. Some say ah-vah and some say ay-vah.
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