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Makehumusnotwar




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 9:44 am
Yasmin (for a girl, obvs)

Yes, I am aware it has Persian origins.

But I really love it.

Yay or Nay?

ETA: Oh heck, I just remembered that its also the name of a birth control pill Sad
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tigerwife




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 10:11 am
Yeah, I was thinking of the pill, too.
It’s a pretty name. I like unique, so it would be a yes from me if it didn’t have other connotations.
Btw, love your screen name!
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amother




Slategray
 

Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 10:11 am
No. And I’m MO

Meaning it could be a secular name like Lisa or Michelle. But it’s not a Hebrew name
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Rappel




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 10:16 am
amother [ Slategray ] wrote:
No. And I’m MO

Meaning it could be a secular name like Lisa or Michelle. But it’s not a Hebrew name


Correction: it's Hebrew for Jasmine. If you would name a kid Shoshana or Vered, then it's just as legitimate.

OP, in Israeli society it is a lovely name, though as you said - overall Persian, and with no religious connotation per se.
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amother




Slategray
 

Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 10:17 am
Rappel wrote:
Correction: it's Hebrew for Jasmine. If you would name a kid Shoshana or Vered, then it's just as legitimate.

OP, in Israeli society it is a lovely name, though as you said - overall Persian, and with no religious connotation per se.


I didn’t know that. I guess it doesn’t seem to be a ‘Jewish’ name to me. If my kid had a Yasmin in her class I would think that her parents were Hispanic (I know many Hispanic people with that name) This is in NYC.
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amother




Blue
 

Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 10:18 am
I think it's a beautiful name! My cousin is Yasmin
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chanchy123




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 10:20 am
As Rappel said, it’s a common enough name in Israel (not very popular and a bit dated but I know at least one), actually sounds very Israeli to me.
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amother




Tangerine
 

Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 10:21 am
Apologize for hijacking the thread ... What about Tzofiya in the US?
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amother




Honeydew
 

Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 10:24 am
amother [ Slategray ] wrote:
I didn’t know that. I guess it doesn’t seem to be a ‘Jewish’ name to me. If my kid had a Yasmin in her class I would think that her parents were Hispanic (I know many Hispanic people with that name) This is in NYC.


Yes, it's Hebrew for Jasmin. But it's pronounced יסמין with a פתח י in Hebrew. Like Yosmin, not Yasmin.
I think it's a common name by the arabs.
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amother




Slategray
 

Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 10:26 am
amother [ Honeydew ] wrote:
Yes, it's Hebrew for Jasmin. But it's pronounced יסמין with a פתח י in Hebrew. Like Yosmin, not Yasmin.
I think it's a common name by the arabs.


Interesting . To me A patach WOULD be pronounced yasmin. A kumatz would be pronounced yosmin
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amother




Slategray
 

Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 10:27 am
amother [ Tangerine ] wrote:
Apologize for hijacking the thread ... What about Tzofiya in the US?


Definitely. Also often pronounced Sophia which is super popular
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chanchy123




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 10:30 am
I don’t know where you’re getting this Yosmin from, in modern Hebrew there is no difference between Kamatz and Patach, they both sound the same and it the name is pronanced Yasmeen (but I imagine spelled Yasmin).
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amother




Aqua
 

Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 10:30 am
I know a Yasmin, israeli, around 35 years old, MO, moroccan.
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amother




Tangerine
 

Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 10:31 am
amother [ Slategray ] wrote:
Definitely. Also often pronounced Sophia which is super popular


But isn’t Sophia a Greek name , and Tzofiya the Hebrew version.
Like on birth certificate I would put Sophia. But oficialy we would name Tzofiya .
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amother




Magenta
 

Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 10:34 am
No!
Many years ago I had a Persian student with that name ...
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amother




Emerald
 

Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 10:34 am
Reminds me of the SNL skit where a woman was suing a drug company for naming Seasonique after her daughter LOL
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amother




Slategray
 

Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 10:41 am
amother [ Tangerine ] wrote:
But isn’t Sophia a Greek name , and Tzofiya the Hebrew version.
Like on birth certificate I would put Sophia. But oficialy we would name Tzofiya .


Yes. Hebrew name Tzofiya. As you said
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Rappel




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 10:49 am
amother [ Honeydew ] wrote:
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I think it's a common name by the arabs.


The Arabic version is Yasmeena.
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Rappel




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 10:52 am
amother [ Tangerine ] wrote:
But isn’t Sophia a Greek name , and Tzofiya the Hebrew version.
Like on birth certificate I would put Sophia. But oficialy we would name Tzofiya .


Every Tsofiya I know is very pretty, and very intelligent. I also think it's a gorgeous name with a lot of depth to it. I've never met someone in the US name Tsofiya, but that doesn't mean there shouldn't be one.
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amother




Copper
 

Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 11:57 am
Interesting way to tell people about your BC fail
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