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amother




Turquoise
 

Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 12:00 pm
Yasmins and Allegras, rise up! It's time to fight big pharma for your names!
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amother




Powderblue
 

Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 12:00 pm
Yasmin makes me think of Yasmin Bleeth, the actress from Baywatch.
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amother




Mauve
 

Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 12:02 pm
Hacham Obadiah Yosef’s wife was named Margalit
Isn’t that the name of a flower as well.
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BetsyTacy




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 12:58 pm
amother [ Mauve ] wrote:
Hacham Obadiah Yosef’s wife was named Margalit
Isn’t that the name of a flower as well.

I thought margalit was a gemstone, I think a pearl.
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amother




Tan
 

Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 1:10 pm
Sounds Muslim to me.
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amother




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Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 1:18 pm
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 .


Those two names sound similar but no relation to each other at all. Tzofiya is a legitimate hebrew name in its own right.

(Sorry off topic OP!)

I know a geoyres called Sarah Yasmina, that's her jewish name and her non Jewish name was Yasmin.
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amother




Amethyst
 

Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 1:25 pm
I've heard it used by both secular Israelis and Arabs, but not frum Jews.

I don't like that the second syllable which is the one with the stress, is "min".
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amother




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Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 2:08 pm
amother [ Powderblue ] wrote:
Yasmin makes me think of Yasmin Bleeth, the actress from Baywatch.

Me too!
When I was pregnant and we found out it was a girl, we started to throw around names. DH says Yasmin and I said no way. He say but it's his favorite name, he loves it, etc.
We live in Israel. No one would bat an eyelash. I know several frum parents who gave that name to their daughters. I just didn't care for it.
When DD was 2, we got neighbors with a newborn baby and that was her name!
I told DH that is as close as he will get to a DD named Yasmin LOL LOL
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amother




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Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 2:08 pm
amother [ Copper ] wrote:
Interesting way to tell people about your BC fail


People name their children after the city of their conception, so why not after the birth control?
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FranticFrummie




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 2:18 pm
Two pages in, and I can't believe no one has mentioned the Disney princess Jasmine, from the movie "Aladdin". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jasmine_(Disney_character)

If any of her peers have see the movie, she'll never hear the end of it.
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spelt




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 3:03 pm
I heard of a giyoret who chose the name Yasmin because she loved Jasmine from Aladdin. Mnay years later she went to a Rav because she wanted to change her name because she was embarrassed of the reason she chose it. The Rav said absolutely not! Yasmin is listed along with roses and many other fragrant woods as something you make a bracha on when smelling. So it is in the same category as the name shoshana - a beautiful creation in Hashem's world.
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bernadette




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 3:15 pm
amother [ Mauve ] wrote:
Hacham Obadiah Yosef’s wife was named Margalit
Isn’t that the name of a flower as well.

Margulis was a viznitz rebbetzin, there are plenty of Margulis named after her. It’s a pearl.
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Hashem_n_Farfel




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 3:20 pm
That’s my sisters name ahahaha
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amother




Floralwhite
 

Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 3:53 pm
Rappel wrote:
The Arabic version is Yasmeena.


And the Persian version is Yasemahn. (Yuh-seh-man, with a patach under the m, can't think of an English word that would rhyme with it)
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funkyfrummom




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 10:41 pm
Agreeing with others that the Hebrew pronunciation is YasMEEN. Obviously, yes a Hebrew name.

That said, in non-frum circles (secular world), it will always be pronounced Yasmin, rhymes with Jasmine. Isn't Jasmine the princess in Aladdin? That's what it makes me think of.

If you love the name, go for it. If you want a name that comes across as Jewish in the US, I think this Yasmin will have a different connotation.

(I work in a non-Jewish school... lots of experience with interesting/newer names of students.)
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Coke Slurpee




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Dec 02 2020, 10:54 pm
It's a beautiful name!

It reminds me of the 13th Doctor's companion Yasmin Kahn.
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amother




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Post  Thu, Dec 03 2020, 2:21 am
amother [ Copper ] wrote:
Interesting way to tell people about your BC fail


Ha. Now you know why I named dd Sponja.
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amother




Aubergine
 

Post  Thu, Dec 03 2020, 8:32 am
Which regular frum society? In the community I'm part of, nope. It wouldn't fly AT ALL. I'm in NY. Things in Israel may be different.
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amother




Salmon
 

Post  Thu, Dec 03 2020, 9:19 am
amother [ Copper ] wrote:
Interesting way to tell people about your BC fail


I was a bit more discreet. Ds is Itche Usher Dan, and our last name is Felsenfalkawitzenstein.

I'm going Amother for all you people who know my tzaddikel irl. Hi

Edited to add that I think the name Yasmin (Yasmine) is beautiful. I don't know any in my American community but if you and your husband love it - go for it!

Oh, I see my color is copper. How very appropriate.
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Another mom




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Dec 03 2020, 10:16 am
A beautiful and accepted name - I live in Israel
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