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amother




Seablue
 

Post Tue, Oct 19 2021, 10:18 am
amother [ Turquoise ] wrote:
Penina
Shoshana
Avi
Benny
Netanel
Yaakov


These names/pronunciations/nicknames Wouldn’t fly in Williamsburg.


I know a Penina in Williamsburg. And Avi? SO many Avis in Williamsburg.
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amother




Seablue
 

Post Tue, Oct 19 2021, 10:24 am
amother [ Green ] wrote:
This thread makes me very sad.
Shouldnt parents be allowed to name their kids whatever they want? With no pressure from their parents or the community?


I grew up in a Chassidish community where it's expected and accepted to name after grandparents, sometimes great aunts/uncles. It's not a written rule, it's just what's done. This most likely comes from war aftermath, when everyone wanted to name after members of their family who died in the war. And I guess it just stayed that way.

Also, in a community where a certain name isn't the typical, why would you want to name your child a certain way when he/she will be the only one at school with that name?
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amother




Mayflower
 

Post Tue, Oct 19 2021, 11:01 am
amother [ Seablue ] wrote:
I know a Penina in Williamsburg. And Avi? SO many Avis in Williamsburg.


Me too, I actually know quite a few kids named Penina in Williamsburg. And I think a couple of Shoshanas too.
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amother




Acacia
 

Post Tue, Oct 19 2021, 11:23 am
endlesslybaking wrote:
I love love love the name Hentcha. It's an old world polish nickname for the name Chana.
Sadly in my community it would have been considered way, waaay too weird.
But I would have loved to have a little Hentchy. I think in some chasidish circles it's more common..


Was the name of a relative of mine and she asked her family not to name anyone after her, she wanted her descendants to have Hebrew names
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amother




Yellow
 

Post Tue, Oct 19 2021, 1:15 pm
chanchy123 wrote:
I never heard of Todros being a Jewish name? Which community uses it?
I pretty sure I’ve only heard it used by Copts or Greek Orthodox

It’s in the Gemara. The fact that it isn’t used nowadays is my main strike against it…
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amother




Black
 

Post Tue, Oct 19 2021, 1:32 pm
rosesandlilies wrote:
that's not really the issue. At least for me personally. I would have less of an issue to name what I like than the fact that my child will have a (relative to my community) weird or unusual name. I wouldn't want to do it to them.


You're right to make this a consideration.
My parents gave us pretty cool and unusual names.
One sister loves her name, I'm more or less okay with mine, but my other sister adopted a different yet similar name because hers was just so unusual and a little hard to pronounce. All of our names are gorgeous and beautiful in meaning (though I'm not crazy over the sound of some), but if they're unheard of, there is potential for teasing or at least some level of discomfort.
Some kids can handle an unusual name, but an awkward kind of kid will just feel more awkward and different.
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amother




Mustard
 

Post Tue, Oct 19 2021, 1:41 pm
Someone I knew was very sick a few months ago and Rav Chaim Kanievsky said to add the name Todros and call them by Todros.

In the end he was niftar a few weeks later, but this was the first time I ever heard of it.
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LovesHashem




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Oct 19 2021, 1:45 pm
Lots of name that would stick out because they aren’t typical chareidi names.

Also some names are considered sefardi. Think Malachi, Hodaya, and others.

I just don’t want my kid to get bullied or not get into school because they have different names.
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amother




Watermelon
 

Post Tue, Oct 19 2021, 2:19 pm
Chaviva
my favorite name since I was a kid. But dh doesnt like it and wont name a daughter Chaviva
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amother




Seagreen
 

Post Tue, Oct 19 2021, 2:39 pm
I have a very unusual name and people ask me if that is my last name when I introduce myself I never met anyone with my name I get called by the wrong name all the time
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amother




Navyblue
 

Post Tue, Oct 19 2021, 2:49 pm
Alya- love it but dh thinks its too weird and different.
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jerusalem90




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Oct 19 2021, 4:34 pm
בת אור Bat-Ohr. Would be totally accepted by my Israeli community but my non Hebrew speaking American family would be like:

Battery?
Bat her?
Cookie batter?
Bought her?
Bother?
What?
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amother




Steelblue
 

Post Tue, Oct 19 2021, 4:40 pm
endlesslybaking wrote:
I love love love the name Hentcha. It's an old world polish nickname for the name Chana.
Sadly in my community it would have been considered way, waaay too weird.
But I would have loved to have a little Hentchy. I think in some chasidish circles it's more common..


I'm Chana, named after a Hentcha. Not sure about Polish though, she was Hungarian.
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amother




Cyan
 

Post Tue, Oct 19 2021, 4:58 pm
I love the -el names.

Ariella
Gavriel
Eliana

I'm past having kids, but I really wish I could name after my grandfathers. I miss them! They don't have fancy names, but I would have loved to have little versions of them running around.
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Sunsong




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Oct 19 2021, 9:20 pm
Binyamin.

Tzivia (I like names you can say in both Hebrew and English)

Chulda. Love her in Tanakh, but I really don't like the way the name sounds.
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amother




OP
 

Post Tue, Oct 19 2021, 9:29 pm
amother [ Strawberry ] wrote:
I think you're my sister haha

Hi Wink
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amother




OP
 

Post Tue, Oct 19 2021, 9:29 pm
jerusalem90 wrote:
בת אור Bat-Ohr. Would be totally accepted by my Israeli community but my non Hebrew speaking American family would be like:

Battery?
Bat her?
Cookie batter?
Bought her?
Bother?
What?

ooh
adding this one to my list
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amother




Honeysuckle
 

Post Tue, Oct 19 2021, 9:34 pm
Hi I'm another RaCHEL. I also don't like Rochel.
I was always called RaCHEL by teachers and friends.
People who don't know me well might call me Rochel. Or older ladies whom I wouldn't correct, like an a bubby-type colleague.
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shaqued_almond




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Nov 01 2021, 1:36 am
Never had a girl but there are all the girl names I like:
Miriam (Mimi)
Adiella
Shani (shuv nolad bat, if you have three girls)
Shalhevet
Bruria
Rufina (Rabbi akivas second wife, although I think rufina was a nickname)
Chana or Shaina (beautiful names but I know too many)

Boy names I like but never used:
Adiel
Rafael (my uncle's name who is alive and well)
Kalonymus (after the piazesna Rebbe)
Shlomo (I have another boy with a similar name)
Meir
Ishmael (the rasha soured this beautiful name)
Yochanan
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amother




Plum
 

Post Mon, Nov 01 2021, 3:09 am
shaqued_almond wrote:
Never had a girl but there are all the girl names I like:
Miriam (Mimi)
Adiella
Shani (shuv nolad bat, if you have three girls)
Shalhevet
Bruria
Rufina (Rabbi akivas second wife, although I think rufina was a nickname)
Chana or Shaina (beautiful names but I know too many)

Boy names I like but never used:
Adiel
Rafael (my uncle's name who is alive and well)
Kalonymus (after the piazesna Rebbe)
Shlomo (I have another boy with a similar name)
Meir
Ishmael (the rasha soured this beautiful name)
Yochanan

How does Shani = shuv nolda bat?
ש נ י
Not
ש נ ב
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