Help with NAMES! Time is running out!

Melinda - posted on 02/04/2012 ( 51 moms have responded )

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We have two children, Caleb Gary and Josiah Frederick (Old Testament first name, family middle name), and our third child is scheduled to arrive on the 29th of this month! If our "little pickle" is a girl, her middle name will be Janet (after my late mother), but we have NO idea for a first name! If this is our third boy, we were contemplating the name Elias Sears (hubby's late best friends middle name) or Elias David (hubby's brothers name), but we aren't sold on those names either. Please help!

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Tessa - posted on 03/02/2012

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I love biblical names Jesse for a boy and Hannah for a girl. You can also get your Bible, make a prayer to help you find the perfect name which you will both like and then open a page - see what name comes out especially for you straight from the Bible.

Victoria - posted on 02/22/2012

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My Finance & I had lost our daughter on New Years Eve of 2010. We were going to Call her Ava Marie, Ava first Name and Marie Middle Name this name just came to me the Minute I found out I was pregnant. I just Knew I was carrying a girl in my womb. If it was a Boy. Possibly Thomas, Ethan, Caden, Though I knew it was a Girl and I was right.

Becky - posted on 02/13/2012

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We have a Jonathan, which I think sounds good with both middle names you have picked out. My favorite girl Bible name has always been Rachel.

Yvette - posted on 02/13/2012

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Lydia! I also considered Naomi, (which is really beautiful) but I had another boy. My boys are Elijah and Ezra Daniel.



I agree with the others, Rachel, Rebekah and Miriam.



Also, ask God to reveal his child to you, especially before bed. It may come to you in a dream or a whisper or a moment of peace in your spirit.

Jeannine - posted on 02/12/2012

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What do you think of Jonathan Elias - it shortens to Joel :-) If I ever had a boy that is what I would have named him.

Terri - posted on 02/12/2012

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My grandmother's middle name was Vashti and I had a friend named Keturah, both Old testament

Melinda - posted on 02/12/2012

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I will keep you all updated. Thanks for all the great names! One thing I neglected to mention is that my hubby is a PK with 4 brothers/ sisters and many nieces/nephews with Biblical names... That does add so e confusion to the decision! :D.

Abby - posted on 02/12/2012

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I love Keziah! I found that name too and I love it. My name Abigail is from the Bible. There is Hannah, Tamar, Delilah, Dinah, Candace, Rachel. I love names :) Good luck.

Keturah - posted on 02/12/2012

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My name is Keturah from Genesis 25, Abraham's second wife after Sarah died. She bore him 6 sons. I've always loved my name : ) make sure you tell us what you decided on : )

Deborah - posted on 02/12/2012

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Seems to be a lot of great suggestions before I replied. Good luck in finding a name....and congrats on your new child!!!!!!!!!!!

Deborah - posted on 02/12/2012

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Girl name....Sarah, Martha, Deborah, really lots of Old Testament first name. Boy....Enoch, Job, Malachi are my favs.

Michelle - posted on 02/12/2012

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Bible names for girls, Rebecca,Ruth or Nevaeh Eve. Another bible name for boys is Malachy. The name I have for my little boy is Mason Joel-Arden. The names I had picked out if I was to have another child for the girl it was Meaghan Jolene and for a boy Monroe Jameson. Hope these help.

Angela - posted on 02/12/2012

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There is Sarah, Ruth, Naomi, Dinah, Leah, Rebekah and of course Eve. Abel, Jacob, Noah, Enoch, Jonah, Jeremiah Just a few

Layla - posted on 02/12/2012

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I'm not too hot on Old Testament names but I spent hours looking for a girls name for my second child and I had another boy! The one I settled on was Lani and this was because my 1st son was called Lucas and it went well with that plus it means "Heaven" in Haiwiain so thought the meaning was very important for a girl, the middle name was going to be Maria because Mary is a middle name for all the girls for generations in my family and my Mum has emmigrated to Spain so it seemed fitting to change Mary to Maria. In the end my son got called Jude Ted Anthony it was going to be just Jude Anthony but he looked liked my Grandad so much I had to add the Ted. So sometimes it's good to have names ready but also to wait and see what they look like before they are set in stone. Hope this helps and you enjoy the last couple of weeks of the pregnancy!

:-)

Joy Aka JOYBELL - posted on 02/12/2012

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Ruth is a classic bible name, so is Esther

and both represent women of FAITH

Jonathan was David's steadfast friend

so Jonathan David sounds cool

Pray for GOD to give you wisdom, and

search for the meanings of names,

that may give you some insight ;o)

Praying for God's perfect name for

your baby I was named Joy after prayer

www.encouragers4you.com

Sara - posted on 02/09/2012

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Elias is good, but I like Ezra even more - a good OT reformer name! Ezra David sounds good to me. (By the way, LOVE both your other son's names - I have a Caleb too!)



For a girl name, I like Rachel Janet. How about Evelyn Janet? (based on Eve)

Lucinda - posted on 02/08/2012

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Abigail to Zipporah, there are many names in all the various directories of OT names on the web. Put OT names for girls in the search argument and you can take your pick.

Merry - posted on 02/08/2012

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For boys names I love most biblical ones!

Judah

Ezekiel

Reuben

Simeon

Levi

Noah

Gideon

Jordan

Israel

Ezra

Solomon

Jeremiah

Jonah

Micah

Zephaniah

Zechariah

Malachi

Roman

Titus

Jude

Mordecai

Obed

Zavaan

All biblical. :)

Merry - posted on 02/08/2012

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Lydia Janet

Julia Janet

Miriam Janet

Priscilla Janet

Naomi Janet

Mara Janet

Esther Janet



Some good biblical girls names :)

Claudia - posted on 02/08/2012

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The name is not everything is the history behind it, Claudia is my name and I know it was the wife of Poncio Pilato and tried to change his decision about Jesus but he said to her he will not decide will be the people...Eva I like it too since it is a easy name to pronounce for everybody and not a lot of people do not choose it I think becuase it is seen as the women that induce Adan to sin, but I like to think she was the choosen to be the first on the earth and God never prevent her directly not to eat from the tree.

Ana - posted on 02/07/2012

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Rebecca, Naomi, Sarah, Judith, Rachel, Leah

Micah, Elijah, Samuel, are all nice choices. Once you find it, you will know it. Good luck!

Katy - posted on 02/07/2012

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My daugher's names are Anna and Julia, both Biblical but new testament. If you're looking for a different old testament name, I had a friend in college named Keturah.

Carol - posted on 02/07/2012

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Hi, everybody has given lots of bible names for you to think about, but a name that is becoming popular in England at the mo for a girl, is Neveah, it's Heaven backwards!, a little different and goes well with the middle name & surname.

Ella - posted on 02/07/2012

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Sarah, or Lydia or Naomi or Rachel/Rebeckah for girls

Seth or Aiden or Luke or Simon or Zeb for boys names

All are out of the Bible

Lene - posted on 02/07/2012

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Hi

What about Benjamin, Joel,Josva

and girls: Dina, Eva, Mirjam, Tabitha



My own boy is called Nikolaj wich I think is a beutiful name... If he had been a girl she would probably had been called Mia

Mary Kay - posted on 02/06/2012

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how about Deborah paired with Janet?

Other old testament women - Abigail, Haggar, Esther, Tamar, Sarah, Ruth, Rebekah, Rahab, Rachel.

Laura - posted on 02/06/2012

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I have two daughters: Kaydence Diana and Mackinsey Nora. Of course I love their names, but they are not biblical. As for boy names, I like both of yours, I also like Jedidiah, Lucas, Caleb, Jacob. Other girls names that I like are Terrah Janet, Charlotte, and Lillianna.

Let us all know what names you and your hubby decide on!!! Congrats!

Wendy - posted on 02/06/2012

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If a girl, I named my daughter Aisha {Lee(grandmothers maiden name}( Pronounced like Asia with an sh sound) my sons name is Quentin. My daughter is now 17 and loves her name. I have had some people ask me why I named her with such an ethnic name( she is caucassion) but I think it fits her beautifully. They sound nice together and are both unique. If you look up the name Aisha it was one of Mohammeds wives from the bible and also means life. Good luck. Your sons names are very nice I am sure you will come up with something beautiful.

Amy - posted on 02/06/2012

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Luke for boy! I am guessing boy- I have three boys- Andrew Eric, Matthew Michael, and Luke Thomas middle names are after dad and two grandpas!

DIANA - posted on 02/06/2012

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Araya for a girl. Pronounced ah-ray-ah. Dagen for a boy? Those are my kids' names. : )

User - posted on 02/06/2012

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How about Jordan (as in the river) David or Joel David? Or you could "kill two birds w/ 1 stone and name him David Sears.



For a little girl Rachel, Ruth, or Rebekah sound nice with Janet as a middle name.

Danielle - posted on 02/06/2012

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Elias Isreal

Elias Daniel

Elias James



Gabrielle Janet

Abigal Janet

Amariah Janet

Elizabeth Janet

Naomi Janet

Shilo Janet

Rosie - posted on 02/06/2012

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Pheobe, Abigail, Hannah, Chloe, Jael = girl's name



Noah, Aaron, Micah, Levi = boy names



All biblical

Gwen - posted on 02/06/2012

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As for boys, why not use Adam, Jacob, Danial, Isaac? Biblical and yet easy to spell and pronounce...unlike Jehoshaphat!

Gwen - posted on 02/06/2012

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There are lots of pretty Old Testament names for girls:

Abigail

Hannah

Leah

Miriam

Rachel

Rebekah



Elias David flows well with your last name. :)

Sarah - posted on 02/05/2012

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Noah, Samuel, Joseph, Jacob, Peter for boy names. I like either of your choices for a middle name.



For a girl, I've always liked my name (Sarah), love my daughter's name (Natalie - means born on Christmas day - for Natale), as well as Grace, Hannah, Emily, Charlotte, Mary (we almost named our daughter this), or Lillian (Lily).



My condolences on your mother.

Medic - posted on 02/04/2012

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We have a theme with our kids too....although not biblical....they all have y's and their middle names are all family names that are 5 letters long with an a and e in the same place. Daemyan James, Jacquelyn Salem, and Charlstyn Waren. Why don't you go through older names and see what you like? Sorry I do not know any names other than what you have listed that I would use.

Melinda - posted on 02/04/2012

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Medic Mommy, in an ideal world, yes, but we are running out of cute choices for boys (neither my husband or I fancy Methuselah or Jehoshaphat, lol!) and girl's names are even more difficult to come by! I love the name Keziah, but hubby hates it! I'm afraid our theme may be themed out! ;)

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