I’ve posted several threads with requests for feedback on Hebrew names. Below are two more requests:
Back again, still playing with names. We’re Conservative Jews near DC looking for Israeli Hebrew names for our soon to be daughter.
We’ve pretty much decided on Michal for our future daughter’s first name (named for my husband’s late father, Michael) , we’re also considering Meital and Miri as names without a “ch” but I really love Michal.
For the middle name — my grandfather was Bobby (given name, not just short for Robert) , and I just haven’t really come to like any names that begin with B so.. expanding my list. His middle name was Kahn (his mother’s maiden name), so one option is Kalanit. Husband likes it more than I do. Any other K names you can think of?
We’re also considering Naama. It would honor my grandfather since he was such a pleasant, wonderful, gracious person, even though it’s a more creative link instead of using the first letter.
Michal Naama F__________
Michal Kalanit F__________
Thanks so much for your thoughts — truly appreciate the feedback!
A couple of readers have already responded to Naima’s request here: More Popular Israeli Baby Names. Now for another one?
I also could use some name suggestions. We are expecting our second child (don’t now the sex yet) and are having such a hard time coming up with a boy’s name. Our first son is Ilan, which we love. We tend to prefer Hebrew names, but since we are in America, we don’t want something too strange or difficult to pronounce. I think we are going to use Dalia for a girl, but are stuck on the boy name. Some things we have thought about are Reuven (knowing that it would be pronounced Ruven by non-Jewish Americans), Ori or Oscar (don’t think this is even Hebrew though). I’ve looked at all the Hebrew name lists that come up on Google searches, but it is difficult to know which ones are extremely old-fashioned, etc. Does anyone use the names Lev or Rom? Other thoughts?
Best wishes to both of you. I hope you will return after the babies are born so we can wish you mazal tov!