Two readers just sent inquiries about Israeli baby names. Can you help?
- Thanks for a great site! I am having quite a hard time with a baby name to be named after my grandmother Hedwig (Tzirel). I am comfortable using an H or I suppose a Z for the tzadi. We can’t use Hannah… Do you know of any other names for boy or girl with these letters?
- Hi I saw your blog and was hoping you can help me. I would like to name my new baby daughter Liyah or Lia (lamed yod heh). My husband and I are modern orthodox Jews living in the US but want a name that would be acceptable in Israel. Most of the people I have found with this name seem to be secular. Is it an acceptable name amongst kippah srugah dati Jews? What about haredim? Would it be deemed unacceptable to anyone? Is it a common name, or at least one recognized by most Israelis? Any info you can give me ASAP would be greatly appreciated. We are hoping to name her as soon as possible as we have already delayed due to a lack of agreement on a name.
Thanks so much!
More baby name posts:
Popular Israeli Names for Girls (October 2008)
Popular Israeli Names for Boys (October 2008)