Today we have three readers seeking help with baby names:
- Is Yaeli a common first name in Israel or just the nickname for Yael? We like Yaeli more, but here in Germany we have to prove that it’s a “real” name at least in another country. BTW, you already helped us last year to decide for a girls name. Finally we didn’t choose Avigajil / Abigail because of it’s bad connotation in German. Now we’ve got the sweetest Noa (almost one year already).
While Noa might be a kind-of-boring-choice in Israel, in Germany there are only boys named Noah. But we – -mostly – get nice comments. And now in October Noa will get a sister – or brother? Thank you for any help!
I also enjoy the rest of your blog. Very interesting female point of view on Israeli culture.
- I’m a long-time reader with a baby name question I am hoping you or your readers can help with. We are expecting our third child (a boy) around Rosh Chodesh Elul. We have gone with modern Hebrew first names for our other children (a boy and a girl) but are having a hard time coming up with names this time around. We plan on giving the baby a middle name after my grandfather Chananya. My husband and I both have Israeli parents but grew up and still live in the US, we are modern orthodox and would like the name to work well in both countries.
- We have a little girl named Dalia and I am pregnant again.
I really like the name Mika for a girl and I think it would go well with Dalia. However, I live in the US and all my family is in Israel. After Dalia was born my cousin said she was surprised I gave her such an old fashioned name (here in the US she has three friends named Dalia!)
How common/modern or accepted is Mika in Israel? We live in the DC area.
For more ideas, see links to baby name posts and comments: Israeli Baby Names.