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December 14, 2016 10:41 AM

I love these lists, but they're so hard to search! Is there any way you could create a tab where you keep all the name lists you have published? Thank you!

March 22, 2016 11:02 AM

Some really great names! 

Just about Korren - it will definitely get pronounced as KOR-ren in the US. Is that how you want it pronounced/are you OK with that? If you're trying for Kor-REN, I think it will be an uphill battle. A similar alternative is Oren (my son's name :)), which is very easy for Americans to pronounce and the pronunciations are similar in Hebrew and English. What does Korren mean by the way? It's really a nice name.

Also, I would vote for Ziv rather than Zeev, if you're going to the "rhymes with Eve" pronunciation. Zeev reads as Ze'ev to me. 

I think Kol is a great crossover name. It does sound like Cole, but that's what makes it easy for Americans. Any reason why you wouldn't just spell it Cole? What meaning are you going for?

Good luck!

January 11, 2016 12:08 PM

I was going to say just the same thing as Babsie - that if it's popularity that is keeping you from Olivia, I really don't think it's a big enough difference between Ava and Olivia to matter. If anything, Ava seems more trendy to me than Olivia (it's rise is faster and sharper), and Evelyn is headed that way too (I know tons of baby Evelyns). If that's the only thing holding you back, I would definitely go with Olivia (and Liv is such a cute nickname).

November 25, 2015 08:46 AM
In Response to A Sister for Juliet

If you go with Imogen you could have a Shakespearean theme, which I like!

November 25, 2015 08:44 AM

Absolutely Lydia. Ava is much more popular and trendy, I think it will sound dated in a few more decades (like how Tiffany or Stephanie sound dated now).

November 25, 2015 08:12 AM

Eve, Beth, Lynn?

November 25, 2015 08:07 AM
In Response to Greta for baby girl??

I love Greta! It makes me think of the actress Greta Gerwig

November 5, 2015 01:00 PM
In Response to Mia or Norah?

I vote for Norah, too! I think it's a little more unique these days, Mia seems pretty popular.

November 4, 2015 02:22 PM

Pronounced like MY, spelling in Hebrew would be ayin mem yud hay

November 4, 2015 01:14 PM

Interesting! I didn't realize that Zeeva was Ze'eva and not the same as Ziva.


On a different note - Miriam, do you think Amaya works as a Hebrew name? 


Really appreciating everyone's thoughts and suggestions!

October 29, 2015 01:03 PM
In Response to What would you do?

I would definitely go with just Colette. I think Nicolette has a different feel than Colette, and if Colette is the name you love, just go with that one. Also it does seem a little strange to name her Nicolette but not "after" the two Nicholases. I don't think the same initial thing really matters that much in the long run. Ultimately, the child will be introducing herself on her own in life, not in the context of her siblings, so I don't think people will think too much of the repeated "c" thing. Colette is a really pretty name, I say do it! :)

October 29, 2015 12:59 PM

I like this advice! I just need to get my husband on board :). Thank you for your input!

October 28, 2015 07:58 AM

This is a great list! Thank you so much Miriam :). I particularly like Nava and Zeeva. I really appreciate the suggestions!

October 27, 2015 07:25 PM

Valentina is a beautiful name! Love it.

October 27, 2015 07:22 PM

Thanks everyone for your help! I'm Jewish and my husband isn't and we will likely be living abroad for a time, so am looking for a Jewish/Israeli name that has international appeal. The other ones on my list right now are Naomi, Amalia, Alma and Mika. In terms of Israeli names, I am hoping for one that is more current than Aviva, which sounds a little dated to me (though Amalia is an older name, it's back "in" now in Tel Aviv, or so I hear :)). I do like Maya, as suggested, but I think it's a bit too popular and am hoping to find something a little more unique, though I will keep it on my list. 

October 27, 2015 01:37 PM

Lennox, with Leni as a nickname?

October 27, 2015 01:35 PM

I love Ada, but if you're still looking what about Aven?

October 27, 2015 01:27 PM

How about Emmanuelle? Emmie for short? Or if LAG isn't too bad, what about Louise or Louisa? 

December 9, 2014 11:33 AM

I was just going to say - the name Cerulean is in the news these days!

May 21, 2013 11:10 AM

Garrett for a boy, Shea (or Shay) for a girl