Hallelujah Liv

Alright, hear me out:

Hallelujah [name_f]Liv[/name_f].

Hallelujah means to praise God and rejoice in His name. [name_f]Liv[/name_f] means life. Together, this name reflects my hope for my daughter that she live in [name_m]Jesus[/name_m]’ image and know how cherished she is. I can’t imagine a more beautiful sentiment for my daughter’s name that to thank God for her every time I speak her name. [name_f]Hallelujah[/name_f] [name_f]Liv[/name_f] means “life of praising The [name_m]Lord[/name_m],” which is all I could ever want for my children.

The wonderful @katinka led me to this name through a podcast recommendation, and I am utterly in love.

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Aww, I’m glad you loved it @jonquils :blush:

Hallelujah [name_f]Liv[/name_f] is a really fantastic pairing in my book. I adore the complimentary meanings, as well as the personal meaning it has to you, and I think the sounds work really well together too.

Liv is light, bright, spiky and sparky, and [name_f]Hallelujah[/name_f] feels just as joyful but is flowy and soft-sounding. They make for a lovely balanced pair.

Big :+1: here!

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Love the sound, meaning AND it’s a perfect combo!!!

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I love this SO, SO much! It’s an absolutely gorgeous pair. The meaning is truly, truly precious. I would be absolutely ecstatic to meet a little girl with this name. Congratulations, this is such a perfect, perfect choice!!!

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I absolutely love it!! It is beautiful, meaningful, and actually makes me like [name_f]Liv[/name_f] with the correct pronunciation (Leev) instead of how I said it for a long time (with a short i). The only problem is that it sounds a bit you’re saying [name_f]Hallelujah[/name_f] to [name_f]Liv[/name_f] ([name_f]Hallelujah[/name_f], [name_f]Liv[/name_f]). Apart from that, this is a truly stunning name.

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Such a lively and vibrant sounding name

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I really like it! Nicknames [name_u]Halle[/name_u] and [name_f]Lu[/name_f]/[name_f]Lulu[/name_f] make it more accessible. It would be awesome to name your daughter a name that has so much meaning to you.
[name_f]Liv[/name_f] is a sweet middle name too.

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I had a whole post draft going before the original was deleted with the rollback and I’ve lost many of those thoughts since. The gist of it being that this is a fantastic combination and wow!!

I think it is still just under [name_f]Cornelia[/name_f] [name_f]Promise[/name_f] for me for the reasons I shared previously but this so so fabulous and I would understand the impetus to use it first/immediately!

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Ahh, so sorry [name_f]Lilian[/name_f]! :sweat:

I really love it!! It’s funny because I was just thinking of [name_f]Hallelujah[/name_f] as a name last night. I love the meaning, sound, and look of [name_f]Hallelujah[/name_f] [name_f]Liv[/name_f] and think it’s perfect for you and your style.

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I’m honestly not the biggest fan. I love the sentiment I just don’t see it as that usable. And I see potential for teasing later on down the line. I would probably play the safer role with a name like [name_u]Halle[/name_u] [name_f]Lu[/name_f] or [name_u]Halle[/name_u] [name_u]Lou[/name_u]

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It’s certainly bold. I adore [name_f]Liv[/name_f], and will admit that I’ve always thought [name_f]Hallelujah[/name_f] has a pretty sound. It’s just very heavy to me, both sound-wise and due to its connotations—I’d be quite intimidated to meet a person named [name_f]Hallelujah[/name_f], to be honest. I love the sentiment but it would be a lot for a person to carry, in my opinion.

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Honestly, I do agree with this. But that doesn’t mean it couldn’t work! A nickname like ‘[name_f]Lulu[/name_f]’ or ‘[name_f]Lu[/name_f]’ or even ‘[name_u]Halle[/name_u]’ would stem quite naturally from it and make it more wearable irl. (I also think [name_f]Liv[/name_f] [name_f]Hallelujah[/name_f] would work well, if you don’t mind [name_f]Liv[/name_f] in the fn position.)

Overall, though, it’s a great, bold choice, and I love the meaning behind it. It fits in perfectly with the rest of your list, too! :slight_smile:

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I think the flow is nice and I love the meaning but in real life I don’t see it as very usable. I think she would be judged by peers and employers and I wouldn’t want her to miss out on opportunities because of a name. I think there are so many other beautiful name with similar meanings that are much more wearable, [name_f]Odelia[/name_f] ( I will praise God) or [name_f]Eliora[/name_f] (God is my light) for instance.

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I love the flow and sound hypothetically but I’m not sure about using it in real life, to be honest. I agree with @SparkleNinja18 that it’s a very weighted name, and personally I wouldn’t be comfortable using it - especially since there’s no guarantee that your future child will share your faith, in which case I feel it would be very awkward for both you and the child.

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While your sentiment is lovely, I just think that [name_f]Hallelujah[/name_f] is a lot to bear on an every day basis. What about [name_f]Gloria[/name_f]?

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I think the combo first name [name_f]Hallie[/name_f]/[name_u]Halle[/name_u] middle name [name_u]Lou[/name_u]/[name_f]Lu[/name_f] would be a sweet way of nodding to [name_f]Hallelujah[/name_f]. [name_f]Hallie[/name_f] [name_u]Lou[/name_u] looks and sounds so precious to me!

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I actually really like this! Especially after hearing the entire meaning behind you. While I do see how it is a weighted name, there’s so many nickname options that could be utilized day to day- I especially like [name_u]Halle[/name_u].

That being said, I do also like the suggestion of [name_f]Liv[/name_f] [name_f]Hallelujah[/name_f]!

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I agree with books_and_tea. It’s a lot to wear and your daughter mightn’t share the same views as you as she grows older. In that case I suppose she could always go by [name_f]Liv[/name_f], which I absolutely love, but in my opinion you’d be better off going with [name_f]Liv[/name_f] [name_f]Hallelujah[/name_f].

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A lovely name with an absolutely beautiful meaning! [name_f]My[/name_f] one reservation is that my tounge gets a little tied with all of the L sounds, but that may just be my accent.

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