Lilith - bad vibes?

In your opinion, does the name [name_f]Lilith[/name_f] give off bad vibes?

I love the name, I think it’s powerful, but I do understand (and I’ve been told) that some people might see it in a negative light because of the figure in Jewish mythology and, more recently, the association/representation in western horror and occultism. I’m not religious or spiritual so I just see her as a woman who did what she wanted and there’s power in that.

What I wanted to ask is:

Do you see the name in a negative way?
If you don’t, do you think that others might?
And, most importantly, do you think it could affect a girl’s life - for example if she came into contact with people who might think her parents were weird for giving her a name associated with a demon.

Obviously, I don’t want to offend anybody and I completely respect other people’s religious beliefs - I’m just interested in your personal opinion.

Thanks for answering!

I’m a Catholic, but don’t see the name in a bad light. It has a nice sound and imagery.

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Some people might see it negatively but personally I see it as a strong, distinctive name

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I love thinking about this name!
[name_f]Lilith[/name_f] is definitely a powerful, strong name. I don’t personally love the way it sounds but I love the mythology behind it. To me, it represents trusting oneself, not being afraid to speak out, and strength. Within Judaism alone, there are lots and lots of different interpretations- and controversies- of [name_f]Lilith[/name_f] that would each have a different effect on how someone might view it as a name! Jews don’t really have typical demons in the way they’re portrayed in horror movies and stuff- [name_f]Lilith[/name_f] does have ancient texts (midrashim) that describe her in a more physical sense, but lots of times demons are usually used in our lore as representation of our struggles and less of a physical ‘scary monster thing’. Because [name_f]Lilith[/name_f] has been given such a bad rep for so long, my guess is that more orthodox and conservative Jews might not expect or love the name. But there are also lots of people (and I believe this number is growing) who see [name_f]Lilith[/name_f] as a symbol of strength and independence, especially since the 60s!
Personally, I would stay away from using the name if I wasn’t Jewish, since it’s quite an important abd complex figure to many of us (especially women and mystic practitioners!)

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I’m Baptist, so [name_f]Lilith[/name_f] is not part of my belief system. I’m of the belief that [name_f]Lilith[/name_f] is just a story told to frighten women into submissiveness. I think more and more people are starting to think the same (or just haven’t heard of her).

I’m a big fan of the name and I think it’s really pretty! It’s not that far from [name_f]Lillian[/name_f] or [name_f]Lily[/name_f]. Whether or not other people will think it’s weird depends on what circles you run in. I really don’t think it will affect the girl’s life that much. And if it does? Then she can go by [name_f]Lily[/name_f].

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I do agree that [name_f]Lilith[/name_f] has a very strong/powerful vibe to it. I also do associate the name as being dark, but I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing. If I were to use it I’d probably pair it with a middle name that’s a bit lighter. Maybe a name that means light ex) Meira, [name_f]Luma[/name_f], [name_f]Thea[/name_f], [name_f]Dawn[/name_f] etc.
Oh I should mention that im not religious either, so my opinion might not have much weight.

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This!! 100% this!

In my experience with bouncing around the name [name_f]Lilith[/name_f] with folks, they tend to just think it’s a variation of [name_f]Lily[/name_f]. I don’t think employers or anyone like that will discriminate against a [name_f]Lilith[/name_f], especially with how progressive our society is moving :heart_eyes:

Some people will view the name negatively. But that’s because they don’t know the full story or they truly believe in the concept that women need to obey their husbands. If that’s the case, I would be happy with those folks viewing my family negatively cuz I’d rather they avoid my kid and not influence them :woman_shrugging:t2:

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Ive never heard of any of the things you’re referencing.

Jew here. [name_f]Lilith[/name_f]’s all good vibes.

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Christian here. I personally don’t view the name too negatively but some others do, although I haven’t met anyone that hates the name.

I wouldn’t use it because I wouldn’t want the name to cause my kid any unnecessary difficultly, although depending on where you live, you may not experience any around this name.

I like what @Elle1 said. Definitely listen to what she said.

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If you want to name your daughter [name_f]Lilith[/name_f], you should.

When I think of the name, I just see [name_m]Frasier[/name_m]’s ex-wife (no Liliths or [name_f]Maris[/name_f]’ for me!).

For me personally I would never use it and have never really liked it partially because of the legend attached to it (and a lot because of the creepy demon girl in supernatural) [name_m]Even[/name_m] though the name itself has a beautiful sound, my first association with the name is dark and demonic, and that’s just not what I want to think of or associate my daughter with.

With that being said, I’m a big believer of name your baby what you love so if you love the name, and those associations don’t bother you personally then it doesn’t matter what I think, you should choose the name you love. And I wouldn’t give it a second thought if I met someone named Lilith.

I plan to name my daughter [name_f]Lilith[/name_f]! I love the name! No I don’t think it’s a bad name and I don’t think it will give her a hard life. [name_f]Lilith[/name_f] has become a powerful feminist figure and that is a great namesake for your daughter! It’s badass and beautiful at the same time!

Lilith was the first wife of Adam and was basically exiled from the garden of Eden because she wouldn’t submit to Adam. Lilith is not an evil or demonic figure. That’s tales from misogynistic men unfortunately.

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Absolutely love [name_f]Lilith[/name_f], very powerful and beautiful! I think monster connotations can potentially cause trouble only from those who don’t know the whole story or believe that the name describes a person and not vice versa (which is silly). E.g. same goes for [name_f]Delilah[/name_f].
Use the name if you love it!

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I think [name_f]Lilith[/name_f] is a very pretty name. It’s quite common among the Armenian community in the form [name_f]Lilit[/name_f].

I had honestly never heard of the story of [name_f]Lilith[/name_f] (as a demon/killer of babies) before joining Nameberry. It’s not in the [name_u]Christian[/name_u] Bible and I don’t think it’s a very common belief where I live. I think people here are more likely to see it as a variation of [name_f]Lily[/name_f]. However, if the belief is more prevalent in your area I would recommend caution.

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I don’t see it in a bad light, but I see how others might. I think it’s strong, enchanting, and succinct. I really like it, and most people will find it either fine or a [name_f]Lily[/name_f] variant, but it depends on your circles. If you have very religious family, that might be difficulty but otherwise, you’re probably fine.

I don’t see it in a bad light. And children become their names. [name_m]Even[/name_m] if someone has a negative association with the name itself, maybe they will come to love it after getting to know the person who bears it.

If you’re worried about [name_f]Lilith[/name_f], have you considered [name_f]Lillian[/name_f]?

My cat’s name is [name_f]Lilith[/name_f]. No bad vibes here!

I’m [name_u]Christian[/name_u] and I don’t see it particularly negatively. It’s just a name at the end of the day and if you look hard enough there are bad connections for almost every name. So I say use it!

I don’t really think it gives off bad vibes. I only knew of that association through [name_m]Frasier[/name_m] because his ex-wife on the show in [name_f]Lilith[/name_f] and they joke about it but she’s a cool character still.