Maeve

[name]Hi[/name]

My husband and I are going to name our daugter [name]Maeve[/name] and would like to give her two middle names that relate to the Bible, but we are stumped! Nothing seems to go! We are not keen on [name]Elizabeth[/name]. Any thoughts? Thanks.

What about
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Hannah[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Sarah[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Rebecca[/name] ?

[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Mary[/name]
[name]Meave[/name] [name]Abigail[/name]
[name]Meave[/name] [name]Anna[/name]
[name]Meave[/name] [name]Adina[/name]
[name]Meave[/name] [name]Rachel[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Sarai[/name] (my lady; my princess)

Here are some Biblical names:

[name]Abiah[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name]
[name]Bethel[/name]
[name]Chloe[/name]
[name]Claudia[/name]
[name]Deborah[/name]
[name]Dinah[/name]
[name]Esther[/name]
[name]Hadassah[/name]
[name]Havilah[/name]
Hosanna
[name]Jael[/name]
[name]Junia[/name]
[name]Julia[/name]
[name]Keturah[/name]
[name]Keziah[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name]
[name]Mara[/name]
[name]Micaiah[/name]
[name]Miriam[/name]
[name]Naomi[/name]/[name]Noemi[/name]
[name]Phoebe[/name]
[name]Ruth[/name]
[name]Salome[/name]
[name]Sariah[/name] (variation of [name]Sarai[/name])
[name]Selah[/name]
[name]Shiloh[/name]
[name]Shoshannah[/name]/[name]Susanna[/name]
[name]Tabitha[/name]
[name]Talitha[/name]
[name]Tirzah[/name]
[name]Zipporah[/name]

I like:
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Sariah[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Talitha[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Junia[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Julia[/name]

Sorry I can’t think of many double middle name combos… [name]Ruth[/name] tends to work well as a second middle name.

Good luck!

[name]Non[/name]-Biblical names that have specific religious meaning:

[name]Faith[/name]
[name]Grace[/name]
[name]Christine[/name]
[name]Christiana[/name]
[name]Beata[/name] (bay-[name]AH[/name]-ta. “Blessed”)
[name]Charity[/name]
[name]Theresa[/name]
[name]Trinity[/name]

[name]Maeve[/name] is such a distinctive and pretty choice!

Here are a few possible combinations:

[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Abigail[/name] [name]Leah[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Abigail[/name] [name]Julia[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Abigail[/name] [name]Mary[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Abigail[/name] [name]Martha[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Abigail[/name] [name]Ruth[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Abigail[/name] [name]Salome[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Abigail[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Abigail[/name] [name]Faith[/name]

[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Susannah[/name] [name]Eve[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Susannah[/name] [name]Judith[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Susannah[/name] [name]Rachel[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Susannah[/name] [name]Ruth[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Susannah[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Susannah[/name] [name]Faith[/name]

[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Rebecca[/name] [name]Eve[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Rebecca[/name] [name]Judith[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Rebecca[/name] [name]Ruth[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Rebecca[/name] [name]Salome[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Rebecca[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Rebecca[/name] [name]Faith[/name]

[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Johannah[/name] [name]Eve[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Johannah[/name] [name]Rachel[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Johannah[/name] [name]Salome[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Johannah[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Johannah[/name] [name]Faith[/name]

[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Hannah[/name] [name]Eve[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Hannah[/name] [name]Rachel[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Hannah[/name] [name]Salome[/name]

[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Julia[/name] [name]Salome[/name]

[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Isabel[/name] [name]Jael[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Janna[/name] …
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Jemima[/name]…
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Jerusha[/name]…
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Bethany[/name]…

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I love [name]Maeve[/name]!

[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Abigail[/name] [name]Esther[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Abigail[/name] [name]Eve[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Abigail[/name] [name]Sarah[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Abigail[/name] [name]Selah[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Annabel[/name] [name]Esther[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Annabel[/name] [name]Ruth[/name] ([name]Annabel[/name] has the name [name]Anna[/name] in it.)
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Annabel[/name] [name]Sarah[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Deborah[/name] [name]Ruth[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Keziah[/name] [name]Rachel[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Phoebe[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Ruth[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Marian[/name] [name]Dinah[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Marian[/name] [name]Esther[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Marian[/name] [name]Hannah[/name] - love, but it does sound like Maid [name]Marian[/name]. I love Maid [name]Marian[/name] though.
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Marian[/name] [name]Ruth[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Marian[/name] [name]Sarah[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Meredith[/name] [name]Anna[/name] (Some name books say that [name]Meredith[/name] is a combination of [name]Mary[/name] and [name]Edith[/name].)
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Meredith[/name] [name]Sarah[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Rebecca[/name] [name]Ruth[/name] (yes, I love [name]Ruth[/name] as a middle name!)
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Susannah[/name] [name]Jane[/name] ([name]Jane[/name] is a feminine form of [name]John[/name].)
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Tabitha[/name] [name]Esther[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Tabitha[/name] [name]Rachel[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Zippora[/name] [name]Ruth[/name]

I think that images from biblical themes, parables, and stories are lovely names such as:

[name]Anastasia[/name] - means “resurrection”, nn is [name]Tansy[/name].
[name]Beatrice[/name] - means “happy”, makes me think of the Beatitudes.
[name]Carys[/name] means “love”
[name]Celeste[/name] means “heavenly”
[name]Danica[/name] - means “morning star” - I really love [name]Danica[/name] and its meaning so much!
[name]Eleanor[/name] - means “bright, shining one”
[name]Grace[/name]
[name]Gwyneth[/name] - blessed, happy.
[name]Hope[/name]
[name]Irene[/name] - means “peace”
Izumi - according to the website “Behind the Name”, Izumi means “fountain” in Japanese.
[name]Jordan[/name] - [name]Jordan[/name] river, sounds kind of dated to me, but it could make a nice middle name.
[name]Lily[/name]
[name]Madeline[/name] - means “high tower” and is a form of [name]Magdalen[/name].
[name]Margaret[/name] - means “pearl”
[name]Paloma[/name] - means “dove”
[name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Renee[/name] - means “reborn”
[name]Rose[/name]
[name]Scarlett[/name] - makes me think of the story of Rahab.
[name]Tallulah[/name] - means “leaping waters”
[name]Verity[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] - means “true image”
[name]Zoe[/name] - means “life”

[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Abigail[/name] [name]Ruth[/name] ( I saw this on another post and loved it )
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Miriam[/name] [name]Esther[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Miriam[/name] [name]Ruth[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Jemima[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Magdalena[/name] [name]Ruth[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Esther[/name] [name]Evangeline[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Tabitha[/name] [name]Ruth[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Bethany[/name] [name]Sarah[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Eliza[/name] [name]Salome[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Joanna[/name] [name]Beth[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Maria[/name] Rehab
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Olivia[/name] [name]Faith[/name]

[name]Susannah[/name] is one of my favorite Bible names. [name]How[/name] about:
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Susannah[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Susannah[/name] [name]Faith[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Susannah[/name] [name]Ruth[/name]

Sorry for repeats!

Thanks for all your ideas. I’m still having the hardest time coming down on something. We are kind of liking [name]Maeve[/name] [name]Jemima[/name] [name]Ruth[/name] but I’m not completely sold on it! Is it somehow a little harsh sounding? We’re not actually particularly religious but we do tend to been drawn to names from the bible as they have a great sound - we also appreciate the fact that biblical names have such a solid history and a story to tell. But the biggest motivation for us wanting biblical middle names is that our sons middle names are biblical ([name]Caleb[/name] and [name]Noah[/name]) and we would like [name]Maeve[/name] to have biblical names too, for a sense of continuity. [name]Caleb[/name] and [name]Noah[/name] were chosen mainly because we loved the sounds of them. If we go with [name]Jemima[/name] [name]Ruth[/name], her name will end with a 4 letter name ending in h, and it feels just a little too matchy with [name]Noah[/name]. Any advice? I’d love some more opinions! Again, thanks. x

First of all, I just [name]LOVE[/name] the name [name]Maeve[/name]. It’s one of my favorites! [name]Maeve[/name] [name]Jemima[/name] [name]Ruth[/name] is nice, and flows well, but I’ve never been a fan of [name]Ruth[/name]. It’s too harsh and lispy for me.

I’m just curious: if you’re not even religious, why limit yourselves to names from the bible? You’ll have so much more options if you use only one religious name and leave the other middle spot free. There are tons of names with a great sound, solid history, and story. You could keep the attachment to your son’s middle names (though I’m not exactly sure why-- they’re already brother and sister!) by using a name with a similar meaning to either [name]Caleb[/name] or [name]Noah[/name]. Here are some combos I like:

[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Miriam[/name] [name]Julia[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Susannah[/name] [name]Claire[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Amelia[/name] [name]Esther[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Naomi[/name] [name]Violet[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Abigail[/name] [name]Rose[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Lucy[/name] [name]Tamar[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Tabitha[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name]

[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Jemima[/name] [name]Ruth[/name] is pretty, I am not a huge fan of [name]Ruth[/name] either though.

[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Jemima[/name] [name]Kate[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Jemima[/name] [name]Iris[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Jemima[/name] [name]Claire[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Jemima[/name] [name]Lily[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Jemima[/name] [name]Cleo[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Jemima[/name] [name]Leah[/name] (same issue)
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Jemima[/name] [name]Adele[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Jemima[/name] [name]Frances[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Jemima[/name] [name]Phoebe[/name]

[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Lily[/name] [name]Jemima[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Jemima[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Lucy[/name] [name]Jemima[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Ruby[/name] [name]Jemima[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Amy[/name] [name]Jemima[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Bethany[/name] [name]Jemima[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Poppy[/name] [name]Jemima[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Sadie[/name] [name]Jemima[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Polly[/name] [name]Jemima[/name]

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[name]Hi[/name]!

[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Rebekah[/name] [name]Mary[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Rebekah[/name] [name]Mariam[/name]*
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Abigail[/name] [name]Lydia[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Naomi[/name] [name]Judith[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Zipporah[/name] [name]Mary[/name]

Good luck!

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile: