Naming Baby #7!

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted here, but we just found out baby #7 is on the way, so it’s time to think about names again. Our 6 children’s names are in my signature, and we need both boy and girl suggestions.

Our Criteria:

  1. We like Bible names and nature names. The more spiritually meaningful, the better. Bonus points for biblical AND nature-related.

  2. Church history names and [name_m]Christian[/name_m] place names are on the table. My husband dislikes virtue names unless they’re in the middle.

  3. We have a one-syllable last name that starts with “k”, so no single syllable names or names that end with the " k" sound.

Our youngest would have been [name_m]Nehemiah[/name_m] [name_u]James[/name_u] had she been a boy, but my hubby is doubting that choice now. I’m currently crushing on [name_u]Asa[/name_u]. Hubby likes it enough, but wants me to come up with some more options.

I feel like I need a completely fresh list of girls names. I came up with a dozen last time, and we didn’t make a final choice until the week she was born. There has got to be some uncharted territory I’ve yet to explore.

So help me out, nameberries! [name_f]TIA[/name_f]!

I don’t really know the Bible but I can try.

[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Esther[/name_f]
[name_u]Genesis[/name_u] [name_f]Temperance[/name_f]
[name_f]Fauna[/name_f] [name_f]Elle[/name_f]

[name_m]Josiah[/name_m] [name_m]Fox[/name_m]
[name_u]Alden[/name_u] [name_m]Bear[/name_m]
[name_u]Arden[/name_u] [name_u]Michael[/name_u]

Congratulations on number 7! I love your childrens names.

Maybe a Biblical place name?
[name_f]Magdala[/name_f] ([name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Magdalene[/name_f]- [name_f]Magdalene[/name_f] means from the village of [name_f]Magdala[/name_f], so [apparently] she was from there, although I can’t gaurentee this information)

And a few other interesting Bible names.

[name_f]Aquila[/name_f] (means “eagle”, nameberry has this as a girl’s name but I believe it was a man in the Bible. There’s [name_m]Aquilo[/name_m] too, which is cool)

[name_f]Tabitha[/name_f]- means “gazelle”

And some Bible word names-
[name_f]Roe[/name_f]- this word for deer is sometimes used in the Bible. Would make a cute nn for [name_m]Jethro[/name_m]!

I like the idea of using a more out there middle like [name_f]Star[/name_f] or [name_u]Eagle[/name_u], both which have lots of symbolism in the Bible.

All the best.

[name_u]Eden[/name_u], [name_u]Dove[/name_u], [name_f]Lydia[/name_f], [name_f]Rebecca[/name_f], [name_f]Selah[/name_f], [name_f]Abra[/name_f], [name_f]Naomi[/name_f], [name_f]Eve[/name_f], [name_f]Galilee[/name_f], [name_f]Jemimah[/name_f], [name_f]Keziah[/name_f], [name_f]Magdalena[/name_f], [name_f]Miriam[/name_f],

[name_m]Isaiah[/name_m], [name_m]Ethan[/name_m], [name_m]Cain[/name_m]/[name_m]Kane[/name_m]/[name_m]Kaine[/name_m]/etc, [name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] ([name_m]Jer[/name_m])[name_m]Abel[/name_m], [name_m]Abraham[/name_m], [name_m]Saul[/name_m], [name_m]Elijah[/name_m], [name_m]Eli[/name_m], [name_m]Ezra[/name_m], [name_m]Gideon[/name_m], [name_m]Jedediah[/name_m] ([name_m]Jedi[/name_m]?),

[name_f]Nevaeh[/name_f] would be gorgeous for a baby girl <3

First of all, congratulations!! I love your other childrens’ names. For biblical names and biblical place names here’s some suggestions (some may have already been said):


Nature Names:


I love virtue names and if you’re still thinking about one for the middle spot here’s some ideas:

[name_m]Saul[/name_m], [name_f]Magdalena[/name_f], [name_m]Cain[/name_m], [name_f]Dinah[/name_f], [name_f]Tabitha[/name_f], [name_u]Eden[/name_u], [name_m]Josiah[/name_m], [name_m]Isaac[/name_m].
Sorry they aren’t in any kind of order, they’re off the top of my head

My favorite biblical place name is [name_f]Galilee[/name_f]! [name_f]Lily[/name_f] is a cute nickname if you’re a nicknamer.
Other biblical and nature favorites of mine:

Girls- [name_f]Meadow[/name_f], [name_f]Jubilee[/name_f], [name_f]Grace[/name_f], [name_f]Flora[/name_f]

Boys- [name_m]Ebenezer[/name_m], [name_m]Joab[/name_m], [name_m]Ransom[/name_m], [name_m]Haddon[/name_m]

Depending on your theological bent, it’s the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and it would be cool to celebrate a baby born now with the name of a reformer!

I really like [name_u]Asa[/name_u] and maybe [name_m]Ezra[/name_m] for your family. I also really like [name_m]Moses[/name_m] and [name_m]Abram[/name_m], which go back to the old testament fathers and I think they are amazing and weirdly underused and appreciated. I would also look into the more adventurous [name_m]Jethro[/name_m].

For girls I really like [name_f]Lydia[/name_f], [name_f]Magdalen[/name_f] or [name_f]Madeleine[/name_f], [name_f]Miriam[/name_f], [name_f]Noemi[/name_f], [name_f]Esther[/name_f] (a wonderful role model for any girl), [name_f]Adah[/name_f], [name_f]Tabitha[/name_f], [name_f]Sarai[/name_f], [name_f]Sela[/name_f]… [name_f]Galilea[/name_f] or [name_f]Galilee[/name_f] would be interesting as well, it refers to the sea where [name_m]Jesus[/name_m] walked on the water and used to fish. I think it’s a wonderful nature-related name to consider.

An obvious boy Bible name that others haven’t mentioned yet is [name_u]Noah[/name_u]. I don’t know how you feel about it being very popular though.
As you seem to like more unusual nature names I thought [name_u]Dove[/name_u], maybe as a middle for a girl? It’s obviously a strong Biblical symbol and a lovely bird namesake as well.
Another naturey name from the Bible is [name_m]Silas[/name_m] which means forest.
I also love pp’s suggestions of [name_f]Miriam[/name_f] and [name_m]Jethro[/name_m] for you.
One of my favourite Biblical girls names from my own list is [name_f]Tamar[/name_f], it means palm tree. I also love [name_m]Jorah[/name_m] for a boy, which is in the Bible and also in Game of Thrones, don’t know how you feel about that… It means early rain, which I think is wonderful.

I also found this Wikipedia page of plants mentioned in the Bible that might provide inspiration: List of plants in the Bible - Wikipedia
I like Aloe, Rockrose, [name_u]Sage[/name_u], [name_u]Cedar[/name_u], [name_f]Anise[/name_f]…

[name_m]Just[/name_m] wondering, how do you pronounce [name_u]Asa[/name_u]? When I say it is quite similar to [name_m]Asher[/name_m], I wonder if possible confusion might be an issue there.

[name_u]Asa[/name_u] ([name_m]Ace[/name_m]-uh) is quite popular in my neck of the woods. A lot of our [name_m]Christian[/name_m] friends are naming their kids international variations of popular biblical names to set their littles ones apart from the others they grow up with. For example, [name_f]Anya[/name_f] instead of [name_f]Anna[/name_f]/[name_f]Hannah[/name_f] meaning “good, gracious”. [name_m]Josiah[/name_m], [name_m]Zechariah[/name_m] and [name_m]Jonah[/name_m] are very popular right now for boys (although if you read the bible, [name_m]Jonah[/name_m] is kind of a complainer and procrastinator so it’s a weird namesake if you ask me- love the name though!)

I think [name_u]Jericho[/name_u] is one of the best nature/place names from the bible. It supposedly means fragrant.

I like the idea of [name_f]Selah[/name_f] for a girl. Here’s a copy/paste from the wiki meaning and interpretation:
“Thirty-one of the thirty-nine psalms with the caption “To the choir-master” include the word selah. [name_f]Selah[/name_f] may indicate a break in the song whose purpose is similar to that of [name_m]Amen[/name_m] (Hebrew: “so be it”) in that it stresses the truth and importance of the preceding passage;” so it’s sort of like an emphasis of reflection at a certain point & an [name_m]Amen[/name_m] of praise. Since the number 7 serves as a very meaningful number throughout the bible, baby #7 would be a perfect time to pause, reflect, “[name_f]Selah[/name_f]”. I just think this would really suit you and go with the feel of your other children’s names :slight_smile:

I will do some more thinking and get back to you on boy names. I really love the challenge and significance of what you’re looking for!

Also want to add that my favorite biblical place name is [name_u]Eden[/name_u]. It’s evokes such gorgeous imagery of what God intended for us. Wiki excerpt again - “[name_u]Eden[/name_u] is now believed to be more closely related to an Aramaic root word meaning “fruitful, well-watered.” The Hebrew term is translated “pleasure” in [name_f]Sarah[/name_f]'s secret saying in [name_u]Genesis[/name_u] 18:12”.

[name_m]How[/name_m] beautiful would [name_u]Eden[/name_u] [name_f]Selah[/name_f] or [name_f]Selah[/name_f] [name_u]Eden[/name_u] be for a name?!

[SIZE=4]**Edited to add that I just noticed how old the original post is. Oops! Would love to know what you ended up picking :)[/SIZE]

I don’t really know bible names but maybe i can think of something


I can also think of a beautiful girl’s name. Not a bible name but it’s amazing. [name_f]Antonia[/name_f]. The most beautiful name ever. Please consider it. It’s an underused name these days so we need more [name_f]Antonia[/name_f]. It’s a wonderful name and we don’t want it to dissapear. It’s so much prettier than than other names we know like [name_f]Olga[/name_f] or [name_f]Nevaeh[/name_f].

Boys names



I’m not sure if any of these names are your style but I’ll suggest them anyway

[name_f]Magdalene[/name_f] [name_f]Eva[/name_f]
[name_f]Esther[/name_f] [name_f]Madelief[/name_f]
[name_f]Isabeau[/name_f] Eleadora
[name_f]Evangeline[/name_f] [name_f]Ariella[/name_f]

[name_m]Malachi[/name_m] [name_m]Thomas[/name_m]
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m] [name_m]Jakob[/name_m]
[name_m]Ethan[/name_m] [name_f]Sonnet[/name_f]
[name_m]Caspian[/name_m] Psalm

Maybe [name_m]Ezra[/name_m] [name_m]Jack[/name_m] as well or [name_u]Damaris[/name_u] [name_u]Auden[/name_u] (for a girl)