What are your thoughts on [name_m]Solomon[/name_m]? Could we use it without being religious? I have the same issue with [name_m]Abel[/name_m] but still love [name_m]Abe[/name_m].

I like the sound and feel of it, [name_m]Charles[/name_m] Dickens connection and the nn [name_m]Sol[/name_m]/[name_m]Solly[/name_m]. The name page also suggests [name_m]Zolly[/name_m] as a nn which I quite like as a younger pet name. DH would like to use a name that starts with S, not essential but a bonus.

It would be [name_m]Solomon[/name_m] [name_m]Robert[/name_m], which I discovered is actually the name of Guggenheim as well (kinda funny as I was an art major).

My first thought was that it is a bit religious- but the more I see it and think about it, I really think it could work even if you weren’t particularly religious. [name_m]Solomon[/name_m] [name_m]Robert[/name_m] is a lovely name!
I prefer [name_m]Solly[/name_m] to [name_m]Zolly[/name_m] but both are cute!

I didn’t even know [name_m]Solomon[/name_m] was a religious name but I’m still quite young. I think you should go for whatever name your heart desires. :slight_smile:

I’m sorry, but why are Jewish names so popular among non-Jews? Why not Muslim names? [name_m]How[/name_m] about [name_m]Mohammad[/name_m] [name_m]Robert[/name_m]? [name_m]Achmed[/name_m] [name_m]Robert[/name_m]?

No, I would not use a religious name, if I were not a member of that religion.

As for the Japanese name, are you Japanese?

Why not pic a name from your nationality?

It does strike me as a bit religious as a full name, but if he’d go by his nickname then I think it’d be fine! By the way, for some reason [name_m]Abel[/name_m] barely feels religious to me! Though I personally dislike [name_m]Abe[/name_m] so I prefer [name_m]Solomon[/name_m].

It doesn’t strike me as too religious, but I’m biased in [name_m]Solomon[/name_m]’s favour because I [name_u]LOVE[/name_u] [name_m]Sol[/name_m]! [name_m]Solly[/name_m] is also very sweet.

[name_m]Solomon[/name_m] in full isn’t something I’d choose personally, but I think it’s a handsome name and flows well with [name_m]Robert[/name_m].

I don’t think [name_m]Solomon[/name_m] is overtly religious - it is probably my first connotation, but I wouldn’t expect that a [name_m]Solomon[/name_m] necessarily comes from a religious background. [name_m]Solomon[/name_m] [name_m]Robert[/name_m] is a strong name, though [name_m]Solomon[/name_m] isn’t a personal favorite of mine. If you love it, I think it’s great!

Alternatively, I’d suggest [name_u]Sullivan[/name_u] [name_m]Robert[/name_m]. It’s got a lot of the same sounds as [name_m]Solomon[/name_m], plus the nickname [name_u]Sully[/name_u] is adorable. But again, if you love [name_m]Solomon[/name_m], then use it!

I’d also suggest [name_m]Abram[/name_m] as an alternative to [name_m]Abel[/name_m] - you’d still get the nickname “[name_m]Abe[/name_m]” but I think it strikes a little less Biblical (though [name_m]Abram[/name_m] is a Biblical name, but not as widely associated with religion as I think [name_m]Abel[/name_m] is).

Bottom line opinion: liking a Biblical name and not being religious shouldn’t deter you from using it. I think it would be sort of like saying a religious person shouldn’t use a non-religious name…for what it’s worth, I’m a [name_m]Christian[/name_m] and doubt we will use overtly Biblical names for our kids. (Also, all the [name_m]Matthews[/name_m], Marks, [name_m]Lukes[/name_m], and Johns in the world can’t possibly be religious :slight_smile: )

I love this name and have strongly considered using it for my second son but my first has another biblical name and I don’t want to be classed with the duggars.

I think it’s a strong name and [name_m]Solomon[/name_m] northup was abolishionist that wrote 12 years of slave which was made into the movie.

[name_m]Solomon[/name_m] is a great name, although I would think his parents are probably religious. More so if his siblings also had religious names.

I’m really torn on this. I think [name_m]Solomon[/name_m] is a great name but it does strike me as religious since he’s such a central-seeming character in the Bible. I don’t think this makes him unusable, however you may get some assumptions. If you love it, I’d still keep it in consideration. [name_m]Solomon[/name_m] [name_m]Robert[/name_m] feels like a solid combo.

If you are not Jewish, I would stay away from Jewish names.

And “[name_m]Abe[/name_m]” according to your link is not a name.