So we have decided should this baby be a boy (we will see on Friday!) to name him [name]Ari[/name] [name]Judah[/name] [name]West[/name]. This name encompasses all we are looking for:
*A nod to our Jewish roots
*Initials that will/can be used as a nickname should he prefer it
*We both agree on it!
Sounds great right? This weekend we ran into out [name]Rabbi[/name]'s family coming from his daughter’s soccer game. Her name is [name]Auriella[/name]. They had shortened her name on her jersey to “ari”
DH leans over to me and asks how we are planning on spellin our son’s name. “Jut like that” “Okay” he says but I can see the wheels turning. Last evening we were at an event and one of the speakers was a [name]Rabbi[/name] named [name]Ari[/name] spelled [name]Aryeh[/name]. Over leans Dh “We could spell it like that”
Why yes we could spell it like that but I am sure we would (think of school time) be constantly asked what his name is or constantly dealing with mis-spellings. I think the name looks lovely either way but should we stick with the simpler spelling to avoid problems in the future?
*I believe if we were in an area where Hebrew was more prevelant/common we might not have as much trouble but that is not they case and I think that is the root of my concern.