Unique Biblical Names

[name]Hi[/name]! My sister in law pointed me to Nameberry and said you all had great taste in names.

We are expecting #1 in mid-[name]June[/name]. We’ve been debating names and wanted some opinions please. Need middle name suggestions. Those don’t have to be biblical though. What other names match this style?


Thinking about middle names [name]Mercy[/name] or [name]Gail[/name]

[name]Thaddeus[/name] [name]Clement[/name]
[name]Cyrus[/name] [name]Clement[/name]
[name]Silas[/name] [name]Timothy[/name]
[name]Zebedee[/name] [name]James[/name]

Thank you!

I adore [name]Gail[/name]. It’s such a beautiful, feminine name.

Other suggestions (Biblical, Hebrew, and others)



[name]Cassian[/name] (saint)

I absolutely love [name]Magdala[/name]! [name]Just[/name] [name]Magda[/name] is on my own short list but I really like [name]Magdala[/name], [name]Magdalene[/name], [name]Magdalena[/name], and [name]Magdalen[/name], too. I like the idea of [name]Magdala[/name] [name]Gail[/name], or, even more, [name]Magdala[/name] [name]Abigail[/name] or [name]Magdala[/name] [name]Avigail[/name].

I really love [name]Silas[/name] and [name]Cyrus[/name] on your boys’ list, as well!

A lot of great suggestions have been posted already, and the only ones I can really think of off the top of my head are [name]Barnaby[/name] (or [name]Barnabas[/name]) and [name]Bartholomew[/name] for boys, and [name]Susannah[/name], [name]Eve[/name], and [name]Julia[/name] for a girl.

Good luck!

[name]Hi[/name], there! [name]How[/name] are you?

Firstly, I want to tell you “in person” how much I truly admire your bold name taste and commitment to a style. That’s going to make things easier for you down the line, I’m sure. There isn’t a bad name on your list, so ultimately it will likely come down to what makes you feel best inside, what name you want to call out for years to come, what name writes itself best in your handwriting, what name fits the child in your head - those sorts of things that only a parent-to-be can decide on. But, you won’t be making a naming mistake at all. I can suggest more options, but I don’t even know that you need them. More specific comments on your options:

The choice between [name]Magdala[/name] and [name]Magdalen[/name] is a personal one. The names are so similar that it’s merely a matter of feel that separates the two. To me, [name]Magdala[/name] is just a bit bolder, perhaps a little more romantic and vivacious. [name]Magdalen[/name], on the other hand, is a little sweeter, and although she isn’t delicate, she’s a tad more ladylike (in a strong way). What image do you have of your daughter, or what image do you want to convey? As for middle names, [name]Mercy[/name] works beautifully with either first name option, whereas, to me, [name]Gail[/name] falls a little flat. I understand wanting to use it, but I’d go with “big sister” [name]Abigail[/name] instead, which has a beautiful meaning and warm, friendly sound. [name]Magdalen[/name] [name]Abigail[/name] works, though it’s long, but [name]Magdala[/name] [name]Abigail[/name] isn’t so good.

As for your boy names, you may know I’m a [name]Zebedee[/name] fan and I’m so glad you’ve latched onto it. “Taming” the combination with simple [name]James[/name] provides the perfect compliment to an otherwise energetic and flamboyant name. [name]Cyrus[/name] [name]Clement[/name], too, is a striking combination of two old-man-chic names. It’s got this Southern charm to it, too, which really appeals to me in a rugged, handsome sort of way. Now, [name]Silas[/name] is one of my favorite names, but I’m not wow-ed by [name]Timothy[/name]. Again, I understand wanting to use it, but I might go with something along the lines of [name]Bartholomew[/name] or [name]Paul[/name] or even something as classic as [name]Andrew[/name]. Now, we come to the heaviest name on your list, [name]Thaddeus[/name]. It’s a weighty option, but [name]Thad[/name] brings it down to earth. Here, I’d probably pair it with something simpler like [name]James[/name], but to each her own. It’s not my favorite, but it’s a handsome option.

I’ll throw out a few more that you may or may not have considered before: [name]Abel[/name], [name]Abilene[/name] (g), [name]Antonia[/name] (g), Cyrene (g), [name]Ebenezer[/name], [name]Ephraim[/name], [name]Gilead[/name], [name]Laban[/name], [name]Lydia[/name] (g), [name]Sela[/name] (g), [name]Temple[/name] (g), [name]Tirza[/name] (g), and [name]Zorah[/name] (g). A well-placed place name can go far when paired appropriately. (As in, something like [name]Ebenezer[/name] [name]James[/name] can be much more striking than [name]Ebenezer[/name] [name]Boaz[/name], and [name]Abilene[/name] [name]Mary[/name] can be far more intriguing than [name]Abilene[/name] [name]Zipporah[/name].)

Good luck!


Well, I can’t follow lemon’s post! I have no clue what to write here because we’ve talked about all this before. First off, I echo [name]Lemon[/name]… I am excited for you and your bold choices. I know your little ones will wear their names well. You also have a great advantage having the cooler brother from a naming perspective. Maybe he can influence you know who a bit?

My thoughts on [name]Magdala[/name] vs [name]Magdalen[/name] - you’ve always loved [name]Magdalen[/name]. I think you need to stick with that one. [name]Magdala[/name] is a really cool twist on the same name though and if that is your husband’s choice (I think it is anyway?), it seems like the perfect compromise name. You’d still keep true to the name you always loved (including your [name]Maggie[/name] and [name]Magda[/name] nicknames) but you’re adding a twist. I’ve told you this in person and I think it’s why you are seeking other middle name options, but I find [name]Magdalen[/name] / [name]Magdala[/name] [name]Mercy[/name] just a teeny bit cutesy with the alliteration. I like the idea of alliteration in principle, but it can be cutesy very easily on a real person to me. I think [name]Mercy[/name] is a very pretty name though, but [name]Gail[/name] or [name]Abigail[/name] (my pref. here) meaning “Father’s [name]Joy[/name]” - so cute and simple.

I liked [name]Magdalen[/name] [name]Ruth[/name], but I’m a [name]Ruth[/name] fan. Are there other virtue names you might like besides [name]Mercy[/name]? I know you like [name]Felicity[/name], [name]Verity[/name], [name]Temperance[/name], etc. Those all feel heavy though for a middle name with [name]Magdalen[/name].

For the boys, I really love [name]Cyrus[/name] “[name]Cy[/name]” and [name]Zebedee[/name] – I think you’ll make a fab choice with either. Maybe you’ll get to use both someday. I’m trying to think of it in that way too and which sounds like the biggest brother? [name]Cy[/name] or [name]Zeb[/name]? Hmm, I can’t decide. [name]Cy[/name] might have the slight edge by nn, but I think [name]Zebedee[/name] as a whole name could win there too.
As far as alliteration goes, [name]Cyrus[/name] [name]Clement[/name] seems a little less cutesy and obvious to me. possibly because of the S sound in the beginning of [name]Cyrus[/name]. CCC for his initials is sweet too.

That is funny, I’ve often said to myself, I can’t name a child something that I can’t hand write beautifully or that doesn’t look balanced in print. LOL. I am an artist. I thought i was the only one to think that way tho. Leave it to a momberry!

Anyway, I do believe that I’d love to run into a baby [name]Solomon[/name] one day…nn Solo? Did you know that there was also another name given to this little boy who would take [name]King[/name] [name]David[/name]'s throne? The prophet [name]Nathan[/name] said [name]Solomon[/name] would be a man of peace unlike his father, who was a man of war; therefore [name]Nathan[/name] called him [name]Jedidiah[/name]. It means “beloved of the [name]Lord[/name]”. Something to think about, I suppose. Anyway, [name]Abilene[/name] is a recent discovery of mine that I believe is simply beautiful… oh yes, and [name]Keturah[/name] meaning “incense”. [name]Tabatha[/name] is another you might want to consider. And [name]Eli[/name]/[name]Elias[/name] very strong and classic. Cyrenius is another variation of [name]Cyrus[/name] (I think); also [name]Cyril[/name]. In my research, [name]Cyril[/name] was a saint’s name and somewhat popular during the Victorian era as well.

Maybe [name]Israel[/name] or [name]Gideon[/name] (I knew of a little boy with this name w/in the last cpl yrs)? With your given examples, I take it that you are looking for more New Testament, though…? [name]Philip[/name], [name]Lazarus[/name], Bartimaeus, [name]Timaeus[/name] (another form of [name]Timothy[/name]), [name]Nicodemus[/name], [name]Levi[/name], [name]Naaman[/name], [name]Zacchaeus[/name], [name]Corban[/name] and Ephphatha (Biblical word names), [name]Zacharias[/name], [name]Simeon[/name], [name]Pricilla[/name], [name]Aquilla[/name] (m), [name]Apollos[/name], [name]Theophilus[/name], [name]Abia[/name], [name]Salome[/name], [name]Lydia[/name], [name]Claudia[/name] (f) and [name]Claudius[/name] (m)–not exactly Biblical per se, but def New Testament time period-- even place names such as [name]Bethany[/name], Judea, Bethphage, Bethsaida, [name]Jericho[/name] and Cana could be used. Maybe Hosanna, [name]Joanna[/name], [name]Johannah[/name], [name]Miriam[/name], [name]Gloria[/name] (maybe in place of [name]Gail[/name]?), [name]Honora[/name], [name]Nadia[/name] (means hope)

Whew, that was a mess of names, wasn’t it? At least you can take from it what you want… given the chance, it may give some direction at least. :slight_smile:

These were some names of the Christians in [name]Rome[/name] that [name]Paul[/name] wrote to (see chapter 16 of the book of Romans):

Cenchrea (place actually)
Andronicus (nn [name]Roni[/name]?)
[name]Narcissus[/name] (yes, it’s in there!)
Tryphosa (wonder if these 2 were twins??)
Olympas (female)
[name]Gaius[/name] (similar to [name]Gail[/name])
Quartus (i like the last 2 for some reason)

End of 1 Corinthians, Colossians, 2 [name]Timothy[/name]

Maranatha (i’m not sure the official meaning, but often it means praise)
Aristarchus (reminds me of Aristocrats!)
Galatia (place)
[name]Claudia[/name] (she IS in there!)

And then there are the books named after men too… [name]Titus[/name], [name]Philemon[/name], [name]James[/name], [name]Peter[/name], [name]John[/name], [name]Jude[/name]

I just wanted to echo what’s been said about your taste in names. I think you really can’t go wrong with any of your boys’ choices, especially since you’ve made your style very clear. But my favorite is [name]Silas[/name] [name]Timothy[/name]. I have a baby cousin named [name]Silas[/name], and I love the biblical reference. I’m also a big fan of biblical/inspiring names! [name]Magdalen[/name] isn’t my style, but if you choose to use it, I think the [name]Magdalene[/name] spelling looks more complete. I have 2 younger friends who are sisters, named Magaly and [name]Magdalena[/name]. They go by [name]Maggy[/name] and [name]Magda[/name]. What do you think of Magaly? These girls are very nice, talented and hardworking, and look like models! So at least I have a good association.

By the way, I love the name [name]Rebecca[/name] because of it’s biblical association. I always imagined [name]Rebekah[/name] as being a beautiful, hardworking woman with a lot of faith. Plus it has so many cute nicknames. It’s one of my very favorite names! Would you consider using your own name in the middle with a different first name? There are many inspiring women in the bible, I actually just wrote a short list of biblical names in my blog, spanglishbaby.blogspot.com if you’re interested in checking it out. It’s a short list, but it might be able to give you some inspiration, especially since the latin versions are listed too. :slight_smile:

I’ll be reading this forum too for biblical names, there are so many interesting and original suggestions from other berries! I love it! So thanks for making this thread [name]Rebecca[/name]!

[name]Magdalen[/name] - I think this is clunky cute, and I’m not even a fan of the clunky fad.
[name]Magdala[/name] - I like this less than the former. It’s kind of meh to me.

[name]Mercy[/name] - Not my style, I think it’s a little harsh.
[name]Gail[/name] - Again, nms. I don’t like G beginnings much.

[name]Thaddeus[/name] [name]Clement[/name] - I love this! I think this is a nice distinctive name, and [name]Thad[/name] is cute!
[name]Cyrus[/name] [name]Clement[/name] - I’m not a fan of [name]Cyrus[/name]; I think it’s harsh. I’m also not a fan of alliteration, although this isn’t so bad.
[name]Silas[/name] [name]Timothy[/name] - I like [name]Silas[/name], I think it’s beautiful and streamline. I don’t know if [name]Timothy[/name] goes with it too well though.
[name]Zebedee[/name] [name]James[/name] - I think this is really cute, although I don’t know if I could see [name]Zebedee[/name] on an adult. Maybe they could go by Zebe, though.

My favourite unique biblical name is definitely [name]Ezekiel[/name].

Hey there, [name]Rebecca[/name], my name is [name]Gabrielle[/name] and I am [name]Jamie[/name]'s good friend! : )

She sent me to help you and I am happy to do it!

I love [name]Mercy[/name], but worry that [name]Gail[/name]/[name]Gale[/name] will soon be too unisex with the arrival of [name]Gale[/name] (boy) in the Hunger Games.

[name]Galila[/name] is a Hebrew name that literally means, “And He rolled away the stone.” I’ve always thought it was interesting, beautiful and the meaning intense. : ) [name]Galilee[/name] is also an under-used, Biblical place name with a wonderful flow.

[name]Magdalen[/name] looks a touch incomplete to me, have y’all thought of [name]Magdalena[/name]? [name]Magdala[/name] is also so sweet and reminds me of [name]Delilah[/name]/[name]Dahlia[/name], which I adore!

Other names like [name]Mercy[/name]:

[name]Gioia[/name] ([name]Joy[/name]-ah)
[name]Oona[/name] or [name]Una[/name] (unity)

Other middles you might love:

Dabria (an angel present in the orthodox bible)

[name]Jamie[/name] loves [name]Thaddeus[/name], too, but I just cannot get on board. I do love [name]Cyrus[/name]/[name]Silas[/name], but prefer [name]Silas[/name] as it doesn’t have the [name]Miley[/name] [name]Cyrus[/name] connotations. I also cannot imagine a boy loving the name [name]Zebedee[/name] at any age. [name]Even[/name] though you want the ancient, Biblical feel, (which I adore and respect) you have to factor in modern “cool” standards, which [name]Silas[/name] has for sure!

Here are some more Hebrew/Biblical boys names:

[name]Zephaniah[/name] (nn Zephan or [name]Zephyr[/name], a personal favorite!)
[name]Abraham[/name] (nn [name]Bram[/name], [name]Abe[/name], both in, all very cool.)
[name]Ezra[/name] (He’s so cool, he’s hot! ; ) )
[name]Ephraim[/name] (a minor name in the Twilight books, a great-grandfather of a character who is never present, makes this one current and cool)
[name]Ezekiel[/name] (I think [name]Zeke[/name] is ready for a comeback with this full version of the popular nickname)
[name]Gideon[/name] ([name]LOVE[/name] HIM!)
[name]Jethro[/name] ([name]Jeth[/name] would be a cool take on the common [name]Seth[/name])
[name]Lazarus[/name] ([name]Jesus[/name]'s friend would make an incredible namesake.)
[name]Malachi[/name] (The nn [name]Kai[/name] or [name]Ky[/name] would make this current- the new [name]Micah[/name], perhaps)
[name]Moses[/name] (I think he’s ready for a comeback)
[name]Sampson[/name]/[name]Samson[/name] (The Biblical [name]Conan[/name], any little boy would be pleased!)
[name]Simeon[/name] (A sweeter take on the cutting [name]Simon[/name])
[name]Tobias[/name] ([name]Toby[/name] is in!)

From your list I’m loving [name]Magdala[/name] and [name]Silas[/name].

Let me know if you want/need any more help! : )


Wow, you’ve all given me so much to think about. The replies have been very helpful though.

Thank you. [name]Gail[/name] is my middle name. I’m not completely set on using it in that form. I like the suggestion of [name]Abigail[/name].
We like [name]Titus[/name], [name]Solomon[/name], and [name]Elias[/name]. They were all on the longer boys list.

[name]Sela[/name]/[name]Selah[/name] is so nice. That is on our longer girls list.
We like [name]Tobiah[/name] also. There are so many “T” names we like for boys, but we don’t want to reuse first letters.

[name]Magdala[/name] [name]Abigail[/name]/[name]Avigail[/name] is a great combination! It’s our favorite right now.
[name]Bartholomew[/name] is one of my husband’s favorites. I can’t really picture a son named [name]Bart[/name] yet though.

[name]Hi[/name]! Thanks for your compliments and confidence in our name style. I think [name]Jamie[/name] told you, but my favorite names were always [name]Thaddeus[/name], [name]Magdalen[/name], [name]Dorothy[/name], and [name]Gideon[/name]. I don’t really consider any of those too weird. My darling husband threw the uniqueness into the mix and they still felt like they fit my style. I really like names with an old fashioned feeling or maybe names you might not immediately picture on a baby or young child. Of the two images you described in [name]Magdala[/name] vs. [name]Magdalen[/name], I prefer and think of the one for [name]Magdalen[/name]. I think DH would agree. However, I know he wants bold too.

[name]Do[/name] you have any other simple middle name suggestions for [name]Zebedee[/name]? We were talking last night and we are not sure we want to use family names at all just to avoid hurt feelings. Our baby will be the first grandchild on my side so I would love to use my dad, [name]Nicholas[/name], but I do have 6 younger siblings and maybe they feel more strongly about using family names than we do. Names from his side are limited for grandbaby #7.

[name]Abel[/name], [name]Gilead[/name], and [name]Sela[/name] are my favorites from the others you listed. [name]Gilead[/name] in particular is one I don’t think has ever come up before. That’s rare!

I miss you girls today. What can I say? I’m married to the self-proclaimed black sheep of the family. See you tomorrow.

I like your screen name and I like that you gave me Bible reading homework. All the names you listed in your first post are very in line with our style. We’re not just looking New Testament, but I did like the lists you put together. Going to check them out with DH tonight.

Your name is cute too! I will check our your blog too. Thank you for the comments.

It’s encouraging to hear you love [name]Thaddeus[/name] [name]Clement[/name] so much. It was our first choice for a full boys name earlier this year and maybe we need to go back to it. [name]Thaddeus[/name] has always been my favorite boys name.

Hello! [name]Glad[/name] [name]Jamie[/name] sent you to help. [name]Gail[/name] is only on the list because it’s my middle name and my DH thinks it would be appropriate for us to share a middle name. I like my middle name, but I don’t think it’s necessary to use it.
[name]Magdalena[/name] is so pretty and feminine, but we think it’s just too long. So you prefer [name]Magdalen[/name] with an E on the end?

[name]Miriam[/name] and [name]Tabitha[/name] are two of my favorites from your list. I think Tabitha is already on Jamie’s list.
My DH is worried about [name]Miley[/name] [name]Cyrus[/name] connections, so thank you for bringing that up. So [name]Zebedee[/name] is not cool at all? [name]Even[/name] as [name]Zeb[/name] among his friends and family?

[name]Zephaniah[/name] is neat. I’ll ask DH about that one.
We were talking about [name]Abram[/name]. [name]Jamie[/name] is pushing [name]Ezekiel[/name] alot too. Oh and [name]Jethro[/name] is one of my husband’s favorites. Maybe it should come back to the short list.


So, I’m not sure if you actually wanted more name suggestions or thoughts on your name list, but let me just respond to your last response. I am aware that your favorite boy names were [name]Thaddeus[/name] and [name]Gideon[/name], and I am aware of your hesitation to use [name]Thaddeus[/name] considering [name]Jude[/name]'s name - for me, that isn’t the reason I’d nix the name, but I would let it go because it seems a little too clunky for my taste. But, I recognize it’s hard to say goodbye to a favorite. As for [name]Dorothy[/name], I prefer [name]Dorothea[/name] for you. As for [name]Magda[/name]'s longer name, from talking to you I think [name]Magdalen[/name] is a better fit. I know I suggested [name]Magdala[/name] and I do think it’s amazing, but you should go with what’s more you and that may be [name]Magdalen[/name] [name]Abigail[/name]. As for the extra E debate, it’s important to recognize that [name]Magdalen[/name] and [name]Magdalene[/name] have different pronunciations, generally speaking. [name]Do[/name] you want “[name]Len[/name]” or “Lean”? I think [name]Magdalen[/name] sounds better with your last name. (I also want to say I love [name]Sela[/name] or [name]Shoshana[/name] down the road as siblings to [name]Magdalen[/name]!). Now, I will politely disagree with my pal [name]Brie[/name] ([name]Gabrielle[/name]) and say I think [name]Zebedee[/name] is totally cool. [name]Zeb[/name] makes it cool! It’s like the Biblical version of hipster [name]Sebastian[/name] “[name]Seb[/name],” to me. But it needs to be anchored with a classic like [name]James[/name]. If you aren’t connected to family names then don’t pressure yourself to use them. I like something such as [name]Curtis[/name], [name]Francis[/name], [name]Marcus[/name], [name]Matthew[/name], [name]Paul[/name], or [name]Samuel[/name] in the middle for [name]Zebedee[/name]. To an extent, I agree with [name]Jamie[/name] that [name]Cy[/name] is more big-brotherly, but I might not base my decision on that gut instinct. If you do decide to honor family, there are plenty of ways to do so without using actual family names - [name]Jamie[/name] knows about this, but I absolutely love to get creative with honoring family. You can always private message me if you want to do more with that. Finally, I think you and [name]Tim[/name] just need to go with the name that you feel most confident in and you can’t make a bad choice.

Did I forget anything? Oh! I love them, but I think [name]Miriam[/name] and [name]Abram[/name] are hard to say with your last name. As for [name]Tabitha[/name], I think you should take it from [name]Jamie[/name]! And then there’s [name]Jethro[/name]. Um, I don’t want to be a negative [name]Nelly[/name] but, yes. Let’s just try and talk [name]Tim[/name] out of that one. (I’m picturing [name]Jamie[/name]'s little ladies calling their cousin [name]Jethro[/name] and it isn’t making me name-happy!)


I agree. [name]Tobiah[/name] is our second boys name for a fact. [name]Love[/name] it soooooooo much! Esp the meaning “God is good”; can it get any better than that?? Because of our last name, at first my husband said, “No way! He’d be known as TobyMac all his life.” LOL. Although we both think TobyMac is great listening, we def want our son to have his own persona. Thankfully my husband came around (I’ve loved the name since I was in 5th grade!), and one day out of the blue said, “I think we should go with [name]Tobiah[/name].” When I suggested [name]Tobiah[/name] [name]Joseph[/name], he thought TJ was great! I’m not huge on the whole “TJ” thing – he might be known as TJMaxx with that! LOL-- but [name]Joseph[/name] reminds us of our own love story in which we, as a couple, faced many opportunities to become bitter, but rather overcame thru divine Forgiveness…what other name but [name]Joseph[/name] could remind you of such an act of love? It’s actual meaning is “God increases”. Oh who knows, we aren’t even expecting yet, so it will remain a work in progress…!

And about [name]Bartholomew[/name], have you considered Tholo as a nickname?? That’d be super cute and so in line with your love for “T” names!

Wow, lots of awesome names here! I won’t wax as long as some of the other folks, but I just wanted to say that I think the combo of [name]Magdalen[/name] [name]Avigail[/name] looks and sounds beautiful. I think [name]Avigail[/name], the original form, is so much more distinctive and bold than [name]Abigail[/name] - I’d really encourage that choice!!

Sorry, more input!

I’m so glad you and your husband are going to go check out those passages too! “Bible reading homework,” love it! All I can say is there really are SO many ideas in there!

In fact, I came back to say you that there are so so so so many of those name lists in the beginning of chapters too, but instead of lists of [name]Christian[/name] friends, we actually have list of family lineages. Like [name]Jesus[/name]’ birth line in the first chapter of the book of [name]Matthew[/name]. If you really want to find some unique ones you’ll go to a Bible website (I like Bible Gateway or Bible Study Tools.com) and simply look up the keyword BEGAT or [name]BORN[/name]. I’m positive you’ll be in name heaven! Also the books of [name]Genesis[/name] (esp read chapters 4 & 5; have you really stopped to consider [name]Enoch[/name]? I know he was mentioned before, but I think he could be a serious contender given your style), Judges, 1 & 2 [name]Samuel[/name], 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles are chuck full of lineages…

If not set on NT names make sure you consider these then (so many have already been listed, sorry!): [name]Ezra[/name], [name]Nehemiah[/name], [name]Esther[/name], [name]Job[/name], [name]Isaiah[/name], [name]Jeremiah[/name], [name]Ezekiel[/name], [name]Daniel[/name], [name]Hosea[/name], [name]Joel[/name] (you could even feminize to [name]Joelle[/name]-- [name]Magdalen[/name] [name]Joelle[/name]??), [name]Amos[/name], [name]Obadiah[/name] (one of my favorites!), [name]Jonah[/name], [name]Micah[/name], [name]Nahum[/name], [name]Habakkuk[/name], [name]Zephaniah[/name], Haggai, [name]Zechariah[/name], [name]Malachi[/name]

P.S. Thank you for the compliment about my screen name, i love it too :slight_smile:
If you ever desire to, you are more than welcome to msg me regarding this subject; for as you can see, I love this topic too!

Abundant Blessings as you search… remember “those who seek, find”! :wink:

Have you considered [name]Boaz[/name]? It is one of my favorite unique Bible names. Trouble is, I don’t really like [name]Bo[/name] cause we used to have a dog named [name]Bo[/name]. If it weren’t for that, I would love to use [name]Boaz[/name]. I also really like [name]Zebedee[/name], [name]Silas[/name], [name]Tobiah[/name], and [name]Jethro[/name]. I am actually really liking [name]Jethro[/name] right now. The nns [name]Jett[/name] or [name]Roe[/name] are so cute, and I like that he has a good Biblical namesake. I have also considered [name]Job[/name] for a middle name. It is my favorite book of the Bible. I am thinking about [name]Ezra[/name] (meaning help) and [name]Azariah[/name] (help of God). [name]Azariah[/name] is the Hebrew name of Abed-nego, and I love it except I fear it will get shortened to Az which sounds like another a- word, so I was thinking of using [name]Ezra[/name] instead since they have the same root. Sorry, that was kinda rambling, I know. My favorite girl name is [name]Tabitha[/name]. It has such a lovely meaning and name sake.

Wow, still in love with this forum! [name]Rebecca[/name], thanks for the compliments and best of luck in your search and contemplation! It looks like you’ve got a good support system. :slight_smile:

FYI, I would pronounce [name]Magdalene[/name] the same as [name]Magdalen[/name]. [name]Magdalen[/name] looks like just a misspelling to me. But I guess I’m the only one! Either way, the -en pronunciation is the only one I’m familiar with and it does sound best.

Good luck!

Whit32, I always wonder about the names Shadrack, Meshack and Abed-nego just because I love that story! I wonder if the other two have other names…

Meshack is Meshael and Shadrack is Hannaniah. Not sure on the spelling without looking it up, but those are close at least :wink: I agree, I love their story, which is why [name]Azariah[/name] has survived on my list for as long as it has.

I pronounce [name]Magdalen[/name] and [name]Magdalene[/name] the same way. [name]Tim[/name] does not. He likes the [name]LEN[/name] ending sound and wants to avoid confusion. I prefer it spelled with the E on the end since that is the way it’s written in the Bible, but both are fine. He also thinks [name]Magdalen[/name] seems like a cooler name. We should talk about middle names.

My DH likes all those TJ, CJ, MJ nicknames too. It must be a guy thing. We didn’t look in the Romans or Acts passages you listed last night. We’ve just started a chronological Bible [name]Reading[/name] plan and are currently in [name]Genesis[/name]. So the [name]Genesis[/name] books you just listed were fresh in my mind.

Thanks you for your kind thoughts! I’m glad you posted.

I think my DH mostly likes [name]Jethro[/name] for the [name]Jett[/name] nickname. [name]Boaz[/name] was on the long list too. There are so many good options in this category of names.

I agree with your pronunciations of [name]Magdalen[/name] and [name]Magdalene[/name]. We are very fortunate to have lots of family nearby.