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Old 04-12-2019, 03:19 AM
 
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Micah.

I had toyed with the idea of making it my legal name, but then I'd have to explain how to pronounce it to every non-Jew I met (and wince as they failed miserably).
I like it...
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Old 04-12-2019, 04:43 AM
 
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Yerachmiel
Yechezkiel
Elchanon
Pinchas

Great names! The Yechezkiels that I most often encounter generally go by the short form of "Chezky."
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Old 04-13-2019, 07:47 PM
 
Location: small Southern town balabusta
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I have a friend name Silky, but I forget what that abbreviation is from.

I love Asher, Azriel, Pinchas, Moshe, Menachem, Hadassah, Tovah, and most of all, the name we call G-d.
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Old 04-13-2019, 08:31 PM
 
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I have a friend name Silky, but I forget what that abbreviation is from.

I love Asher, Azriel, Pinchas, Moshe, Menachem, Hadassah, Tovah, and most of all, the name we call G-d.

Silky/Silke/Silka is an interesting Yiddish name from Europe! Although, it's rare and I've yet to encounter anyone in Crown Heights, NY with that name. According to Alexander Beider in his Handbook of Ashkenazic Given Names and Their Variants, the name evolved this way: From Shulamis to Shule to Shulke to Sulke to Silke. (Shulamis, as you may recall, is from the Biblical book Song of Songs.)
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Old 04-18-2019, 04:47 PM
 
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I never really cared for Yiddish names too much always preferred Hebrew pronunciation.
I have always loved
David
Reuven
Gabriel
Raphael
And lately have a new strong like for Solomon.

Girls names
Sarah
Rebecca (but not Rivka. sorry)
And lately, am liking Miriam.
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Old 04-18-2019, 05:38 PM
 
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I never really cared for Yiddish names too much always preferred Hebrew pronunciation.
I have always loved
David
Reuven
Gabriel
Raphael
And lately have a new strong like for Solomon.

Girls names
Sarah
Rebecca (but not Rivka. sorry)
And lately, am liking Miriam.

Those are all great names on your list, Mayvenne! I like your screen name, too. Is that a variation of the Yiddish word maven, meaning "a knowledgeable person; a good judge of quality"?
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Old 04-20-2019, 12:32 PM
 
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Those are all great names on your list, Mayvenne! I like your screen name, too. Is that a variation of the Yiddish word maven, meaning "a knowledgeable person; a good judge of quality"?
Good catch Rachel- yes, my screen name was an attempt at humor. I think the usual spelling maven was taken so I came up with this which I think actually seems like a good ol southern name!
I always thought the word maven had a small tinge of humor or sarcasm to it? Maybe just how my parent used it. Usually meaning expert. but you are right knowledgeable and judge of quality.
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Old 04-21-2019, 09:38 AM
 
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Good catch Rachel- yes, my screen name was an attempt at humor. I think the usual spelling maven was taken so I came up with this which I think actually seems like a good ol southern name!
I always thought the word maven had a small tinge of humor or sarcasm to it? Maybe just how my parent used it. Usually meaning expert. but you are right knowledgeable and judge of quality.

Haha! I like that name! Would it be even MORE good ol' Southern if it was Mayvenabelle?
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Old 04-29-2019, 09:06 AM
 
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"It's about Lazar Wolf, the butcher. A good man. A fine man. And I don't have to tell you he's well off, no?"

Rosends, that cartoon is almost as weird as hearing that Harvey Fierstein was cast for the role Tevye on Broadway. (Which I went to see, and Harvey was really good!)
I had to smile at this quote; watched the movie during Pasach!
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Old 05-07-2019, 04:30 AM
 
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I had to smile at this quote; watched the movie during Pasach!

Fiddler is a great movie! One of my own favorites is Prince of Egypt.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqqEgvgEx08
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