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Offline virtualverny

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Choosing a new Hebrew name
« on: December 25, 2017, 04:51:28 pm »
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My Hebrew name is the exact translation of my deadname. I've been meaning to choose a new one, but I really don't know how! How did you choose your new Hebrew name, if you changed it?

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Re: Choosing a new Hebrew name
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2017, 05:24:24 pm »
One of my friends named me. It's been one of the most rewarding parts of transitioning for me.

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Re: Choosing a new Hebrew name
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2017, 04:41:39 am »
Google search. There are sites that give the meaning of Hebrew and other names, Greek, Latin, Arabic, and various other languages. I'm sure you'll find something you like. Been researching the these sites for an appropriate name begin with A, to replace my male middle name.

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Re: Choosing a new Hebrew name
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2017, 06:07:09 am »
I'm not Jewish, but Randi and I have been together for nearly 40 years. You pick up things. Typically your Hebrew name is for a relative already deceased at the time of your birth. If you still want to honor them pick a Hebrew name that starts with the same letter.

If not... well, I've always found Randi's Hebrew name, "Tiberelia", to be lovely. Our son's is "Pesach Elhonnen".

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Re: Choosing a new Hebrew name
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2017, 07:17:01 am »
I am not Jewish, but I do have Mideast ancestry. I looked long and hard for an appropriate name, then in an ethnic cookbook in the back where the recipes are credited to the women who submitted their kitchen secrets, was my new name. I like it and it is now me.