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    Tacky.
    I also pronounced it to rhyme with Jamaica until I read your second post, so I think you'd be correcting people a lot, and also spelling it out. You'd probably also have a lot of people asking where you got the name from, and saying "I made it up" screams tacky to a lot of people. Sorry.

    What's wrong with Micah?

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    I have a made up name and I HATE it so much! All my life I've had to correct spelling and pronunciation, and I get really rude comments about it ("were your parents on drugs?", "sounds like something from Jerry Springer", "haha no really, what's your name?", "were you born in a trailer park?). Pleeeeeease don't do it to your child!

    I do think Nehmaiah is a lovely biblical name though Its not a common name, but still a real name with a meaning. (Another thing I hate about mine - When I get asked what it means I have to say it means nothing, its just made up. I wish my name had a meaning!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggamamma View Post
    It was actually a play on Micah and sounds Neh-my-ka.
    So depends on how you pronounce Jamaica.
    Jamaica is a country, and the pronunciation isn't open for interpretation. Therefore, most people will assume it's pronounced the same as Jamaica, just with an N.

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    To be honest I think they all sound like girls names.

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    No. How could a name be biblical if it's not in the bible???
    Also I would assume its pronounced the same as jamaica. As in "Namaican this up". Sorry

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    I think it's terrible, sorry.

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    Sounds like Jamaica to me with an N. Don't like it sorry.

    As a huge fan of biblical names for boys, putting in a H doesn't automatically make it 'biblical'. But then I really dislike made up names full stop. Sorry
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    I personally wouldn't recommend it either...

    If you ARE Christian, then another nice name is Nehemiah (supposedly said nee-ha-my-a, although I had a student where it was pronounced na-hee-mee-ah).

    You'd still have the issue of the kid having to correct every new person, but if it has a personal meaning then that could well be worth it. If you don't have any meaningful association with the Bible, then I'd suggest maybe steering clear of the more unusual biblical names.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggamamma View Post
    It was actually a play on Micah and sounds Neh-my-ka.
    It doesn't sound so bad when you pronounce it this way. However, I also read it as Jamaica with an N, which I think you will get LOTS of in the future if you name your son this.

    Even though this name isn't what I would name my child, at the end of the day it has to be something that you love. And if this is it, then I think you should go for it. I know plenty of people who have named their kids unusual names and after the initial shock, everyone gets used it.
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