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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22-09-2014 07:11 #11Senior Member
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22-09-2014 07:21 #12
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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22-09-2014 07:58 #13
22-09-2014 08:04 #14
To be honest I think they all sound like girls names.
22-09-2014 08:09 #15Senior Member
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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
22-09-2014 08:32 #16Senior Member
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22-09-2014 08:41 #17
I think it's terrible, sorry.
22-09-2014 08:48 #18
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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22-09-2014 09:27 #19
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.
22-09-2014 09:28 #20
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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