Our Favorite Girl Names from the Bible
Naming a child is an exciting and often stressful time for soon-to-be-parents. Will she love it? Will she complain about it? Will she one day even change it? Will I then live to regret it? Oh, the Southern naming process. And whether you’re naming your first child–or your fourth– it never seems to get any easier. For starters, you need to settle on a name that you really like. A name you won’t get sick and tired of calling from your front porch (over and over again) on hot summer days. The name should work well with your last name too. Sound powerful and gorgeous and reputable all at once. A name is a source of pride, for both the child and her parents, so it should feel really special–because it is. Imagine when they call your daughter’s name at her first dance recital and at her Debutante Ball and at her college graduation and on her wedding day. Yes, you’re one proud mama – and you’re proud of how wonderful her name sounds for all to hear. (That’s your baby girl after all.) Many parents-to-be name their children trendy names. But they go out-of-style so quickly. Or we name our daughters after women in the family because that is, after all, what Southerners do. And some of us choose names that come from other areas like history, travels, hometowns, books. Books, like the Bible. Some of the strongest and most meaningful women in our lives we read and learned about from the Bible. There were the names we know so well like Abigail, Elizabeth, Mary, Rachel, and Rebecca. And then there are the names that one might not have expected to be from the Bible but are trending and oh-so-beautiful like Priscilla and Susanna. Here, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite names from the Bible that we think Mama and Baby Girl will love forever-and ever.