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THE NAME JONAH

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Is it too Jewish sounding? Would people assume he's Jewish? Other honest thoughts and opinions please
Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:16 PM
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Pnukey
by on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:18 PM

It's clearly Biblical, but I wasn't thinking Jewish. It's a good name.

SammiBaby
by Gold Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:19 PM

I don't think so but then again I don't know any Jewish people so I couldn't tell you how Jewish is actually sounds. If I met a Jonah I wouldn't assume he was Jewish at all.

When I hear it though I think of the actor Jonah Hill. I don't think it's a bad name at all though.

macysmom
by on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:19 PM
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That's what we are naming this baby.
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lucky2Beeme
by Emerald Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:19 PM

 I don't associate it with Jews. I think of Jonah and the whale from the bible.

SimplyEnchanted
by on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Biblical but not necessarily jewish. I know a little boy named Jonah and his mom gets jokes about Jonah coming from the belly of the whale...ALL the time. I feel bad for her when people make cracks.

Bethbeth
by Silver Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:20 PM

 I love the name. I thought about naming my son that, but my sister's name is Jo, so I didn't want it to be so close.

I think of it as a Biblical/Christian name, not Jewish.

xboybrksgrlx
by on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:21 PM
Love that name. One of my really good friends is named Jonah. I never once thought biblical or Jewish. Maybe because he is atheist lol but very good name.
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macysmom
by on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:21 PM
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That's what we are naming this baby, but I dare someone to joke about it.


Quoting SimplyEnchanted:

Biblical but not necessarily jewish. I know a little boy named Jonah and his mom gets jokes about Jonah coming from the belly of the whale...ALL the time. I feel bad for her when people make cracks.


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Pink.Sunshine
by Queen on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Is a Hebrew name too Jewish sounding? 

Mom2princessq
by on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:22 PM

I don't think so. To be honest only peoples last names make me wonder about their background at times.. Like are they french, italian ect.

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