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#1 Baby Name Genie

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:25 AM

Name: Kelly
Location: Wisconsin

My husband and I are wanting to name our daughter Jael, but I'm concerned because our last name starts with the letter L. We both love the name, but would it be too much for her first name to be a pronunciation of her first and last initials? (We weren't trying to do that, we just love the first name.)

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:33 AM

This is a matter of personal opinion. If you love the name Jael, I don't think you should let commonality with the spoken initials (which is rarely done) stop you.

#3 MellyMade


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Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:22 PM

I agree with bebeeg -- and I also think it's one of those things that are exciting as a kid, much like palindrome names.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 07:30 AM

Hi there

You'll be fine naming your daughter that, my only worry is when she says her name, will people think her name is "Jail"?

Try making it a double barrell name, or including a lovely middle name to add to it.

Jael Rose
Jael Ann
Jael Marie
Jael Emily
Jael Angela
Jael Olivia
Jael Maria
Jael Moira
Jael Talula
Jael Lilian
Jael Paisley

Good luck!


#5 heyitsred


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Posted 29 August 2012 - 02:45 PM

I agree that Jael may be "Jail" bait. Use a double-header first name Jael Marie or Jael Elizabeth. This also makes its less of a hassle for your concern with the initials- which, as far as I'm concerned should be no worry at all.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:44 AM

I grew up with a girl with the French name Dielle whose initials were D.L. As kids we thought it was the coolest thing. If you both love the name, go for it.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:25 AM


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Posted 13 May 2013 - 06:53 PM

Sounds just fine, just break it up with a lovely middle name and you will be fine!