Saturday, February 10, 2007

Question for a shadchan

If you knew two people with first names David and Batsheva, and they seemed appropriate for each other, would you try to set them up?

Would the "name factor" make you less likely to set them up? Or perhaps more likely?

(The same question can be asked regarding other "notorious" pairings of "normal" names, for example Yehudah/Tamar, Amnon/Tamar, Aviyah/Maacha, add your own here...)


Unknown said...


Actually- what if it were two people with names that were of relatives in the bible? Like Leah/Laban, for example. I think that might be pretty bad.

Beisrunner said...

> Rachel/Jacob
> Rachel/Akiba
> Leah/Jacob

No negative connotation to those relationships.

> Hagar/Abraham
> Delilah/Samson

Nobody names their kid Hagar or Delilah.

I'm looking for reasonable names which are part of unreasonable pairs of names.

Beisrunner said...

How about Shimon/Dinah or Levi/Dinah