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What’s in a Name?


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/family/article/whats_in_a_name_20090304

So far, things haven’t worked out as planned. My husband, Julian Voloj, immediately rejected Gabriel because he once knew one he didn’t like (though he did reluctantly admit that the evil Gabe was rather good-looking). Neshama was out because he disliked it; besides, we knew we were having a boy. Plus we are blessed that our parents and most of our grandparents are living, so the assorted permutations of their names I had long mulled over were, luckily, not under consideration. That left us more or less with a blank slate; filling it was much more difficult than I would have imagined.

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