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August 1st, 2009, 12:52 AM
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for Ephraim??

i know there is Ephram, Efram.. any others?

being the i in Ephraim is silent.. do u think Ephreim could as well work?? i mean its okay to not like the look of it.. lol but im wondering in general, if that spelling would work

ai to me is kinda feminine.. but i like the e more
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August 1st, 2009, 01:09 PM
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I totally think Ephreim works.
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August 1st, 2009, 01:34 PM
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Honestly, I think all the alternative spellings just look mispelled. I prefer the original spelling. I really dislike it when people take names that are 2000 years old and try and modernize them somehow - spelling / pronunciation, etc. Technically, it's pronounced Ee-fray-im, so the e instead of an a would work, but the i isn't silent. Though most pronounce it Ee-frim, Ee-frum, ***-rim, or ***-rum.

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August 1st, 2009, 02:48 PM
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I have seen it spelled

Efriam
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August 2nd, 2009, 07:11 AM
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i like the ph in it.. im not a fan of F's.. like im not a fan of ai, its femie looking to me..

i dont mind at all respelling a name thats 2000 years old if it is lol, or changing its pronounciation

i fit the spelling to what I like... names are not set in stone IMO lol
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August 2nd, 2009, 10:12 AM
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Honestly, I think all the alternative spellings just look mispelled. I prefer the original spelling. I really dislike it when people take names that are 2000 years old and try and modernize them somehow - spelling / pronunciation, etc. Technically, it's pronounced Ee-fray-im, so the e instead of an a would work, but the i isn't silent. Though most pronounce it Ee-frim, Ee-frum, ***-rim, or ***-rum.

Just my opinion, of course - spell it however you'd like.
ditto!
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August 3rd, 2009, 07:37 PM
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I think I like Ephram or Ephrem best... probably create less pronounciation confusion!
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August 4th, 2009, 07:57 AM
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If you are pronouncing it with 2 syllables then I prefer Ephram. The Ephreim spelling looks odd to me.
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August 6th, 2009, 02:16 AM
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Ephram, definitely.
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