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I know it is controversial and I am NOT concerned about the biblical reference more worried about the English noun the name has become associated with. I LOVE the name but do NOT want to cause my baby girl problems in the future. I have gotten beaten up on other forums - usually due to the biblical reference. Please give your honest opinions like it or not! We are considering Jezebel Jane or Jezebel Joyfor our baby girl. This would give her same initials as her daddy and brother.
11 years ago I had this name on my list for my first dd and my mom said no way, due to the biblical reference but I scoffed. But then, I guess since my ears were open and it was in my radar, I heard this used as an insult several times, to my dismay. I ditched it. Other associations are fine (nerdy, silly, sultry, Christian, Wiccan etc etc) but this direct association, IMO, would be cruel to bestow on a girl. Sorry.i agree it's a beautiful sounding name but the connotation could literally ruin her life.
Yeah... even atheists I know use it as an insult to the girl they're taking about... such a jezebel... and that's never a nice connotation. Definitely wouldn't do it to my girl, and if I were a teacher, I'd look to call her something else just because it's got such a bad association with it, I wouldn't want to say it!
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i was aware of the story behind it, but i've never heard it as an insult. maybe it's a regional thing? this is a very christian small town but we generally just say the actual nouns, not throw around bibical references.
I think it started out as a biblical reference many, many years ago but just became another word for woman if ill repute so to speak. Like a lot of people say Kleenex instead of tissue even though the brand may be puffs.
She'd likely end up hating her name and even changing it when she's an adult.