About Abby Sandel

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  1. Our first child’s name is Ephraim. We pronounce it “eF-rum”. I always tell people F as in the letter and rum like the liquor.

  2. I LOVE, Love, love Ephraim. It is probably one of my favorite boy names ever.
    I’ve been in love with it since I was a little girl. There is an Ephraim on Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. All seven brothers have Biblical names in alphabetical order- Adam, Benjamin, Caleb, Daniel, Ephraim, Frankincense, and Gideon. I was obsessed with that movie when I was younger.

    If I am ever lucky enough to have another son he’ll have a pretty good chance of being a little Ephraim.

    1. I LOVE Ephraim! Like you Meg I fell in love with it like Gideon watching Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 😀

  3. When our fourth was born, my husband looked at him and said “I think he’s an Ephraim.” But a few hours later, he wasn’t so sure, and three days later, we were still undecided. Then I mentioned a great-great-grandfather of mine named Rasmus, and that’s what we chose. In retrospect, as much as I like the name Ephraim, I don’t think I would have been too happy to discover there was a Twilight character with the same name. Ephram is quite nice, too.