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He’s a Biblical obscurity now rising fast.

Thanks to Racheli for suggesting Judah as our Baby Name of the Day.

The year was 2004, and a Discovery special covered a family about to welcome their fifteenth child.

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What do you think?


  1. I love the name Judah. My son’s name is Judah. If we have another boy, I will go with the name Micah. Micah is becoming a little too popular now for me though. I prefer being a little different. I always said that I didn’t want to call my child, and 5 other children turn their heads as well. lol

  2. Judah is ok,, though I much prefer Jude or Jonah/Jonas, both of which are on our list if we have a boy. I like Josiah too.

  3. Judah is just ‘meh’ for me. There are other biblical names I would rather use-Jonah, for instance. Also, my cousin Brittany’s oldest child is named Jude, so I would not use Judah to avoid future confusion. (He is Jude Adam, Adam being a family name)