Is Cohen and ok name for a Christian family?
My son is five and we named him Cohen because we liked the name, we found it is actually a Hebrew name for Priest and in the Jewish religion its a common last name, it comes from the name Kohen or Kohanim.Jewish Kohens are traditionally believed and halachically required to be of direct patrilineal descent from the Biblical Aaron.(Moses Brother) I have also heard that Jewish ppl think its diserspectfuk for ppl to name a child Cohen. I wasnt a born again Christian at the time of my sons birth, but I am now and I am wondering if it was disrespectful to name my Child that? I still love the name I just dont want that worry, most ppl in my Church dont even know anything about the Jewish religion.
- Anonymous10 years agoFavorite Answer
I think that is a great first name. I always prefer unusual names.
- GIL MLv 510 years ago
Cohen is generally related to the Jewish faith. But people do from time to time convert, so you may have names that would sound such but are not.
Also people Anglicise, or "cise" their names to fit the environment in which they live sometimes.
- Pickle GuyLv 410 years ago
Yeah, I have a Jewish friend with the last name 'Cohen' but, I don't see why not.
- Radio RayLv 510 years ago
There is an obligation to be normal. Don't be an idiot. Give your child a normal name.
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- 10 years ago
"Cohen Saddam Hitler bin-Laden" has a nice ring to itSource(s): I nane babies for a living. Most end up evil or dead for some reason.....
- Anonymous10 years ago