I want to choose a Hebrew name for myself. This isn't changing my name in my regular life, just in a Jewish community context. My given name is already Hebrew, but that's by mistake; it's a false cognate with an Italian and Greek name, and my parents just liked the way it sounded. Plus, I've never really related to it. So anyway—I want to pick one that's just mine and mine alone. (I do have a 'true name', for lack of a better term, that really fits me in my head; I feel no emotional distance from it. But it's not Hebrew, and it's kind of private.) After poring over a lot of lists and taking notes, including the meanings of each name (if anyone knows Hebrew and these are wrong, do correct me!), these are the ones that stand out to me: Raviv ('rain') Raz ('secret') Zoharit ('light'/'brilliance') Zeeva ('wolf') Ketzya/Keziah/Ketsiya (unknown, possibly cassia) Izevel is Jezebel in Hebrew, which is awesome, but would probably be looked on strangely in the Jewish community since she's not exactly a protagonist. I may use it for an internet pseudonym instead. Does anyone have any commentary on these? Ones that sound weird for some reason? Particularly difficult to pronounce? Associations you have with them? Your opinions are appreciated.