I did read both biblical stories and felt that Jezebel
was a crueler woman, but in terms of associations I am not sure that you are in the minority.
My niece's name is Lorelei
, which my mother loves-and I pointed out the hypocrisy in her opinion, 9i.e why is one bad girl different from the next?) and she backed down from that particular angle- but claimed ultimately it came down to the fact that she finds Delilah
trashy, but Lorelei
acceptable. Again, I wouldn't care if my husband hadn't decided to become so influenced by all of this. I personally am no more bothered by the biblical than the mythological-but then again, I am someone who loves the name Cain
is not quite the sound I want, but I do like the Z in it! Thank you for your thoughts on this.