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Mehetabel Wellington was the mother of Roger Sherman (1721-1793), one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America.
I like the meaning!
This is a VERY unusual name! The -bel ending makes almost anything look attractive. I wonder how many Bible names are out there that I haven't heard yet, just like how I had only recently discovered this one?
Mia, Mimi, May, Mel, Mamie, Mab and Mabel could easily work as nicknames for this name. I love Mehetabel, it's quirky and refreshing.
In “The Bedquilt” by Dorothy Canfield, Mehetabel Elwell is the main character. She is a 68-year-old “Old Maid” who is unmarried, lives with her brother and sister-in-law, and is an amazing quilter.
The name of the once-famous book 'Archy & Mehitabel' by Don Marquis, which was adapted into the musical 'Shinbone Alley'. Mehitabel was played by Eartha Kitt and Carol Channing respectively.
What a really, really, *cool* name! Hettie and Belle could both work as nicknames, and the -bel ending is recognized in modern times as distinctly feminine, yet Mehetabel remains exotic. So awesome!
I am doing genealogy research and this name has cropped up very often in the 1700s and 1800s, though it is typically spelled Mehetable, Mehitable, or sometimes Methitable.
I really like this name, I think it's (sadly) underused these days, which is unusual because this name belongs to two Biblical characters. And also, I think, aside from it being a Biblical name, it's a really lovely and useable name as well. There's no reason why this name can't be as popular as Isabel, or some of the other -bel names, although I think the fact that this name is rare and barely heard of adds to its unique charm, and Hetty and Belle are really great, usable nicknames are well. :)
'Mehetabel' was the full name of Phoebe Preble's doll, nicknamed Hitty, from the book "Hitty: Her First Hundred Years" by Rachel Field.
This is a very pretty and unusual name. Seems like it would make a good middle name, and a nice alternative to the very common Isabel, Annabel, etc. Definitely a name worth reviving.

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