Thanks Tanya and Noam!

So there we have it. Born on the 9th of October 2009, meet my niece Avia Fay Schechter. My sister Tanya and her husband Natan have a thing for Israeli names. When I found out my sister was knocked up I suggested they call the kid “Eric Cartman” regardless of whether it came out male or female – they are one of those couples that like to be surprised so we were all kept guessing until the last moment. Anyhow… clearly they didn’t take my advice and now we have Avia Fay. Fay is easy – that’s my brother in law’s grandmother. But where did this Avia thing come from? Did Tanya and Natan name their daughter after a running shoe?

Hmmm. Nope. Did they name her after the amazing Downtempo Electronica master Pierre Avia? (do yourself a favor. Watch the video)

Nope. Tanya and Natan are pretty cool, but they’re not THAT cool. No. Turns out that Noam, Tanya and Natan’s eldest, always knew the baby was going to be a girl. He also insisted that the child be called Avia because there’s this Israeli hottie in kindergarten with him called Avia and I guess he wanted to impress her. That’s right. The baby was named after a hottie so that her brother could get some booty. Sigh. I’m not making any of this up.

So while I am a little disappointed that the baby wasn’t called Eric Cartman, even as her middle name, I’m still stoked at having received the best birthday present ever. And a great story I can use to embarrass her with for ever and ever!! Yay!

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Founder and Publisher of Jewlicious, David Abitbol lives in Jerusalem with his wife, newborn daughter and toddler son. Blogging as "ck" he's been blocked on twitter by the right and the left, so he's doing something right.