» Author: Simcha Fisher

Simcha Fisher Simcha Fisher blogs for The National Catholic Register and contributes to several other publications. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and nine children. Wondering about the name? It's Hebrew for "joy" and is pronounced SIM-kha. "Other less fine but common pronunciations," she notes: "Cynthia, Sim-ACH-a, Smirka, Sandra, Symphony, and Silly (that was my pastor’s rendition. At my wedding). Or you could just get frustrated, like our electrician, and decide my name is probably just Mary.”