Keziah

(43 Posts)
IWantMyBabyNow Tue 12-Feb-13 17:20:25

What do you think? I'm really starting to like it, especially as its biblical and not very common. Though I'm not sure which is the correct pronunciation Ke zee ah or Kez eye ah? I like both.

SamSmalaidh Tue 12-Feb-13 17:22:33

I've only heard it pronounced KEZ-ee-ah.

BlueyDragon Tue 12-Feb-13 17:27:26

DD of a relative is called Keziah, pronounced as Sam put it. It raised a few eyebrows when she was born because it's unusual but we all got used to it. Be prepared to spell the name out a lot and have it constantly mispronounced though.

takethatlady Tue 12-Feb-13 17:34:43

I teach a girl called Kezia - also pronounced KEZZ-ee-a (emphasis on the first syllable). It's pretty and unusual. Go for it!

Rhubarbgarden Tue 12-Feb-13 17:37:27

I had a hairdresser called this. Not my cup of tea really. I'm not fond of names with Ks and Zs in.

badtime Tue 12-Feb-13 17:39:35

I think 'kez-eye-a' is the American pronunciation.

IWantMyBabyNow Tue 12-Feb-13 17:39:52

Oh I'm surprised, mostly positive responses so far smile I thought it was going to be slated. Those of you who know a Keziah, do they like their name?

KelleStar Tue 12-Feb-13 17:41:47

It's a nice name. My great great great grandad was a Keziah. I always thought it was a female name until my gran told me it was popular as a male name too

Astley Tue 12-Feb-13 20:11:14

I went to school with a Kezia. Pronounced Kez-e-uh.

I like it.

33goingon64 Tue 12-Feb-13 20:18:19

Google and listen to the musician Keziah Jones. Enough to make you want to call your DC after him. Funky dude. I believe pronounced Kez-eye-ah. Like it. Do it do it!

banterbus Tue 12-Feb-13 20:18:24

I like it too, I think its pretty

greenandcabbagelooking Tue 12-Feb-13 20:22:15

I know three, all with different pronunciation

Kes-ee-a
Kee-shuh
Kez-ee-a

sparkle12mar08 Tue 12-Feb-13 22:10:21

I think it's a lovely, truly old, biblical name with a lovely meaning; but it's so unfortunate with the combination of what lots of people currently consider 'chav' letters - K's and Z's. Such a shame, but I'd never use it because of that. I know, I know, it's their problem not mine, but I just couldn't do it.

I prefer kezeyeah to keezeeah for pronunciation but I have to say that unfortunately it does sound a bit 'chav'at the moment

12ylnon Wed 13-Feb-13 09:52:15

I'm a Kessia pronounced 'Kez ee uh' or 'Kess ee uh' (i'm not even sure which one is right). Please don't do it .
It's too unusual. People never get my name right. I spend half my life spelling it for people. I have even tried spelling it differently in the hope it would make a difference- Kezziah, Keziuh, Kezia, Kesia. Nope, nothing, i get the wierdest pronunciations... and then there's the people who don't even make the effort to listen and just call me 'Katie' or 'Katia'.
The nicknames are odd and strange sounding- Kes (Like the book), Kez (people think i'm a Kerry), Kezzie (makes me sound like i'm 3).

Please please please don't do it!

12ylnon Wed 13-Feb-13 09:55:04

Oh, and since that glitter-clad idiot has started recording songs, i get called Kesha constantly with people saying 'Ohhh, do you wake up in the morning feeling like P Diddy.'
Argh!
Rant over.

catinboots Wed 13-Feb-13 09:56:12

I used to know a beautiful Keziah (pronounced Keziah-aye-ya)

She played the harp

Leeds2 Wed 13-Feb-13 09:57:51

I know a girl (aged 11) called Kesia. Pronounced Kez - ee- a.

PointeShoes Wed 13-Feb-13 09:58:21

Not a name I would choose. But it's your baby! Choose it whatever you really love and don't pay attention to anyone else smile

Merl0t Wed 13-Feb-13 09:59:54

Awful. I know it's a bible name but it sounds so Kadazzle-mae

BlueyDragon Thu 14-Feb-13 06:14:00

Our Keziah is only two, so no comment on how she feels about it. Although she is living in the US at the moment so is probably thoroughly confused with the different pronunciations!

Umlauf Thu 14-Feb-13 09:27:38

Quite different to the above pronunciations, but I was at uni with a Keziah pronounced the Italian way, 'Ketsy-uh' which was quite pretty!

carbondated Thu 14-Feb-13 10:19:24

I absolutely love it. Think it's unusual and very pretty. People will spell just about anything wrong given half a chance, so wouldn't be put off by that. Stephen/Steven, Sarah/Sara/Zara, Brandon/Branden etc etc. The only little girl I've know with that name pronounced it Kezeea

usualsuspect Thu 14-Feb-13 10:24:29

It's a beautiful name.

I love it.

Frikadellen Thu 14-Feb-13 12:44:17

I think it is a lovely name I know one Kez ee ah she is lovely (15)

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