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.

zingally Wed 20-Feb-13 17:51:00

I'd pronounce it Kee-ze-ah. But I've no idea if that's right.

I think pay attention to the commenter above WITH THAT NAME who says avoid it.

Bathsheba Tue 19-Feb-13 19:04:05

I know one - she is a Key-zee-ah

thewhistler Mon 18-Feb-13 20:52:34

I like it, for me the associations are with the delightful.dd of friends , who pointed out it means cinnamon, and with Kizzy, of Rumer Godden's the diddakoi. It isn't chavvy if you aren't. Not that there is anything morally wrong with that any way.

I have a name that 99 % of people spell wrongly and it doesn't worry me.

Would you give her a more usual middle name so she could change of she really wanted?

elah11 Mon 18-Feb-13 20:45:30

Gorgeous name and one I had on my list for dd except dh vetoed it! I would have pronounced it Kez eye ah, tbh I didnt realise there was another way to pronounce it, thats the only one I have ever heard.

Willdoitinaminute Mon 18-Feb-13 20:45:02

I love it. It is an old family name and was on my list of girls name had we had a girl. My grandmothers cousin was Keziah and it was pronounced kuz- eye-a. I think it is a biblical name hence the pronunciation. It is often shortened to Kizzy also lovely for a little girl.

deleted203 Mon 18-Feb-13 20:39:04

I like it - and was going to mention Kizzy and the Didakoi like other posters!

rubydoobydoo Mon 18-Feb-13 20:37:00

I like it - but the only one I've ever met (pronounced Kez - EE -uh) hated it and went by Cathy instead!

She'll be called Kezz or Kexzie which makes a pretty name pretty rough.

tallulah Mon 18-Feb-13 18:22:25

This was my cat's name grin. We pronounced it Kay - sha. The vet used to call her Kayz - eye - a (like Isiah) and we never caught that on first calling. I wanted to name DD2 it too but DH wouldn't let me name her after the cat...

meditrina Mon 18-Feb-13 12:17:55

I would pronounce it Kez-eye-a, (closer to Biblical standard pronunciation patterns). I think other variants may be more common, though.

3ofeach Mon 18-Feb-13 12:13:34

My DD2 is Keziah, so obviously I love it and so does she ( she is 6 ) We have only met 2 others so far. We pronounce it Kez ee a. She gets Kizzy as a nickname. The only thing that worried me once she was born and went to register the birth was that people would shorten it to Kez which I hate. I have made it clear that she is not to be called Kez and if people want to shorten it to use Kizzy. She will now correct poeple on the few occasions this has happened.
Part of the reason I liked it was from The Diddakoi which is such a lovely book. I bought her a first edition when she was a baby and looking forward to her being able to read it and hopefully love it too.
I thought that it was an unusual but pretty name that people would not have too much of a preconcieved idea of and that she could make her own. No one has ever said to my face they think it is chavvy and we have not had trouble with people finding it difficult to spell or pronounce.
Go for it

Bue Thu 14-Feb-13 17:55:23

This is my 'guilty pleasure' name. I couldn't see myself using but I just love it so much! I know two - one in England (KEZ-ee-uh) and one in Canada (Kez-EYE-ah).

SnowyWellies Thu 14-Feb-13 15:38:39

I love it, and pronounce it Kez-eye-ah. (to rhyme with Isaiah)

The only one i know was a character in the Jinny horse books. I would LOVE to be a Keziah.

fortheloveofpinkflamingos Thu 14-Feb-13 15:25:41

I knew a rather posh Keziah pron Kez-ee-ah, she had a brother called Horatio

lovely name

WowOoo Thu 14-Feb-13 14:10:19

BTW I prefer Kez Zee Ay pronunciation.
I think of other -iah names and that's how I say them in my head.

Congrats for your soon to be little one.

WowOoo Thu 14-Feb-13 14:01:50

I was going to say Keziah Jones too! So, I always thought it was a boys name.

Anyway, it's lovely.

marmiteandhoney Thu 14-Feb-13 13:58:55

I think it's lovely. If my youngest son had been a daughter, Keziah (probably pn Kez-eye-ah, although I've a fondness for Ketsy-ah as well) was top of our list (he got Solomon).

Surrealistrhinoceros Thu 14-Feb-13 13:01:23

I know a lovely teenage one. Family are quite committed Christians so I assume it's for the Bible connection. People may assume you're of a particular faith as its both unusual and biblical. Would that trouble you if it's not the case? I have a son with an unusual old testament name and am happy to field the occasional 'are you Jewish?' question - we're not.

There was also a lovely book called The Diddakoi when I was young, by Rumer Godden, where the heroine started out as Kizzy and ended up Kezia. I loved that book so would make that connection. Could you legitimately shorten to Kizzy? There's one in my daughters class and it is sweet for a small girl.

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)

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

It's a beautiful name.

I love it.

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

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!

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!

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

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

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

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