Met a girl today named....

(31 Posts)
SoThatHappened Wed 30-Mar-16 18:20:18

Zipporah.

I thought it was pretty cool! She suited it too: aged about 9.

Floggingmolly Wed 30-Mar-16 18:21:53

How could you "suit" a name like that?

honeysucklejasmine Wed 30-Mar-16 18:22:13

That was the name of Moses' wife, I think. Lovely name, either way

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Wed 30-Mar-16 18:23:27

How would you avoid the nn "Zippy"?

SoThatHappened Wed 30-Mar-16 18:24:17

I dont want to out the little girl by describing her as it is not a common name. But she suited it and what do you mean a name like that?

Sophronia Wed 30-Mar-16 18:35:09

I really like it

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 30-Mar-16 18:41:53

Was she a dinosaur. grin

manicinsomniac Wed 30-Mar-16 23:54:16

I know a Zipporah aged about 5ish. She has a brother called Zebediah.

They're known as Zeb and Zip

I think it's kind of cute actually.

Though there are subsequent siblings in the family without Z names.

RapidlyOscillating Wed 30-Mar-16 23:57:11

Ooo, we know one, she suits it too. The range and glamour of the names my children consider to be completely bog-standard is brilliant smile

FuckyNell Wed 30-Mar-16 23:59:29

I have to say I find those names terrible!

BitOutOfPractice Thu 31-Mar-16 00:01:27

Zippy

RapidlyOscillating Thu 31-Mar-16 00:06:07

Kids don't know who Zippy is today!?

Marcipex Thu 31-Mar-16 14:45:00

Zipporah means a little bird afaik
Quite cute.

MamaLazarou Thu 31-Mar-16 16:35:49

I like it. Little Zip.

mathanxiety Fri 01-Apr-16 02:04:08

I know one who uses the Tsipora spelling. A lovely name imo.

Canyouforgiveher Fri 01-Apr-16 02:33:53

DDs minder in daycare was Zipporah. I think it is a lovely name. Never heard of the Tsipora spelling but that is also lovely.

mscherryviolet Fri 01-Apr-16 03:49:53

Love it! Tsipora is how I'd personally spell it but yeah I love it thanks

AutumnRose1988 Fri 01-Apr-16 06:37:18

Zipporah - wow, never heard of that one!

After a little while on mumsnet name forums I'm beginning to wonder whether some names are completely unheard of in some regions of the U.K. and more in others?Sometimes I read that some posters find names overused (I'm not meaning in the case of Zipporah but fascinated to hear several posters know someone called it) and yet I've never known anyone called it! Lol

I know what you mean when you say a name suits someone - i sometimes say it when I'm not sure of the name when it's on paper but then when an actual person introduces themselves with the name you sort of just go "oh yeah-that's nice!" I met an Araminta the other day..wouldn't have given it a second thought if I had read it but then met a girl who was obviously an Araminta...made me think her mum was really cool too lol x

BendydickCuminsnatch Fri 01-Apr-16 08:30:54

Awesome! I met a Zipporah once.

I'd take Zipporah over Evie/Grace/Amelia/Isabella/Olivia any day!

LoucheLady Fri 01-Apr-16 11:05:33

Zipporah / Tsipora is very Jewish.

iloveberries Fri 01-Apr-16 11:23:20

Sounds like a cleaning product
Poor child

Creatureofthenight Fri 01-Apr-16 11:26:25

Zipporah still quite popular in Jewish communities, I think.
Autumn there's a book character called Araminta - in Moondial? - and when I read it I really wanted to be called that!

Hersetta427 Fri 01-Apr-16 11:38:10

Sorry but Zip and Zeb and not Cute. Twee and pretentious more like.

BendydickCuminsnatch Fri 01-Apr-16 12:47:56

I was going to ask if it was Jewish!

Frika Fri 01-Apr-16 13:38:41

It's not at all unusual in Jewish communities. I know an Israel-born Tsiporah/Tsipporah too.

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