(31 Posts)
thegreylady Sat 19-Jan-13 10:56:38

My dn has had her baby today and says his name will be Ezekiel nn Zeke what do you think?

prettypolly1 Sat 19-Jan-13 11:10:09

How is it pronounced?

EbbNFlow Sat 19-Jan-13 11:11:13

Its lovely. Very biblical.n

Zeke is quite a hipster NN in the USA.

Bluestocking Sat 19-Jan-13 11:11:40

I like it, it's a strong Old Testament name, and Zeke is a cool diminutive.

thegreylady Sat 19-Jan-13 13:00:46

Polly it is Ee-zeek-ee-el :-)

prettypolly1 Sat 19-Jan-13 13:05:10

Oooh, interesting one. I'm not sure.

I like Zeke a lot, but not sure about Ezekiel. Although I have never heard of it before so it may grow on me!

Very unique name.

TillyTommyTootToot Sat 19-Jan-13 13:17:51

Love it!

meditrina Sat 19-Jan-13 13:19:32

Lovely name, and will be quite unusual in UK because it is so scriptural.

I love it too, great name.

PoppadomPreach Sat 19-Jan-13 13:22:27

Not keen. Trying to hard. But that's just my opinion - each to our own etc etc.

ArtigeneAuberchoke Sat 19-Jan-13 13:22:51

It's very religious. Although having said that, the more unusual old testament names are becoming popular with a very nonreligious set right now (eg Chris Evans, Elton John).

Does anyone remember a 1980s US sitcom called "Saved By The Bell". The main character was Zeke.

Those are my only two associations.

The main character in saved by the bell was Zack.

Thewhingingdefective Sat 19-Jan-13 13:45:59

Really nice name. Like it a lot.

5madthings Sat 19-Jan-13 13:47:46

I like it! Congratulations to your niece and to you on the arrival if your great nephew smile

noblegiraffe Sat 19-Jan-13 13:50:31

Ezekiel is one of the most bonkers books in the Bible, clear evidence of drug taking IMO. But I don't think she has picked it for religious reasons - it's not as bad as people who name their kids Cain.

ArtigeneAuberchoke Sat 19-Jan-13 13:54:08

AKiss - you are right but Zach and Zeke were mates.

That's Screech!

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Sat 19-Jan-13 14:12:41

I know someone who's surname is Ezekiel. Quite cool for a first name.

TomDudgeon Sat 19-Jan-13 14:30:43

I have a friend with an Ezekiel/Zeke
The parents are so cool so I suspect Zeke will be too

ellesabe Sat 19-Jan-13 18:32:03

We were going to have an Ezekiel but ended up with 2 girls. Maybe next time... [grin[

DontmindifIdo Sat 19-Jan-13 18:37:03

I love it! Would never convince DH though.

Egusta Sat 19-Jan-13 18:38:25

I love these Old testament underused names. i wanted Ezekiel also- but that was down to a tv series when i was in my teens that featured a very sexy fallen angel called ezekiel and the devil played by john glover.

I think it is a really cool name.

Egusta Sat 19-Jan-13 18:39:37

oooh... just googled. the series was called 'brimstone'.

gosh that was a long time ago.

i think the mae is very classy and classic though. smile Love that these proper bibilical names are coming back. (someone mentioned Eli the other day). Gorgeous.

foofooyeah Sat 19-Jan-13 18:41:22

love it too

onedev Sat 19-Jan-13 18:48:06

Love it! (Although wouldn't have the nerve myself!!) grin

DessieLou Sat 19-Jan-13 19:24:15

Love that this thread has turned into a 'saved by the bell' discussion! I believe there was also a Zeke on 'neighbours' a while ago blush. Personally I love the name but pretty sure dp wouldn't agree unfortunately.

thegreylady Sat 19-Jan-13 22:53:54

I was surprised when I got the text. The little chap is 6 weeks early but doing well and breathing on his own (3lbs). It seems a big name for such a tiny boy but he will be known as Zeke. It has grown on me and now I love it :-)
Mum is actually my cousin's dd but have always been 'Auntie' and I have no sins so she is very special to me.

thegreylady Sat 19-Jan-13 22:54:57

SIBS not sins!! What a super auto correct for a biblical name thread!

bootsycollins Sat 19-Jan-13 22:58:20

Not love at first sight but it could be a grower.

thegreylady Sun 20-Jan-13 13:05:46

Was sent a pic this am he is very cute and off oxygen now :-)

5madthings Sun 20-Jan-13 13:42:52

Ohh he is tiny, pleased he is doing well, congratulations again smile

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