Zoë...? Too dated?

(56 Posts)
PollyJane Wed 22-May-13 22:07:40

Opinions would be great.

I told my aunt and she likes it, but thinks it is a very ''early nineties'' name...?

And what middle names (2 or three syllable to go with surname Grey)

LynetteScavo Wed 22-May-13 22:10:55

Actually, I think it's one of those names which is almost a classic.....I went two Zoe's who were born in the 70's, and it was on my name list when pregnant in the late 90's, early 2000.

bootsycollins Wed 22-May-13 22:12:28

Gorgeous name, randomly I've always fancied being called Zoe myself.

Lovely, middle name Annabel

PoppyWearer Wed 22-May-13 22:14:34

It's a great name. Not mine, have a friend called it, and agree it's one if those names that seems timeless.

JumpingJackSprat Wed 22-May-13 22:15:53

I like it. i saw a baby zoe not so long ago, made a lovely change from all the isabels and olivias.

pinkpudding Wed 22-May-13 22:15:54

I love it too. My friend's 2year old is a Zoe.

cookielove Wed 22-May-13 22:18:41

My friend has a 4 year old (cannot believe she is that age already) who we all call ZoZo

LousThighBurn Wed 22-May-13 22:19:05

I love it, there was a baby Zoë on the ward when DS was born 2 years ago. I think it ages well.

I like Eden or Alice as middle names, but Alice would mean her initials would spell ZAG? Unless you added another name in there too? Not sure if that would bother you but I notice things like that.

cookielove Wed 22-May-13 22:21:37

Sorry meant to say we i think it is adorable smile

sleepingbeautiful Wed 22-May-13 22:22:18

I like it. I know a 36 year old and a 5 year old. I don't think it's 90s name.
Zoe Elizabeth
Zoe Miranda
Zoe Marie
Zoe Isabel
Zoe Catherine
Zoe Rosalind

OrangeFireandGoldashes Wed 22-May-13 22:24:48

I used to work with a Zoë Grey!

Pretty name and I don't think it's from any one particular time period.

Zoë Rosalind
Zoë Violet
Zoë Florence
Zoë Francesca
Zoë Jessica
Zoë Melissa
Zoë Jasmine
Zoë Danielle
Zoë Marguerite
Zoë Charlotte

BikeRunSki Wed 22-May-13 22:27:34

I think of it very much as a name of the mid 70s, as y sister was one of 8 Zoes in her year at school. I've met two baby Zoes recently and really liked it- as someone said, lovely change from Evie/Grace/Niamh/Amelia. My sister has 2 x 3 syllable middle names, but I am not going to out myself by telling you them!

dozily Wed 22-May-13 22:29:24

I like it too, and know a 5-year-old Zoe smile

GreyTS Wed 22-May-13 22:32:57

Not dated I hope, I have a 2 year old Zoë, only know one other around here (Ireland). My Zoë's middle name is Eleanor

Southeastdweller Wed 22-May-13 22:33:09

Love it. Almost classic status and not common.

justhayley Wed 22-May-13 22:38:57

I love it, went to school with a Zoe Elizabeth - now 29.
I think it's a name that could be considered a classic it's timeless, not fashionable not old lady just well classic

TheBirdsFellDownToDingADong Thu 23-May-13 07:04:05

I think it's lovely. And very underused.

Not dated, because to become dated, it had to be uber popular (Karen, Louise, Emily, Ava, Finlay, Joshua etc) and Zoe I don't think ever was.

It's great!

SwishSwoshSwoosh Thu 23-May-13 07:06:22

I think Zoe is a truly lovely name.

OrangeFootedScrubfowl Thu 23-May-13 07:06:56

I like it, I don't think it belongs too much to any time.

Theironfistofarkus Thu 23-May-13 07:08:19

Like it too. Pretty name

JumpingJackSprat Thu 23-May-13 07:30:35

There you go OP i think you may have the first unanimous baby names thread!

lollypopsicle Thu 23-May-13 08:46:07

It's on our list for this baby as a possibility so obviously I like it! I also met a baby Zoe the other day.

JojoMags Thu 23-May-13 08:53:58

I love it. I think it sounds classic but also fresh iyswim? I wouldn't associate with any decade.

cantbloodywellchoose Thu 23-May-13 09:31:54

No, not dated at all. Gorgeous name!

OrlaKiely Thu 23-May-13 09:42:28

It goes with the surname, but I don't like it as a name, particularly. Not sure why.

I'm interested to know how people do the umlaut on top of the e though!

titchy Thu 23-May-13 09:56:31

It's a diereses not an umlaut - umlaut's tend to be German!

seeker Thu 23-May-13 10:01:53

Zoe Grey is a fantastic name! You could be anything as a Zoe Grey!

LilacBreastedRoller Thu 23-May-13 10:03:59

I love it and I don't think it has a strong date association. There's a beautiful mosaic of the Empress Zoe in the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. I would definitely be keen to use it for a girl.

luckynumber9 Thu 23-May-13 10:08:28

I like it and would go for Zoe Francesca.

TenthMuse Thu 23-May-13 10:13:47

I'm a Zoe (with the diereses, but I don't know how to do it on here!) Really happy with my name now, after a wobbly phase at primary school when I randomly wanted to be called something like Crystal or Stephanie (think I'd been exposed to too many American soaps!)

I was born in the eighties, and there was one other Zoe in my secondary school class of about 200. I now teach, and have come across the odd Zoe in the schools I've worked in, although it's definitely not common. Don't think it would be seen as dated, as it crops up regularly enough to still be current.

Zoe Grey sounds lovely, by the way.

OrlaKiely Thu 23-May-13 11:06:11

I knew someone would correct me...couldn't think what else it might be called, sorry.

There must be an alt code I suppose.

PollyJane Thu 23-May-13 18:12:37

Wow, almost 100%. smile

I love the meaning ''life'' - we have waited so long for our baby that the meaning is important to me us (as I mentioned before, hubby is so over the moon with impending arrival, I could call the baby ''Mmm Danone'' and he would be happy!)

Thanks, guys!

I like Isobel and Alice as middle names and esp. like the ZIG/ZAG initials smile

EverybodysGoneSurfing Thu 23-May-13 20:32:24

My two year old is Zoe (no punctuation) partly for the meaning and partly because it's cute!

Amy106 Fri 24-May-13 04:59:17

Zoe is a classic name. I really like it.

Eastpoint Fri 24-May-13 05:26:24

There's a Zoë at school with my yr7 DC. Ziggy would be a great nickname/homage to David Bowie. I think she's the only Zoë in the school so you achieve a great name - well known but unusual. Imogen is another long middle name but less well used than Isobel (& variations there of).

pascalia Sat 25-May-13 01:53:33

No, not dated.

gindrinker Sat 25-May-13 20:47:34

No, not dated. I know a toddler Zoe.

IncrediblePhatTheInnkeepersCat Sat 25-May-13 20:52:18

Not dated at all. It's a lovely name and not overused. We get a Zoe every couple of years at school.

daisydoodoo Sat 25-May-13 20:56:15

Sorry I don't like it. But obviously I am the only person in the world not to grin. The 2 girls names I like the least are zoe and amy.

GW297 Sat 25-May-13 21:35:11

I like it. The youngest Zoe I know is 7.

newgirl Sat 25-May-13 21:39:18

Really like it but is popular - know a 4, 6 and 10 year old

AuntPittypat Sat 25-May-13 21:44:58

I really love it. It feels like an out-of-the-blue suggestion for some reason (although it's not an 'out there' name), but a totally gorgeous name. It makes me picture a pretty, feisty, independent girl/woman. Love it. Might steal it if I ever get around to having another DC and they turn out to be a girl!

amandine07 Sun 26-May-13 09:44:55

I think it's a pretty solid, classic name!

SingleBelle Sun 26-May-13 12:06:11

I like it. It's has been fairly popular for a long time, but never ubiquitous. Good choice. I know a zoe of 42, a zoe in her teens and a friend has a tiny one.

MortifiedAdams Sun 26-May-13 12:09:00

I lik Zoe. Im not one for alternative spellings but I orefer Zooey

seeker Sun 26-May-13 12:33:23

But Zooey, is pronounced Zoo-ey, not Zoey. My niece is Zooey- short for Zulaika.

jellybeans Sun 26-May-13 13:57:05

I like it.

MsJupiterJones Mon 27-May-13 11:39:40

I'm also not one for alternative spellings but I know a Zoie which I've always liked (I mean the name, but I like the person too!)

It is a timeless name and Grey is a great surname.

seeker Mon 27-May-13 11:54:57

Why give a child a fantastic, timeless, classic beautiful name, then ensure that thy have to spell it every time they give it for the next 80 years? Why????????

seeker Mon 27-May-13 11:55:46

And Zoie is Zoy. Agggggggggggghgh!

Will never date. It's fab.

MsJupiterJones Mon 27-May-13 13:46:45

I know what you mean seeker and I am not a fan of wacky spellings at all. But I guess when you have known someone a while it doesn't seem odd, and in this case I think quite pretty.

She doesn't have to put any more effort in to spell her name than I have to say, with a K and an e-r and an i-n-e!

ilikemysleep Mon 27-May-13 17:32:29

My daughter is Zoe Susannah. She just turned 3. I love it, it's a name that is cute for a little girl but classic for an adult, and it's pretty timeless. I know a very few Zoes - an 8 year old, an adult, and my great aunty who dies aged 91 in 2001. It's never been massively popular but neither is it weird smile

ilikemysleep Mon 27-May-13 17:37:22

BTW we also loved the meaning...we lost 4 pregnancies in all and as a result have a Benedict ('blessing') and a Zoe ('life') . Ben was called Benedict pre- Cummerbatch days....

forgetmenots Mon 27-May-13 23:25:30

Love it, actually, and surprised it isn't used more.

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