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Zebedee. ZEBEDEE - really?

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Bambambini Tue 14-Jul-15 09:42:10

Child at theme park the other day? What do you think? We raised our eyebrows and probably initially eye rolled. Or is Zebedee obviously giong to be a cool cat? Guess Zee has a certain ring to it.

ghostyslovesheep Tue 14-Jul-15 09:42:55

it's a traditional biblical name - I quiet like it

ghostyslovesheep Tue 14-Jul-15 09:43:39

as long as his siblings aren't called Brian, Dougal and Florence

RaptorInaPorkPieHat Tue 14-Jul-15 09:43:53


^^That's what Zebedee means to me (70's child)

ghostyslovesheep Tue 14-Jul-15 09:46:52

oh and it's shortened to Zeb rather than Zee grin

Bunbaker Tue 14-Jul-15 09:46:53

Boing here as well grin

FernGullysWoollyPully Tue 14-Jul-15 09:47:46

My son, 8, has a Zebedee in his class.

The first time his mum shouted him on the playground there were a few hmm and some magic roundabout references but he's a really nice little boy and everyone is used to it. The kids call him Zeb.

SaucyJack Tue 14-Jul-15 09:48:24

It's quite funky. We once played in the park with a Moses.

Shouldof Tue 14-Jul-15 09:48:31

There was a zebedee at my school. Went by Zeb.

TheMoa Tue 14-Jul-15 09:49:49

I know 2 Zebs, one a young adult, and one a toddler.

Both are from quite religious families, siblings are Rachael, Benjamin, Zach etc.

It's hardly off the wall weird confused.

19lottie82 Tue 14-Jul-15 09:50:23

I have a mate called Zeb, as in Zebedee, but it was just a nickname his parents gave him and it stuck. his real name is Graham smile

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Tue 14-Jul-15 09:50:40

I love it.

FirstWeTakeManhattan Tue 14-Jul-15 09:50:47

Zebedee and Moses were on my boy list…I was going through an intense hormonal hellfire Biblical name phase.

UnspecialSnowflake Tue 14-Jul-15 09:51:16

Perhaps Zebedee's parents are too young to have ever seen the Magic Roundabout, and don't know why people mutter "boing" to themselves when they hear his name.

I once heard a yummy mummy type calling out "Senna" to get he DSs attention. I guess someone in the family was an F1 fan, but all I could think of was laxatives.

thatsshallot Tue 14-Jul-15 09:52:52

Zeb Soanes the Radio 4 continuity/newsreader is a Zebedee smile

maudpringles Tue 14-Jul-15 09:53:11

popular surname in parts of Somerset but never heard it as a first name.

Ashwinder Tue 14-Jul-15 09:54:12

I know a Zebedee. His brother is Ezekiel. Both solid Old Testament names. They go by Zeb and Zeke which I think are rather cool.

ghostyslovesheep Tue 14-Jul-15 09:54:48

Yes I know a Senna - and they where F1 fans!

Zebedee is a Hebrew name - not that wacky - yes it was also a magic roundabout character but I still like it grin

BlinkAndMiss Tue 14-Jul-15 09:54:57

I love it - it's a ridiculous name for a child IMO but that's just me, it does sound cool though.

ValancyJane Tue 14-Jul-15 09:54:58

I quite like it... But it does also scream "boing" to me!! Zeb is a cute nickname though.

TTWK Tue 14-Jul-15 09:56:30

Perhaps he's called Zebedee because he was born in the spring?

spiderlight Tue 14-Jul-15 09:58:30

grin TTWK

ALittleFaith Tue 14-Jul-15 09:58:59

We have friends in church with a Zebedee, NN Zeb. Obviously a churchy family but he pulls it off.

BlackeyedSusan Tue 14-Jul-15 10:10:01

could be worse. could have had a girl and called her Ermintrude

Deeperdown Tue 14-Jul-15 10:10:02

I love Zebedee and I'm not one for wacky names usually. I've got a child with a ridiculously common name.

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