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Am I crazy to want to call her Zaria?

(27 Posts)
pumpkinpoppet Mon 22-Nov-10 22:31:31

Having a girl and have fallen in love with the name Zaria (as in Zar-ia, not Maria). Everyone I've asked thinks it's too 'out there' or odd.

Is it just pregnancy hormones? Honesty appreciated. Thanks.

MrsShrekTheThird Mon 22-Nov-10 22:33:49

I really like it
unusual but not wacky!

PuraVida Mon 22-Nov-10 22:44:09

Sounds like a car

eviscerateyourmemory Mon 22-Nov-10 22:47:48

It does sound a bit like a car, tbh. Nice apart from that though.
Zara or Xanthe are similar, but maybe slightly more mainstream?

MelinaM Mon 22-Nov-10 23:23:05

Zara(a)i Picasso springs to mind! How about Zara?! x

Valpollicella Mon 22-Nov-10 23:39:25

I know another MNer who has a DD called Zaria - and she is much older than the car being called it

Think it's a lovely name. In 20 years time, no one will remember a car being called it (wel, apart from car geeks)

Ilovemyscrumples Tue 23-Nov-10 11:36:09

I have a younger sister called Zarina so quite similar! She is 11 now and has had loads of nice comments about her unusual name over the years. She mostly get called Zaz or Zazzy by family and friends which I think are cute nicknames!

theagedparent Tue 23-Nov-10 11:45:14

I know a Zaria, she must be nearly 40 now.

sparkle12mar08 Tue 23-Nov-10 13:06:18

Zara is much better, lovely name.

rachel234 Tue 23-Nov-10 14:34:11

I like it.

No idea what car is called Zaria hmm... Car manufacturers use so many names these days (Leon, Felicia, Saphira, etc.) and these cars won't be round for very long anyway.

Secretwishescometrue Tue 23-Nov-10 14:47:48

I like it, def not too out there grin and you see that's why you never tell people your name choices while pregnant! I thought the posters little sisters name was really cute and quite similar to Zaria. Iv a little cousin Zara though which I think is fab also used to babysit a Dania which isn't too far away either and iv always loved it! Anyways rambling now... Best of luck

TigerseyeMum Tue 23-Nov-10 15:35:18

Beautiful! Like Daria but prettier.

There's a Xsara (Citroen???) but I can't think of a car called Zaria either.

freerangeeggs Tue 23-Nov-10 18:30:44

I love it actually.

You might like Sarai, prn suh-RYE. It's a form of Sarah.

MuffinMouse Tue 23-Nov-10 18:32:22

Think people might be thinking of a Citreon Zafira.

I really like Allegra but Dh has vetoed because of the Austin Allegro from the 70s!!??

It looks like it's 65/35 for. Great! I still love it.

Just don't want the first association to be an MPV!

pumpkinpoppet Tue 23-Nov-10 18:34:35

No Muffin I don't really! But nothing here has changed my mind yet. It's been much more positive than I thought.

pozzled Tue 23-Nov-10 18:37:26

I really like it. Unusual, but similar enough to other names (like Zara) not to be completely bizarre.

pumpkinpoppet Wed 01-Dec-10 20:21:16

So does Zaria sound like an MPV?

MuffinMouse Wed 01-Dec-10 20:46:51

It could do.

GRW Wed 01-Dec-10 22:26:10

Prefer Azaria

stretchmummy Wed 01-Dec-10 22:35:26

Azaria is the chap who does Moe's voice in the "Simpsons".

ShoshanaBlue Wed 01-Dec-10 22:40:07

I've never heard of it. Sorry.

sparkle12mar08 Thu 02-Dec-10 08:22:42

Azaria is the name of the baby child taken by dingoes in australia in the 80's. Azaria Chamberlain. I wouldn't use it, stick with Zara.

lowrib Thu 02-Dec-10 08:52:32

I think it's a lovely name. The thing about unusual names is that people get used to them. Once they've heard them used several times (i.e. every time they meet your DD) they stop being a name they've never heard of and become your DD's name instead IYSWIM.

YuleBeLucky Thu 02-Dec-10 08:54:04

I quite like it, but not as much as I like Zara or Zora (LOVE Zora).

Zaria has a slightly made up sounding quality to it, which puts me off a bit.

strumpet82 Thu 02-Dec-10 08:58:39

I think it is a pretty name, its unusual, but not so unusual that you think "blimmin hippies!" grin

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