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Zoë...? Too dated?

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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)

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

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

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....

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

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!

IHeartKingThistle Mon 27-May-13 12:02:27

Will never date. It's fab.

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

And Zoie is Zoy. Agggggggggggghgh!

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????????

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.

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

I like it.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

No, not dated. I know a toddler Zoe.

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

No, not dated.

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).

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

Zoe is a classic name. I really like it.

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!

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

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.

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