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sandwichyear Mon 08-Jul-13 22:14:21

What do people think of this name? we also like Zeph (short for Zephaniah) but worry that it's just a bit much and he will be embarrassed to say it! Any thoughts?

feedmewotsits Mon 08-Jul-13 22:32:17

I absolutely love Seth, it's a got lovely solid feel to it - like Tom, Sam etc but not as over-used. Unfortunately DH doesn't like it, so doubt I'll get to use it in the future.

Sorry but it is the name I hate more than any other, ever. It sounds hissy and evil and unpleasant to me. But it's not my child!

sandwichyear Mon 08-Jul-13 22:35:46


wow Remus that's quite a strong reaction! What boys names do you like?

valiumredhead Mon 08-Jul-13 22:48:18

Love it,I know 2 Seths smile

TravelinColour Mon 08-Jul-13 22:49:27

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sonlypuppyfat Mon 08-Jul-13 22:49:53

Can't you remember Seth from Emmerdale Farm

idiot55 Mon 08-Jul-13 22:50:42

Sorry, I class it as a "noise name" like josh, it's just a sound to me! Sorry,

Nishky Mon 08-Jul-13 22:51:00

I love it too. Unusual and as said up thread- very strong

BlissfullyIgnorant Mon 08-Jul-13 22:53:39

Seth MacFarlane
Brilliant chap!

MorphandChas Mon 08-Jul-13 23:24:14

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Smitten1981 Mon 08-Jul-13 23:33:45

I love it and it's my no1 name pick. DH has ruled it out because he doesn't like names with one syllable (his name is one syllable and he thinks it's too 'nothingy').

MrsEricBana Mon 08-Jul-13 23:37:44

Afraid I agree it sounds hissy and evil, Set(h) being the evil uncle of Horus, killing his own brother etc. Similarly I am not keen on Saul.

sandwichyear Mon 08-Jul-13 23:48:13

MrsEricBana: that's Set though? The Egyptian God? This is Biblical Seth as in son of Adam and Eve. Or do they refer to the Egyptian one as Seth too?

birdofthenorth Mon 08-Jul-13 23:52:15

Love love love it. If it wasn't a tongue twister alongside DD's name it would have been a serious contender for DS (who's actually Arthur, in case that's relevant)

ZolaBuddleia Tue 09-Jul-13 09:36:00

I love it, although it's climbing in popularity, which would put me off.

ZolaBuddleia Tue 09-Jul-13 09:37:48

Love Zeph!

Sorry, Sandwich. Do ignore me. I just really, really dislike it. I've never met one so it's based entirely on sound / the look on the page / connotations.

I suspect you'd hate the names I like. Favourite boys' names include: Laurence / Rowan / Bartholomew / Barnaby / Asher / Simon and Simeon / Bram / Edward / Edmund

BlueStarsAtNight Tue 09-Jul-13 21:26:21

Sorry but I agree with those that say hussy and evil - that's exactly what it makes me think! I also think it's a bit of a weedy name. I don't know any, so it's just based on gut reaction to the name.

BeaLola Tue 09-Jul-13 22:21:51

I have only ever met two Seths ....
First was at college twenty plus yes ago.... He was cool, deep thinking and was so kind without being wussy?......second was the best man at wedding I was at five or so years ago - he was tall, incredibly sexy and very charming in a kind of think fab Daniel Craig crossed with Liam Neeson and pat cash ! Therefore I love that name !

LynetteScavo Tue 09-Jul-13 22:25:39

Maybe it's a Marmite name....I hate it, sorry.

Beamur Tue 09-Jul-13 22:27:42

I like it. V difficult to say if you have a lisp though. (Like me)
Remus - I had a girl, but your list has a couple that were on my short list if DD was a boy grin

Beamur Tue 09-Jul-13 22:28:32

How about Heath as an alternative? Heard of one recently and it's a lovely name, also has a heroic northern grittiness to it!

GeordieCherry Tue 09-Jul-13 22:32:17

I love it. Top of my list, but we had a girl!

Oh, & Seth Green? Lush

Beamur - we found boys' names really easy to choose, and girls' names almost impossible. I had two girls!

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