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Is it boring?

(56 Posts)
Writerwannabe83 Sat 24-Aug-13 16:49:23

Me and hubby have long been idly chatting about potential baby's names and most of his I have vetoed initially but then found them growing on me.

One name he mentioned was Zoe and I immediately ruled it out and said it was too boring. However, after weeks of thinking about it, I now actually really like it!!! I'm still worried that it is a bit plain though?

Our surname only has 1 would the name seem too short??

Writerwannabe83 Sun 25-Aug-13 11:58:43

I wish he liked the name Diana - it must be due a comeback?!


EaudeChl0e Sun 25-Aug-13 12:08:29

I like it! Elise is not so nice. Although I like Eloise, and Elsa. Zoe is lovely. You can't go wrong with that.

EnjoyEverySandwich Sun 25-Aug-13 12:46:50

Diana is one of those names that has never been in or out of fashion. Properly timeless.

Bowlersarm Sun 25-Aug-13 12:52:03

Much prefer Zoe to Diana.

Think Zoe works from newborn to pensioner.

In my head my first image of Zoe would be of a cool, pretty teen, or maybe 20 something.

I don't think of a Diana like that, and can't imagine a child called Diana. Of course, if I knew one it may seem more natural.

DanicaJones Sun 25-Aug-13 16:20:47

It's not my favourite

southeastdweller Sun 25-Aug-13 22:05:15

Boring? No, it has connotations of a free spirit, someone who's open minded and likes to travel for me. Maybe it's become too linked with Zoe Ball in my mind, I don't know. What interesting names is your hubby preferring?

It's a classic name, class-less and it's not overused and never has been and would go nicely with your surname. I say go for it.

TheBleedinObvious Mon 26-Aug-13 06:04:59

I like it.

But agree Zoe Elise doesn't go.

How about Zoe elisabeth?

Themarriedwoman Mon 26-Aug-13 06:20:07

Zoe Diana Wise?
I think that sounds nice

sparklingstars Mon 26-Aug-13 06:28:39

It sounds good to me.

Writerwannabe83 Tue 27-Aug-13 11:05:41

What about Emily? Is that boring?

I asked my husband if he like Amelie but he said no hmm

MortifiedAdams Tue 27-Aug-13 11:08:13

Ooh I love Zoe Wise! It has a lovely ring to it. I like the similar sound in the names and think it is perfect.

Zoe Emily Wise?

MortifiedAdams Tue 27-Aug-13 11:09:17

Zoe Wannamaker is smashing! She alone would.make me want to use Zoe.

I also like Zoey (as in Deschanel), think its pronounced Zoo-ey

ThursdayLast Tue 27-Aug-13 11:14:51

Zoe Wise is a beautiful name smile

Writerwannabe83 Tue 27-Aug-13 11:22:04

smile smile It is definitely our front runner.....

I'm going to go and Google Zoe Wannamaker.... grin

ThursdayLast Tue 27-Aug-13 11:24:04

Zoe Emily Wise.

Classic but feminine and simple.

Good choice!

Writerwannabe83 Tue 27-Aug-13 12:04:10

I just spoke to my husband about it and he wasn't too impressed that I'd scrapped Elise! Then he tells me that he would want it spelt Elyse!! I told him absolutely NO WAY! grin

We don't have a single boys name on our list.... hmm

ThursdayLast Tue 27-Aug-13 12:19:39

Hahahahaha, I presumed you knew it's a girl!

Poor little lad! Still, I bet he'll be the only male Zoe in his class wink

Writerwannabe83 Tue 27-Aug-13 12:28:54

No, lol.

I'm convinced we're going to have a girl but he is certain it will be a boy grin

At least if he is right it means I can avoid the whole Elise/Elyse issue smile

Grumblelion Tue 27-Aug-13 12:39:10

A colleague of mine just named her little girl Zoe - I really liked it because it suits a girl/woman of any age and is well-known enough to avoid spelling/pronunciation issues but not often used.

Like Caroline as a middle name too, or what about Kathryn or Rebecca?

MortifiedAdams Tue 27-Aug-13 13:55:39

Zac for a boy?

noodlebum Tue 27-Aug-13 14:00:25

I like it!

Writerwannabe83 Tue 27-Aug-13 17:49:03

I mentioned Zack a few days ago but hubby didn't like it.

We do have a name on our Boys list now though : Brian!!
This is a complete joke and only because it is the name of a stray cat that comes and visits us sometimes grin

Mothersruin75 Tue 27-Aug-13 22:04:56

We've just called one of our DDs Zoë (do I know you grumbleliongrin) Like you it was DH's suggestion and it grew on me over the pregnancy. Had lots of compliments on it, we also have short surname. Her MN is Faith.

The only boys name we could agree on was Toby if that's any help.

Writerwannabe83 Tue 27-Aug-13 22:09:16

I love the name Toby!!! Husband has said no though hmm

I keep suggesting it every 2 or 3 days just in case he has forgotten it has previously been suggested and has also forgotten that he doesn't like it grin

mynameisnotmichaelcaine Wed 28-Aug-13 07:58:57

I think Zoë Wise is a great name. My best friend is called Zoë, and I've always thought it's a very underused name.

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