Advanced search

Think you've decided on a name? Check out where it ranks on the official list of the most popular baby names first.

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??

CoolStoryBro Wed 28-Aug-13 10:55:10

Yes, she was!

Writerwannabe83 Wed 28-Aug-13 09:43:01

That's really, really weird!!

It's clearly some kind of sign that I'm going to have a girl and Zoe must be her name! grin

Was she nice?? grin

CoolStoryBro Wed 28-Aug-13 09:33:28

I knew a Zoe Wise at school and, quite freakily, I dreamt about her last night too. I'm a bit weirded out now!!

gintastic Wed 28-Aug-13 09:27:39

My daughter has a very short name (2 syllables, followed by 2 and then 1 for the surname). Never crossed my mind that it was a problem.

At least it fits on all the official forms, only 12 letters total over 3 names!

I think Zoe Wise is a fab name :-)

Writerwannabe83 Wed 28-Aug-13 09:07:26

Yep, already tried Tobias, haha grin

Why can't men just cooperate with us?! grin

Mothersruin75 Wed 28-Aug-13 08:48:33

OP we have great taste. Could you try Tobias with DH or would he see through that one?

Other boys names I had on my list were Alex, Isaac, Max.

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.

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

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 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

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

I like it!

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

Zac for a boy?

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?

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

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 12:04:10

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 11:24:04

Zoe Emily Wise.

Classic but feminine and simple.

Good choice!

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 11:14:51

Zoe Wise is a beautiful name smile

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

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?

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

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

It sounds good to me.

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

Zoe Diana Wise?
I think that sounds nice

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

I like it.

But agree Zoe Elise doesn't go.

How about Zoe elisabeth?

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: