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Sunshine511 Thu 31-Dec-15 16:49:29

Hi there, I have posted on here before so apologies for coming back again with another dilemma! I've always struggled with boys names! DH and I had decided on Rory until I recently realised just how popular it is in Scotland at the moment! I'm Scottish and although I don't live there now, think we may move back in the next few years. So Rory is now out of the question!

What do you ladies think of Zachary Hughes? (nn Zach)

I really appreciate your help and advice smile

ArkATerre Thu 31-Dec-15 16:50:15

Love it, nice rhythm to it.

Cliffdiver Thu 31-Dec-15 16:50:22

Love it smile

ArkATerre Thu 31-Dec-15 16:51:31

Ah, but the short version is 'Zaccuse' 'Je accuse'

Sunshine511 Thu 31-Dec-15 16:54:12

Thanks ladies smile

Does that make it a definite no no, Ark? I've honestly just spent hours looking through a baby name book and I'm running out of ideas!! Why does naming babies have to be so hard!!!! Lol.x

Skiingmaniac Thu 31-Dec-15 16:54:23

I love it but then my Zach(ary) will be 10 soon 😄

ArkATerre Thu 31-Dec-15 16:56:15

Gosh no, it's a bit niche and schoolgirl French. Wouldn't put me off. I just run all names through my head like in that episode of Terry and June where they turn to each other and go "Isabelle necessary on a bike!?!!!"

Sunshine511 Thu 31-Dec-15 17:15:57

Oh great!! So it's still a contender then smile

There sisters name would be Keira, does that work? Thank you all x

Sunshine511 Thu 31-Dec-15 17:16:15


Sunshine511 Thu 31-Dec-15 19:43:23

Any other opinions ladies? Sorry for being impatient! I'm just desperate to finally confirm a name smile x

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 31-Dec-15 19:45:12

Very nice. Go for it.

CoffeeCoffeeAndLotsOfIt Thu 31-Dec-15 19:56:05

It's a great name.

changingagain Thu 31-Dec-15 19:58:16

I love it. It would of been a strong contender for DS if it wasn't already in the family.

CPtart Thu 31-Dec-15 19:58:50

Lovely name, was on our shortlist.
As was Adam, Luke, Evan and Isaac.

Sophronia Thu 31-Dec-15 20:10:10

I love the name Zachary smile

xmasseason Thu 31-Dec-15 21:16:47

I like it.

mrsschu Thu 31-Dec-15 21:48:10

Not a fan of it, sorry. It sounds very "preppy" IMO. I like Rory but it does appear to be getting popular generally, I've come across a few popping up around London recently. In saying that I think Zachary is also pretty popular? I definitely know a few under about 5...

dimdommilpot Fri 01-Jan-16 00:17:03

DD1 was going to be a Zachary if she was a boy. I love it.

Ditsy4 Fri 01-Jan-16 01:09:09

I like it. I have a friend called Zac was Zachary. My nephew is Rory different spelling.

pieceofpurplesky Fri 01-Jan-16 01:16:47

My Zach is nearly 12. It's a strong name and it suits him. I am a teacher and have only taught 5 in 16 years. He is the only one in his year (7) and was the only one in his primary.

Jw35 Fri 01-Jan-16 01:28:49

Love it! It was 2nd on my list after Alex

Sunshine511 Fri 01-Jan-16 09:30:11

Thanks ladies smile

oneowlgirl Fri 01-Jan-16 11:13:12

I love it too although it is also a very popular name.

Sunshine511 Fri 01-Jan-16 13:22:58

Thanks oneowlgirl. I think it's currently ranked 40 in the UK and doesn't appear in the top 100 in Scotland (if the sites I've looked at are correct). Rory is mid 80s in England and Wales, but it's 23rd in Scotland (which I think is just too popular for my liking). Ideally I'd pick a name not in the top 100 but I really find boys names so tricky! I think I'd rather go with less common in Scotland since there's a fair chance of us ending up there smile x

oneowlgirl Fri 01-Jan-16 15:27:36

It is a lovely name grin

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