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MrsS1990 Sun 03-Apr-16 11:17:06

For a baby boy? and does it matter that both my boys have double a's in the name. Hate matchy names for siblings as a rule . Thanks

MrsS1990 Sun 03-Apr-16 11:23:41

Oh and first sons name doesn't sound anything like Zydaan. Just the spelling.

Vixxfacee Sun 03-Apr-16 11:24:46

What is the pronunciation?

MrsS1990 Sun 03-Apr-16 11:30:28

Zee -dan. Or zid -dan.
Think like the footballer

florascotianew Sun 03-Apr-16 11:35:08

In some places (eg the Netherlands) Sebastiaan is spelled with double 'a'.

EssentialHummus Sun 03-Apr-16 11:35:38

Spell it Zidan if you're worried about having two with "aa"?

florascotianew Sun 03-Apr-16 11:38:04

Sorry OP! Misread your post and thought that you were looking for names with 2 x 'a'. Ignore what I wrote.

MrsS1990 Sun 03-Apr-16 12:18:32

First boy is Isaac

IoraRua Sun 03-Apr-16 13:17:47

I think it's a nice name, but I suppose yeah it's a little matchy.

AugustaFinkNottle Sun 03-Apr-16 13:26:53

No, he'd spend his life having it misspelt and mispronounced. And people would think he was named after West country cider.

Wolpertinger Sun 03-Apr-16 13:30:07

It looks very 'I made this up because we wanted to look yoonique'. And he'll have a lifetime of mispelling and misprouncing - not the worst thing, you can get that with some traditional names like mine and I don't mind it.

If you want the footballer, just go for Zidane.

lljkk Sun 03-Apr-16 13:32:36

Zidane (or Zidan) after footballer could be very cool in my mind. But so are lots of other names.

MrsS1990 Sun 03-Apr-16 13:38:32

It's not made up... t's an old arabic name. My husband would like a muslim name.
I very much like old names with a good meaning and history so anything yoooneke is not what we are after. Just don't like many muslim baby boys names at all.

Riyaad or riyaan is another option. But again the double a's ( I think I may be drawn to them)
Do you think zidan riyad and tiyan look like the are spelt wrong? confused

AugustaFinkNottle Sun 03-Apr-16 13:38:43

I'd pronounce that zy (rhyming with eye) -darn based on its spelling.

MrsS1990 Sun 03-Apr-16 13:42:08

I've never heard it pronounced like that but that sounds nice too

LittleNelle Sun 03-Apr-16 13:46:16

All these people who say "but it will be mispronounced!" must live in very monocultural areas. Just in my son's primary school class there are children with family from 7 or 8 different countries and a variety of African, European and Asian names. It's really not a huge problem - my son has a pretty mainstream English name and it is always misspelt on birthday invitations!

MrsS1990 Sun 03-Apr-16 13:49:06

To be honest isaacs name is quite often spelt wrongly on birthday cards. Issac izak izzak. Once we we em got an issaacc as the sender couldn't Remember which letter was doubled haha

Wolpertinger Sun 03-Apr-16 14:09:02

OK if you are Muslim looking for a Muslim name I take it all back! People are going to see your DS in his context.

Do you have an Arabic/Muslim surname as well? It changes the whole context.

As a White British person I would say none of those names look at all made up, especially when they are clearly attached to a baby that shares the culture of the name. However you need an Arabic speaker to tell you whether they think the double As are critical when writing the names in English or not because I just don't know how they are supposed to be spelt.

SoupDragon Sun 03-Apr-16 14:15:12

On reading it, I would think it was Zid-arn. I would also have assumed it was "Arabic" or similar.

Although it has a double a, I don't see it as similar to Isaac.

MrsS1990 Sun 03-Apr-16 14:16:29

He will most likely look very mixed race so I think the name will probably suit him. And yes his surname wont be british.

Yes I think that's a good idea. I've seen on baby name forums the name... Than the alternative spellings underneath. Not sure which is the 'right' one so to speak.

Thanks for all of your replies smilesmile

Shiraznowplease Sun 03-Apr-16 14:19:04

If you love it and your dh does then don't worry about it. Think all children will go through s phase of hating their name. My dm said she had named my brother and I number 1 and number 2 so we could have chosen our own names after all the whining when we were teens about our boring names

VinceNoirLovesHowardMoon Sun 03-Apr-16 17:05:52

I would spell it Zidane. I love it! I also love Zenidine. If I ever had another DS with XH (as if) I'd call him Zenidine

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