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Abaeze or Odogwu?

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BlackWhite Sun 02-Oct-16 20:41:58

We are expecting our 1st son, but cannot decide between Abaeze or Odogwu...

Thank you

MissBattleaxe Sun 02-Oct-16 20:43:08

What country will he be raised in?

BlackWhite Sun 02-Oct-16 20:44:00


Arfarfanarf Sun 02-Oct-16 20:44:03

Depends which one flows best with your surname i guess.

wobblywonderwoman Sun 02-Oct-16 20:44:48

I like Abaeze

BlackWhite Sun 02-Oct-16 20:44:51

They both sound fine with our surname

ClashCityRocker Sun 02-Oct-16 20:45:08

I like abaeze purely for sound, although I admit I haven't heard of either. How are they pronounced?

blueskyinmarch Sun 02-Oct-16 20:45:44

How are they pronounced? I think Abaeze looks nicer written down than Odogwu but i have never heard of either name.

Arfarfanarf Sun 02-Oct-16 20:45:56

First one then.

Hassled Sun 02-Oct-16 20:46:08

Nigerian background? I think I prefer the sound of Abaeze.

Yoarchie Sun 02-Oct-16 20:50:12


Odogwu more of a surname?

OlennasWimple Sun 02-Oct-16 20:53:07

Abaeze will mean a lifetime of correcting pronunciation and spelling, but I really like it

Odogwu I don't like - mostly because of the "dog" bit

dailymaillazyjournos Sun 02-Oct-16 21:40:36

I really like Abaeze . Totally guessing pronunciation now - do you say it Abayzee?
Not keen on Odogwu for same reason as OleannasWimple - ie the dog part doesn't work so well here.

ScarletSienna Sun 02-Oct-16 21:52:06

Abaeze :-)

Sophronia Sun 02-Oct-16 23:23:27


Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 03-Oct-16 08:13:13

Definitely Abaeze OP. 😀

MrsUnderwood Mon 03-Oct-16 08:28:58

What do they both mean?

Lilacpink40 Mon 03-Oct-16 08:34:50

I work with international students and they usually all shorten names just as home students do. So I wouldn't go for one with dog in it, but other one that can be shortened to Abe.

Mumoftwoyoungkids Mon 03-Oct-16 08:43:05

I am British and of British origin. The only language I speak is English. (So similar to the vast majority of people your ds will encounter in his life.)

I would pronounce those names as


Which of these (mis)pronounciations annoys you the least?

midsomermurderess Mon 03-Oct-16 08:58:31

Why assume we will all pronounce them like you *mum? I find that an annoying assumption, I speak for all British English speakers.

emwithme Mon 03-Oct-16 08:59:13

Similar to Mum above I only really speak English, but I would (mis?) pronounce it Ab-eye-easy. Could you cope with that too/instead?

I like Odogwu.

Lunar1 Mon 03-Oct-16 09:04:53

I like the first one, it will easily fit into any culture and people would only need telling once how to say it.

lastqueenofscotland Mon 03-Oct-16 09:11:34

I think Abaeze is nice and lots of potential for nice nicknames/shortening should DC want to

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Mon 03-Oct-16 09:11:58

Depends whether you want him to be "King" or "Conquerer"!

I think in this country Abaeze works better because of the likelihood of the "Dog" nickname.

Although Abaeze could be shortened to Abs, I'm not sure which is worse grin

notagiraffe Mon 03-Oct-16 09:12:47

I like Abaeze best by a long way.

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