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Torn with 2 names

(26 Posts)
lananzack Mon 16-Jan-17 15:05:14

Zachary (Zach) or Elijah?

Or are they both just shit? (If so in your opinion, give me another suggestion).
I've had my head set on Zachary ever since I knew he was a boy, but the more I think of the name the more I doubt it, and Elijah was a close runner up when I was thinking about names.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 16-Jan-17 15:06:20


MarmiteDoesYouGood Mon 16-Jan-17 15:09:31

Love Elijah. Zachary... meh it's okay.

BeeMyBaby Mon 16-Jan-17 15:15:26

I think Elijah is nicer

Choccyhobnob Mon 16-Jan-17 15:53:32

Biased as I have a Zachary and we get nothing but compliments on it. But Elijah is on the list for next time!

WankersHacksandThieves Mon 16-Jan-17 16:25:16

Neither are particularly my taste but I think Elijah is softer sounding.

If you are going off Zachary, what about Ezekiel (Zeke) which is similar but less used?

TDmoocher Mon 16-Jan-17 16:25:18

I prefer Zachary but I don't dislike Elijah

Sophronia Mon 16-Jan-17 16:29:05

I much prefer Zachary

Jooni Mon 16-Jan-17 17:13:06

I love Zachary. Not too keen on Elijah, but I really like Elias.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 16-Jan-17 17:31:31


babyblabber Mon 16-Jan-17 17:47:49

I know brothers Elijah and Zach! And think Elton john's kids have the same names.

Personally I prefer Zach to Elijah but find Zachary a bit of a mouthful.

veryexcitingtimes Mon 16-Jan-17 19:20:00

I love Elijah but second Ezekial! Zachary is also a lovely name. I don't think you'll regret whichever you choose.

AllTheLight Mon 16-Jan-17 19:24:52

I prefer Zachary

soundsystem Mon 16-Jan-17 19:30:49

I prefer Elijah. I like Zachary but don't like Zach. I was in a hospital waiting room recently with two very new babies, one called Zachary and the other called Zachariah!

DramaAlpaca Mon 16-Jan-17 19:39:31

I'd choose Zachary

MollyHuaCha Mon 16-Jan-17 19:42:52

Zachary - really lovely name. Go for it!

Nonameyet1 Mon 16-Jan-17 20:01:51


Error404usernamenotfound Mon 16-Jan-17 20:04:53

I vote for Elijah. Do you have a DP? What's their view?

Muddlingalongalone Mon 16-Jan-17 20:08:00

I would choose Elijah but that's because I really don't like Zachary (no particular reason just personal preference).
It was ExH's 1St choice boys name so I was unbelievably relieved when a good friend used it.
I like Ezekial - Zeke. Only ever heard in on mn and it's super cute

Barnes79 Mon 16-Jan-17 20:08:54

Go with your original instinct - I think you're just second guessing yourself as the time approaches for it to be finalised. grin

notagiraffe Mon 16-Jan-17 20:09:44

I really love both of them, but I prefer Zachary.

notagiraffe Mon 16-Jan-17 20:10:33

And Ezekiel - great name.

chipsnmayo Mon 16-Jan-17 21:13:33

I much prefer Elijah.

Zachary is nice as well though.

Sophpau Tue 17-Jan-17 21:19:26

Zachary Is nicer on the ear

Raines100 Tue 17-Jan-17 21:31:25

Zachary. Elijah sounds feminine to my ear, and the association with the little hobbit doesn't help matters.

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