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Girl's name Ziska

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Jooni Fri 17-Feb-17 11:36:44

Hypothetical as I'm expecting a boy this time but heard this name on the radio yesterday and I rather like it.

Have at it MNers! wink

MelCookie Fri 17-Feb-17 12:01:51

I've never heard it before. Has an Eastern European/Russian ring to it, I think. It's oooook. Not that keen.

peppatax Fri 17-Feb-17 12:04:41

Sounds like a brand of cheap household appliance

Wishiwasmoiradingle2017 Fri 17-Feb-17 12:04:51

Thought it said Zika. As in the virus. . Sorry.

StealthPolarBear Fri 17-Feb-17 12:09:05

Too similar to zika

sycamore54321 Fri 17-Feb-17 12:09:12

Zika virus was my first thought too. It reads slightly strangely? like a fairly unusual combination of sounds in English, it takes me a few gos to pronounce it. My opinion only of course but it doesn't appear very 'name-y' to me.

user1483387154 Fri 17-Feb-17 12:12:20

Another one who associates it with the Zika virus, and agree it sounds like a cleaning product otherwise

JoanofNark17 Fri 17-Feb-17 12:19:35

It's the name of a pharmaceutical company.

As a girls name, its short for Franziska. Similar is Ziske, which is yiddish.

Sistafromanuthamista Fri 17-Feb-17 12:22:41

I'd assume it's short for Francisca/Franziska

Jooni Fri 17-Feb-17 12:30:39

Oof, OK, thank you everyone. Had a feeling it wouldn't be liked but the Zika thing hadn't occurred to me so thanks for making that connection. I don't know, there's still something about it... Guess it's lucky I'm having a boy! grin

PonyPals Fri 17-Feb-17 13:08:19

Ziska sounds too close to Piska which is the Russian slang word for vagina confused

PonyPals Fri 17-Feb-17 13:09:10

Oh and Siska which means breast

FartnissEverbeans Fri 17-Feb-17 20:30:34

So boobs and fanny rhyme in Russian? You learn something new every day.

My first thought was that it's pretty but then people said the Zika thing and now it's all I can see

manicinsomniac Fri 17-Feb-17 20:38:01

It sounds Polish or something to me.

I think it's pretty.

And it sounds nothing at all like Zika??

SuperBeagle Fri 17-Feb-17 20:40:45

Zika here too.

Zosia is nice though.

Zhabr Sat 18-Feb-17 21:04:48

It is definitely not Russian, sounds Jewish to me. I imagine a very old Jewish woman...Closest Russian name will be Zinka, which rhymes with "basket" in Russian.

2014newme Sat 18-Feb-17 21:07:15

Zika virus

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