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Mummymooretobe Tue 30-May-17 18:22:25

What does everyone think to this name for a girl: Keziah Rayne
(Keziah pronounced: Kez-EYE-ah)
Or any other ideas for a middle name? I dont think it should be very long, like one syllable.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 30-May-17 19:13:22

❤️ Keziah, nick name Kizzy.
Keziah Dawn
Keziah Eve
Keziah Faith
Keziah Zoe
Keziah Ruby
Keziah Pearl
Keziah Rose

ifigoup Tue 30-May-17 19:24:05

Love Keziah! How about

Keziah Ruth
Keziah Greer
Keziah Maeve
Keziah June
Keziah Mabel
Keziah Hazel
Keziah Roxanne
Keziah Elise
Keziah Tatum
Keziah Niamh
Keziah Ffion

Mummymooretobe Tue 30-May-17 19:25:25

ifogup how do you pronounce this last two?

Wolfiefan Tue 30-May-17 19:25:51

Love it.
Don't like Rayne very much but yes it needs to be short.
Like Dawn with it I think.

Wolfiefan Tue 30-May-17 19:26:11

Fee on

Mummymooretobe Tue 30-May-17 19:26:15

Sorry ifigoup*

Wolfiefan Tue 30-May-17 19:26:57

Not how they really should be pronounce. (Irish and Welsh?!) But how English will pronounce them.

MikeUniformMike Tue 30-May-17 19:28:50

Kez-ya ?

Jooni Tue 30-May-17 19:41:08

I like Keziah (I say "KEZ-ee-ah" though) but really don't like Rayne, especially with that strange spelling - sorry!

How about Ray/Rae, Wren or Raven instead?

howthelightgetsin Tue 30-May-17 19:54:03

I like it, but not Rayne.

Short middles -


CowParsleyNettle Tue 30-May-17 19:58:02

I loved The Diddakoi, one of my favourite childhood books so it conjures up memories of home knitted cardigans and camp fires.

Kizzy for short of course.

Veterinari Tue 30-May-17 20:00:40

Kez-ee-ah (pronounced more like Kezzi-ah) here too. Never heard the kez-eye-ah pronounciation

PlymouthMaid1 Tue 30-May-17 20:15:24

Lovely name

YesMilk Tue 30-May-17 20:26:01

I know a Keziah (kez-ee-a) and Kezia pronounced (kez-eye-a)

I like the 'ee' pronounciation, with nickname 'Kezee'.

But I think it's one of those names which people will always say incorrectly.

29Palms Tue 30-May-17 20:41:39

As it's an ancient name that has been rare for a long time, I read it similar to the old-fashioned pronunciations of Maria and Sophia, so


29Palms Tue 30-May-17 20:45:30

And being a Biblical name, it seems natural to follow the pronunciation of other -iah names, like Josiah, Hezekiah, Zephaniah etc.

Mummymooretobe Tue 30-May-17 20:54:22

29Palms yes I am pronouncing it the way it is in the Bible. So as you said. Kez-AYE-ah smile

SuperBeagle Tue 30-May-17 20:59:47

I like Keziah, and it's pronounced Kez-EYE-ah, at least within the Jewish community.

Not a fan of Rayne though.

Veterinari Tue 30-May-17 21:04:30

Thanks 29 that makes sense

MitzyLeFrouf Tue 30-May-17 21:13:56

I'm sure it's supposed to be kez-EYE-ah but the only person I know with this name is Keziah Dugdale and she's a kezzy-ah.

All that aside, it sounds like the name a devout Mormon would give their daughter. Too much for me.

TheLegendOfBeans Tue 30-May-17 21:18:11

I know a Kezia.
Incidentally she's the leader of Scottish Labour now but since we were at Uni together I've always coveted her name.

Pron: Kez-EE-yah

MitzyLeFrouf Tue 30-May-17 21:32:22

Beans did you see that thing on Sky News yesterday where the presenter had a bit of a Freudian slip and introduced her as the leader of Scottish labia?



TheLegendOfBeans Tue 30-May-17 21:33:20

No way! 😂

runs to internet

Epipgab Tue 30-May-17 22:02:40

I like it.

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