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Zephyr (zeph) for boy?

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curiousp4rent Thu 21-Nov-19 09:25:32

I love the name but i am worried it will not be very well socially received. Have you ever met one?

Herja Thu 21-Nov-19 09:26:47

I've met one! A younger sibling of DDs nursery friend. He must be about 3 now. I thought it was a lovely name, though he was the first I've met.

MikeUniformMike Thu 21-Nov-19 09:42:35

Go for it.

Astronica Thu 21-Nov-19 09:44:07

I like it.

Marcipex Thu 21-Nov-19 09:50:55

I’ve read a book with a Zephyr in it, but she was female.
I quite like Zeph though.

JoJoSM2 Thu 21-Nov-19 09:55:52

It sounds cool.

DecomposingDurannie Thu 21-Nov-19 10:00:55

I know somebody with a (female) horse called Zephyr so I wouldn't.... the name itself originates from the (male) Greek god of the west wind so not a female name originally....

DecomposingDurannie Thu 21-Nov-19 10:01:47

But I do like the name!

ilovetofu Thu 21-Nov-19 10:10:42

I think its fine
Are you or your DP Greek?

curiousp4rent Thu 21-Nov-19 10:52:42

Yes. he says it is not used much as a name there though

Wallabyone Thu 21-Nov-19 10:55:20

Zephyros is a slightly more used Greek name (not common though!)

viques Thu 21-Nov-19 11:26:28

The name Zephyr would cause juvenile sniggering in my family. As children we were banned from shouting out "fart alert" so in stead used to shout out "zephyr" as we found a dictionary definition of it as "a warm wind from the south".

Omashu Thu 21-Nov-19 12:16:03

I know a Zephyr, live it 🙂

Omashu Thu 21-Nov-19 12:16:14

Ugh I meant love it

Slappadabass Thu 21-Nov-19 12:22:38

Love it. Reminds me of red hot chili peppers!

BercowsFestiveFlamingo Thu 21-Nov-19 13:42:13

My dad had a Ford Zephyr car back in the day.

CravingCheese Thu 21-Nov-19 14:15:00

Love it.

PsychosonicCindy Thu 21-Nov-19 14:18:43

Love it!

Peachbubble Thu 21-Nov-19 15:49:09

I like it too

daisypond Thu 21-Nov-19 16:01:34

It’s OK, yes. Not my style but fine.

EleanorShellstrop100 Thu 21-Nov-19 16:08:31

I LOVE it! I actually love it so much I’m stealing it for my future lists. And you don’t have to be Greek to use the name of a Greek god hmm

maslinpan Thu 21-Nov-19 16:10:36

The only Zephyr I know is the monkey in the Babar the Elephant books.

MikeUniformMike Thu 21-Nov-19 16:33:36

Zephaniah might be less ' out there'

Singlenotsingle Thu 21-Nov-19 16:37:59

A Zephyr is a little breeze. Not really appropriate for a boy! Storm maybe? Hurricane? (Hurricane Smith). Typhoon? (Ty for short).

daisypond Thu 21-Nov-19 16:42:48

Zephyr was God of the West Wind.

HappyDinosaur Thu 21-Nov-19 16:46:04

As others have said, I think the bullying aspect is just too much.

Tillygetsit Thu 21-Nov-19 23:18:53

I LOVE Zeph. I'm pretty traditional with names but really like Zephyr.

VenusClapTrap Thu 21-Nov-19 23:41:57

It’s a strong no from me.

neverornow Thu 21-Nov-19 23:53:24

I really like it. Thumbs up from me.

MrsBungle Thu 21-Nov-19 23:55:33

I like it

ClaraThePigeon Fri 22-Nov-19 08:22:48

It's awful.

EssentialHummus Fri 22-Nov-19 08:29:16

I think I know the same one as herja grin.

diddlediddle Fri 22-Nov-19 19:25:55

I actually really like it!

curiousp4rent Sat 23-Nov-19 11:35:41

Thanks guys, this got me more confused now

Elvesdontdomagic Sat 23-Nov-19 18:16:13


plantainchips Sat 23-Nov-19 18:24:59

How is it pronounced

curiousp4rent Sun 24-Nov-19 13:45:58

I believe it is pronounced Zef-fer

curiousp4rent Sun 24-Nov-19 13:49:12

zefə(r) according to the dictionary

Hayls17 Tue 26-Nov-19 21:12:35

I quite like it, haven’t come across it used as a name before. Reminds me of RHCP song.

SpotlessMind Tue 26-Nov-19 21:17:18

I know a Zephyr. His parents are both very creative and cool, it works and really suits him

percheron67 Tue 26-Nov-19 22:59:47

I love it! Great as full name or Zeph as a diminutive.

RuthHigginbottom Fri 29-Nov-19 19:24:06

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MandeLular Fri 29-Nov-19 21:20:15

It just makes me want to roll my eyes tbh. The kind of name that's given for the benefit of the "cool", "different" parents and not the child who has to live with it. I'm not saying we all have to stick to the top 20 but there's a middle ground.

Davespecifico Fri 29-Nov-19 21:23:50

If you go with this, make sure he’s brackets Zeph on the school register. That’ll make it less embarrassing for him.

Chickoletta Mon 02-Dec-19 18:11:52

It’s a wind, not a name. I’d roll my eyes at this on a class list I’m afraid.

EmmaOvary Mon 02-Dec-19 18:21:38

I like it! A lot.

Schwitters Mon 02-Dec-19 18:26:25

I LOVE this name so much. I know a couple of Zephs but they are Zephaniah rather than Zephyr and I love both names. If you love it, go for it!

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Mon 02-Dec-19 18:28:02

Wind or car are the two things that come to mind.

nitgel Mon 02-Dec-19 18:29:26

A car driven by old teds

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Mon 02-Dec-19 18:30:08

Wasn’t there a band called the zephyrs?

AtillatheHun Mon 02-Dec-19 18:31:44

Zeph is one of the characters from The Beach

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Mon 02-Dec-19 18:32:57

I met a little Zebedee...

iklboodolphrednosedreindeer Mon 02-Dec-19 18:35:26

I'm singing Red Hot Chili Peppers now (not a bad thing).

Beamur Mon 02-Dec-19 18:37:49

I like it.
I know only one child called this, a boy maybe in his early teens.

PlasticPatty Mon 02-Dec-19 18:38:24

My grandad's car was a Zephyr, around 1959.

june2007 Mon 02-Dec-19 18:38:45

Why not?

Nessaofbarry Mon 02-Dec-19 18:40:19

I love it!! A welcome change from Leo/Alfie/Jack/Harry etc.

yellowellies Mon 02-Dec-19 22:57:24

I know an adult male Zeph, but in his case it’s a shortening of Joseph, if you wanted something more mainstream as an alternative

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