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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?

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

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

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

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

Why not?

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

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

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.

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

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

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

I met a little Zebedee...

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

Zeph is one of the characters from The Beach

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

Wasn’t there a band called the zephyrs?

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

A car driven by old teds

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

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

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!

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

I like it! A lot.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

zefə(r) according to the dictionary

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

I believe it is pronounced Zef-fer

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

How is it pronounced

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


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

Thanks guys, this got me more confused now

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