(28 Posts)
SleepingStandingUp Sat 30-Nov-19 20:27:40

Shortened to Zeke


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percheron67 Sat 30-Nov-19 20:43:49

Is it for a boy? Good name if he/she wants to play with ZZ Top.

SleepingStandingUp Sat 30-Nov-19 20:47:50

Yes boy.

Zz top? Thry all had long beards?? That's all I remember about them lol

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NannyR Sat 30-Nov-19 20:50:06

Ezekiel is more commonly shortened to zeke.

fallfallfall Sat 30-Nov-19 20:50:52

Ummm Zachariah or Ezekiel not a fan of smashing them together

DramaAlpaca Sat 30-Nov-19 20:51:00

It's spelled Zachariah.

I've never come across Zekeriah, have you made it up?

Zeke is traditionally short for Ezekiel.

RockinHippy Sat 30-Nov-19 20:53:39

Sorry but no, it's awful..

I like Zeke, but if you want a long version Ezekiel is better, though imho not great either.


NannyR Sat 30-Nov-19 20:54:07

The book in the bible and John the Baptists father is Zechariah.

PurpleDaisies Sat 30-Nov-19 20:55:53

I don’t like that spelling of Zechariah.

bridgetreilly Sat 30-Nov-19 20:59:02


user1493494961 Sat 30-Nov-19 21:29:50

I think you've made that spelling up.

percheron67 Sat 30-Nov-19 21:44:35

I must add that I was not expecting the tiny to be born with a beard!! I think the group had biblical/western names.

SleepingStandingUp Sat 30-Nov-19 22:12:10

It's spelled Zachariah the first e is a perfectly acceptable spelling. I accept the criticism of the spelling Zekeriah

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SwampOfDeath Sat 30-Nov-19 22:18:54

Why not just Zeke on its own? Lovely.
I will honestly never understand why people who have their hearts set on a specific nickname ("nn" -wtf!?) for their DC don't just call them the nickname on its own, but try to 'retrofit it onto a 'proper' name.

Thetimetravelerswife Sat 30-Nov-19 22:19:27

Do you have Middle Eastern roots? As they pronounce it zekeriah (as you have written).

If you’re looking for more Arabic/English baby names, my favourite website is:


I prefer Zachariah.

Isadora2007 Sat 30-Nov-19 22:20:25

Ezekiel is much nicer for Zeke

IceCreamConewithaflake Sat 30-Nov-19 22:31:40


IceCreamConewithaflake Sat 30-Nov-19 22:32:27

What about Zathras?

SleepingStandingUp Sat 30-Nov-19 22:40:53

I adore Ezekiel, DH won't budge from a hard no. I love Zachariah but its too close to another name, esp shortening it.

Re the awful parents who pick their own kids nn from the start, DH and I have always used shortened versions of our own names so it just feels normal to think of what we'd shorten it to. It isn't about not liking the full name.

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Toddlerteaplease Sat 30-Nov-19 22:45:12

I once looked aged a baby called Zeke. Just don't do it. It's terrible!

DramaAlpaca Sat 30-Nov-19 22:49:37

OK, I accept that Zechariah is an alternative spelling. I hadn't realised, actually.

I see your point about Zachariah being too close to Zachary & the obvious diminutive being Zach.

Could you bear to just put Zeke on the bc? I quite like it, much more than any longer versions.

Bluelightdistrict Sun 01-Dec-19 02:28:42

Why are you spelling it like that?

mathanxiety Sun 01-Dec-19 07:36:34

The obvious shortening for Zekariah would have a short E sound though.

Zech or Zeck, not Zeke.

SleepingStandingUp Sun 01-Dec-19 14:45:55

And mathanxiety answers Bluelightdistricts question, because I don't like Zech as a shortening. Was trying to get Zeke but feel like it's made proper spelling a sacrificial goat

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Bluelightdistrict Sun 01-Dec-19 15:42:24

What's wrong with Zakariyya?

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