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SleepingStandingUp Sat 30-Nov-19 20:27:40

Shortened to Zeke


SleepingStandingUp Sun 01-Dec-19 18:42:02

quite cruel, actually.! I'm confused if you're accusing me of cruelty to my child or accusing me of basically racism?

PurpleDaisies Sun 01-Dec-19 16:20:59

Terrible spelling: it's Zachariah.

Zechariah is a real name!

Dolorabelle Sun 01-Dec-19 16:01:30

Terrible spelling: it's Zachariah.

Your version reads as if you're parodying a New Zealand or South African accent - quite cruel, actually.

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

What's wrong with Zakariyya?

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

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.

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

Why are you spelling it like that?

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.

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

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

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.

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

What about Zathras?

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


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

Ezekiel is much nicer for Zeke

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.

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.

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

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.

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

I think you've made that spelling up.

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


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

I don’t like that spelling of Zechariah.

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

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

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.

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.

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

Ummm Zachariah or Ezekiel not a fan of smashing them together

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

Ezekiel is more commonly shortened to zeke.

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