Middle name for Zoe

(25 Posts)
TNG74 Fri 11-Sep-20 12:11:38

What do you think of these middle names? Our surname is similar to Alabama.

Zoe Jane Alabama
Zoe Jean Alabama
Zoe Rae Alabama
Zoe Elizabeth Alabama
Zoe Joy Alabama
Zoe Harriet Alabama
Zoe Jeanette Alabama
Zoe Louise Alabama
Zoe Olive Alabama
Zoe Ruth Alabama
Zoe Beth Alabama

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KeepSmiling89 Fri 11-Sep-20 12:13:40

I think any of the single or 2 syllable names would be best as anything longer would be too much of a mouthful. I like Jean in particular though.

KeepSmiling89 Fri 11-Sep-20 12:14:36

Zoe Louise is also lovely. Always liked Louise as a middle name smile

Unseeliequeen Fri 11-Sep-20 12:15:19

I think mostly all of them could work.

Not so keen on the sound of Zoe Olive or Zoe Beth. Zoe Rae sounds very American but that could just be because of the Rae Alabama.

Do you have a favourite or do you like them all equally?

Babyshine2020 Fri 11-Sep-20 12:16:56

Zoe Elizabeth is what came into my head before reading your post. I think it sounds lovely

Mrsjayy Fri 11-Sep-20 12:17:44

Zoe Rae or Jane are my favourites i don't think the others go.

AriettyHomily Fri 11-Sep-20 12:21:29

App? Sorry it just irritates me they called it Zoe....


TNG74 Fri 11-Sep-20 12:28:15

@AriettyHomily Yeah the app being called that is annoying, although tbh the only place I've seen it mentioned is mumsnet so I don't think it'll be too much of an issue in real life

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Firebird83 Fri 11-Sep-20 17:53:49

I like Zoe Harriet or Zoe Ruth best. Zoe Joy is quite nice too.

PoodleMoth Fri 11-Sep-20 18:14:58

Really like Zoe but non of theose middle names jump out.
I really dislike Louise as it is such a middle name of the 80s it would really put me off.

TNG74 Fri 11-Sep-20 18:56:04

Hmm, opinions are all over the place then

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TheChristmasPrincess Fri 11-Sep-20 20:14:30

Zoe Olive

Not sure if you’re taking suggestions but I think Zoe Irene is lovely and kind of goes with your list...

cptartapp Fri 11-Sep-20 20:21:44

Zoe Louisa is nice. Not Louise.
Zoe Alexandra.
Zoe Catherine.
Zoe Victoria.
Zoe Elizabeth.
Zoe Kate.

NannyR Fri 11-Sep-20 20:23:24

I also thought of Zoe Elizabeth before reading your post, I like Zoe Joy too. What about Zoe June as an alternative to Jane or Jean?
I wouldn't be concerned about the app - hopefully by the time she starts school the app won't be in use and will be forgotten about.

OublietteBravo Fri 11-Sep-20 20:26:31

Louise was the name I thought of before I even clicked on your thread and read the OP. But I also really like both Jane and Jean.

lakeswimmer Fri 11-Sep-20 20:30:09

Zoe Elizabeth came to mind for me as well but I think the double e might be a bit of a mouthful. I like Zoe Jean.

missmouse101 Fri 11-Sep-20 20:30:32


Auto Fri 11-Sep-20 20:40:59

My favourites are

Zoe Jeanette Alabama
Zoe Louise Alabama
Zoe Ruth Alabama

DappledThings Fri 11-Sep-20 21:40:39

I have a Zoe Jean so I definitely like that! 2 of her great-grandmothers were Jeans.

The app coming along being called Zoe hasn't bothered me. It just seems like a random word and not actually the same word as her name if that makes sense.

itsjakeandamy Fri 11-Sep-20 22:42:46

I prefer Zoe Harriet of your choices.
I think a short middle name sounds too sing- songy although Zoe Kate works well as Kate is less soft sounding.
How about:
Zoe Eliza
Zoe Flora
Zoe Larissa
Zoe Margot
Zoe Matilda

TNG74 Fri 11-Sep-20 22:45:33

@itsjakeandamy Thanks for the suggestions but names ending in A don't really work with our surname because it starts with an A

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MercyBodle Sat 12-Sep-20 03:16:42

My favourites are:
Zoe Harriet
Zoe Jean
Zoe Jane
Zoe Jeanette (flows well and is unexpected which is a plus and helps the name feel distinctive and personal.)

I put Jane in my favourites even though it is a standard middle, as not used as much as it used to be, and is lovely and traditional.

I dislike Olive and don't think it flows well. Louise, Joy and Rae are bland and feel just like fillers rather than adding anything special.

Elizabeth, Ruth and Beth are all fine and work - I just prefer the others.

Jd1313 Sat 12-Sep-20 03:31:10

Zoe Jane Alabama❔
Zoe Jean Alabama❌
Zoe Rae Alabama❔
Zoe Elizabeth Alabama❌
Zoe Joy Alabama❌
Zoe Harriet Alabama✔️
Zoe Jeanette Alabama❌
Zoe Louise Alabama✔️
Zoe Olive Alabama❌
Zoe Ruth Alabama❔
Zoe Beth Alabama❔

Honestly I think a two syllabul works better saying it out loud, number one would be louise just by how it sounds

95percentcocoa Mon 14-Sep-20 19:54:13

Zoe Luisa

ThighthighOfthigh Tue 15-Sep-20 00:23:00

How about sticking with the Greek theme?

Zoe Eleni

Actually Zoe Ellen is nice.

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