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We already have an Elijah and I would like to name this one Zion if it's a boy. DH thinks it is totally 'way out' and the poor kid will be teased. Is he right?(We are a mixed race family living in central Lodnon, so it's not like everyone around us are called 'vanilla' English names.)
nice, also the RL name of the lion in Narnia movie
Are you Zionist or Israeli or Jewish? It seems a bit odd to name your child after a political movement/historical name for the Jewish homeland.
Sorry, to clarify, I don't much like 'country' names for children like India, and Zion seems potentially a bit politically charged as well.
No, we're not Jewish. I know Zion has very strong Jewish connotations, but it also has it's own connotations for Christians and Rastafarians (we're not particularly religious, but our families are). I take your point, though@singersgirl
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It could be perceived as being just a tiny bit egotistical imo. My son!! The Zionist! Clear a path, stand aside, for, drum roll........... Zion I couldn't do it myself. I like Gideon though. That would go with Elijah.I really like Saul. It is so much snappier than Paul but it still has a classic ness that is lovely. Goes with Elijah too.
As a primary school teacher, i have seen how children can be quite mean on the playground about eachothers names and maybe Zion may get a little negative attention.What about Ishmael? I quite like that with Elijah and it's still quite unusual.
Lauryn Hills son is called Zion and one of my favourite songs by her is called Zion after him! So for that reason it does get my vote! Although must admit I love the name Ishmael as suggested by natbrum!
Oh Elijah is lovely. Can see Liffey's point but I like the sound of Zion. I love biblical names (though not religious myself) - Caleb, Ezekial, Zachariah...As a ex-teacher in comprehensive schools in North London, think it's unlikely your child will be teased for their name in a London school (though they might be stabbed for their mobile phone... ).
Is it the sound or meaning of Zion that you like?
Shadrach? Mesach? Abednigo?Sorry, but I think Zion is a really bad idea - far too politically charged.
we know a Zeron.......sounds quite similar to Zion....
its 2008, anything goes. 1988 brian, 2008 zion
It's a fabulous name, but I would be a little wary of using it. A friend who had Zion as surname frequently had trouble when visiting muslim countries. She eventually changed her surname.
I think this is an incredibly charged name to give to a child, and could have implications beyond the playground, so no, I thinkyour dh is right. Elijah is fabulous though.
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