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woke up with a fab name for a boy.....Zeke.....

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boodleboot Fri 26-Jun-09 06:28:03

what do you think?

Its Ezekiel in the long form i guess but i would be tempted to just go Zeke {like Jake not Jacob}

Tambajam Fri 26-Jun-09 06:39:05

I think if you like it you should absolutely go for it.
It's original and I think it's fine (although I wouldn't use it myself).

I also think that sometimes there's nothing wrong with the old-fashioned 'keeping a name to yourself'.

If you had a beautiful baby and said, 'here's Zeke'. No one would say bleurgh at that point but some might now (hopefully no one).

chimchar Fri 26-Jun-09 07:40:49

one of the main basketball players in high school musical is called zeke.....

i like it, but "zeke the geek" springs to mind as the immediate name calling potential!

Thunderduck Fri 26-Jun-09 08:09:35

No comes to mind. And yes Zeek the geek is a likely unfortunate nickname.

thelollipoplady Fri 26-Jun-09 10:00:02

Like it too. But hadn't thought of unfortunate nickname potential. How about isaac (nn zac)?

Firawla Fri 26-Jun-09 11:49:27

i think its nice, not too common yet not weird

Fimbo Fri 26-Jun-09 11:52:21

There is a Zeke in Neighbours.

jellybeans Fri 26-Jun-09 12:02:30

I think it's OK. I like Zeph too. Prefer their short forms or Zephyr.

bluebump Fri 26-Jun-09 12:04:16

It reminds me of Neighbours too but it's an ok name.

Annabelsmummie Fri 26-Jun-09 12:46:04

It looks nice, but I wouldn't be sure how to pronounce it - Zeekee or Zekk-e?

Scorpette Fri 26-Jun-09 18:01:26

I'm with Fimbo - people will be all 'Oh, like Zeke off Neighbours?'.

boodleboot Fri 26-Jun-09 21:43:06

i don't watch neighbours so didn't know there was a Zeke on there...Zeke the geek....ha that is really funny. wonder why it didn't register....

magbags Sat 27-Jun-09 20:20:46

Just makes me think Zeke the Friek. Sorry.

Frasersmum123 Sat 27-Jun-09 21:37:01

IMO it sounds made up - sorry

Chaotica Sat 27-Jun-09 21:40:15

I knew a Zeke in the US. I like it (and let's face it, most names have dodgy nicknames to go with them).

nooka Sun 28-Jun-09 01:05:55

Ezekiel is pretty fab, although perhaps a little too biblical (we were thinking of Ezra though, so I can't really talk!). Zeke as a name on it's own does sound made up to me.

thell Sun 28-Jun-09 01:10:54

I like it. And I like Zeke in Neighbours too!- in a non-pervy way...he's the kind of teenage boy I can imagine myself being mother to (although forced myself to give up the Neighbours addiction the beginning of this year )

FAQinglovely Sun 28-Jun-09 01:12:04

Zeke (as well as simply being a shortened versio of Ezekiel) can be associated with any of the following

FAQinglovely Sun 28-Jun-09 01:13:59

and I have to say that Zeke the punk band have appeared on some rather hmm compliations - just look at here (WARNING - so rather shock titles)

LetThemEatCake Sun 28-Jun-09 08:07:17

I'm Australian and grew up with quite a few Zekes (pre-neighbours, even) They were always cool and sought-after. Certainly not geeks.

still quite a popular name over there. I like Z names. Have only just abandoned Zephaniah as possibility for current bump.

CravingOlives Tue 30-Jun-09 10:24:39

There's also a Zeke in High School Musical, which would amuse any tweenagers you know. I don't mind it though.

Disenchanted3 Tue 30-Jun-09 10:26:42

My snake was called Ezekiel and we called him Zeke for short.

So to me its a snakes name, but I imagine I am in the minority grin

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