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(21 Posts)
NotKeenOnFish Tue 30-Jun-09 19:49:45

Dh likes a lot. The only problem we have is our surname is Lee which means the name is very close to the Zane low (the DJ)

Do you like Zane and do you think our surname prevents us from using this name?

lljkk Tue 30-Jun-09 19:51:50

I do like Zane, but It doesn't work well with Lee. I think you need a stronger sounding forename for that surname.

rubyslippers Tue 30-Jun-09 19:52:48

don't like the name personally

NotKeenOnFish Tue 30-Jun-09 19:53:16

Its a difficult surname. Any suggestions llijkk?

rubyslippers Tue 30-Jun-09 19:54:53

Victor - strong sounding name

NotKeenOnFish Tue 30-Jun-09 19:56:36

DH is not keen on old mans names

sockmonster Tue 30-Jun-09 19:57:08

Zane Lee sounds a little like Zaney ie mad/crazy/wacky

sockmonster Tue 30-Jun-09 19:58:25

Something with more syllables would work better as a proper name, or else he will sound like a comic book character, e.g. Joshua Lee?

NotKeenOnFish Tue 30-Jun-09 20:05:27

We do love Joshua but its so popular

goomum Wed 01-Jul-09 11:03:40

I would go for a 3 or 4 syllable name. Zane Lee reminds me of Vainly - ever played 'In the manner of the word'?

What about Zepheniah Lee
Jeremiah Lee

They work better and are biblicial like Joshua.

mrsradders Wed 01-Jul-09 11:13:11

i like zane don't think it is too bad with your last name..could you use your last name as a midle name / double barrell etc to break it up?

sonniebonnie Wed 01-Jul-09 11:21:20

I like Zane.

Think its ok with Lee.

The problem with longer first names (e.g. Zepheniah) is that they will inevitably be shortened (e.g. Zeph Lee).

Perhaps a 2 syllable name (not ending in L) that is unlikely to be shortened is better, e.g. Thomas Lee or Quentin Lee?

NotKeenOnFish Wed 01-Jul-09 11:38:37

Quentin is a favourite of dh. I quite like it but I know it gets a mixed reaction

hulabula Wed 01-Jul-09 12:40:14

Agree that you need a strong sounding two syllable first name with Lee. An -in ending name works particularly well - I like Justin Lee and Quentin Lee.

TwoSunnyDays Wed 01-Jul-09 18:13:39

Bit too wackey and, um, zaney

mrsradders Wed 01-Jul-09 19:43:44

i like quentin too although my mum always said that quentins were gay!!!! i said well quentin tarrentino isn't gay and the response was that he was plan odd and insane!!! shock

but i love it!

mopsyflopsy Wed 01-Jul-09 20:04:44

Zane is a little too 'wacky' for me too, I'm afraid. Also don't think that Zane Lee rolls off the tongue that well....

But I have to agree that Quentin Lee does sound very nice!

boodleboot Wed 01-Jul-09 20:24:50

Quentin Lee is great.

Quentin Zane Lee?

Firawla Wed 01-Jul-09 21:22:19

Joshua Zane Lee works nicely?
I do like Zane, i see what people say about not "matching" the LN but its not such a big deal is it?

annasmami Wed 01-Jul-09 21:41:24

I actually like Zane - cool and unique.

But I don't think Zane Lee sounds that good.

Not sure about Josh Lee either (especially if said fast).

Agree that a name ending in a consonant would work well e.g. xxxin Lee or xxxen Lee.

Quentin Lee does sound very good (and I love Quentin)!

Themasterandmargaritas Thu 02-Jul-09 08:25:25

Zain is a mobile phone network here in Africa and across the middle east grin

Still it's a nice name.

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