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How would you spell Zach / Zac / Zak?

(16 Posts)
ilikeyoursleeves Sat 04-Jul-09 14:41:48

This is a possibility for DS2's name (due any day now) but I'm not sure how to spell it? He would be Zachary on his birth certificate (I think anyway) but called Zach, Zac, or Zak in everyday life. What spelling o most people use? Does 'Zach' lead to lots of mispronounciation?


jellybeans Sat 04-Jul-09 14:45:56

I prefer just Zac but like them all. Zachary is OK too if you will use it but I prefer short names for boys. As far as I know the most popular is Zak but all the spellings seem Ok to me. With a C (Zac) seems abit 'softer'.

TwoHot Sat 04-Jul-09 14:49:26

'Zach' if its short for Zachary.

ilikeyoursleeves Sat 04-Jul-09 21:26:52

any other thoughts?

hocuspontas Sat 04-Jul-09 21:28:07

No way Zak.

I like Zac best I think

MrsMattie Sun 05-Jul-09 10:00:07

Zach if from Zachary, Zac if from Isaac. Never Zak.

Monkeyandbooba Sun 05-Jul-09 10:01:19

We have a Zachary who is Zach.

Kaylo Sun 05-Jul-09 11:02:25

I like the spelling Zach in it's own right rather than shortened from Zachary.

Great name choice! Was on my list too for my DS (now 3yrs) but he ended up being Rio


fizzpops Sun 05-Jul-09 11:07:45

I knew a Zack - just to put the cat among the pigeons....

Is logical to use Zach though if shortening from Zachary.

Kaybeeand2boys Sun 05-Jul-09 11:13:51

DS1 is Zak, but it's not short for anything. People always spell it wrong, Zac or Zach!

Frasersmum123 Sun 05-Jul-09 17:00:13

Zach is nicer IMO, its one of my 'could have been' names, but DH vetoed it

Bleatblurt Sun 05-Jul-09 17:02:04


Don't like Zak at all.

MamaLazarou Mon 06-Jul-09 10:51:27

Another vote for Zach.

RachieB Thu 23-Jul-09 00:51:51

Definitely Zac

Zach is ok ish, but Zak just looks wrong

OldLadyKnowsNothing Thu 23-Jul-09 02:12:28

It was Zack in my day.

*elderly emoticon*

Cokie Thu 23-Jul-09 20:17:18

Zac for sure. Zach and you risk some trying to pronounce the "ch" at the end!

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