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(27 Posts)
sunshinejanuary Tue 03-Nov-09 19:07:05

I love this name but DH says it sounds 'foreign'.

I am 31 weeks and i am not kidding when i say this had better be a girl as DH likes NO boys names!!

So...what do you think of Ezra?

bellissima Tue 03-Nov-09 19:22:48

Ezra Pound - US poet, fascist.

Only one I've heard of

LynetteScavo Tue 03-Nov-09 19:26:07

It makes me think of an old American guy sitting on his porch.

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Tue 03-Nov-09 19:26:42

I like the name.

I'm sure it was on my names list but dh didn't like it.

lockets Tue 03-Nov-09 19:29:40

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thisisyesterday Tue 03-Nov-09 19:31:30

i like it!

sunshinejanuary Tue 03-Nov-09 19:31:32

Thanks for the info Hatrick, i would like to use it is i can get DH to agree!

LynetteScavo Tue 03-Nov-09 19:50:42

There were 2 children sitting next to me on a train last summer, with an American mother called Ezra and Tilda.

MissM Tue 03-Nov-09 19:57:33

I know an Ezra. He's a lovely boy and it's a lovely name - Jewish Old Testament prophet. Lovely.

RomanCandleJollster Tue 03-Nov-09 20:53:03

love it - think it's distinctive without being odd! GO FOR IT! What middle names...?

sunshinejanuary Tue 03-Nov-09 21:07:19

Well Roman, seeing as we cannot even agree a first name yet we haven't got anything in reserve for middle names yet!

RomanCandleJollster Wed 04-Nov-09 07:48:48

hard to say without knowing your surname
Ezra Joseph
Ezra James
Ezra Gregory
Ezra Thomas

maybe...? Good luck!

MrsMills Wed 04-Nov-09 07:54:07

A dear friend of mine is called Ezra, he's Ethiopian and one of the loveliest, kindest people you could meet.

skihorse Wed 04-Nov-09 08:29:46

Very Turkish sounding to my ears.

totalmisfit Wed 04-Nov-09 10:06:01

dd's best friend is called Ezra, except at first, the way she pronounced it sounded like 'Ezhwa'. cute. does make me think of Ezra Pound though. not like he was all bad.

TwentiethCenturyHeffa Wed 04-Nov-09 10:08:25

We liked the name Ezra, I think it's lovely.

branflake81 Wed 04-Nov-09 12:40:38

makes me think of Ezra Pound

cyteen Wed 04-Nov-09 12:46:56

I love it. But then I was at school with this rather handsome specimen so maybe that has coloured me a little grin

hulabula Wed 04-Nov-09 13:15:02

Ezra is lovely!

And so refreshing to my ears compared to all the Jacks, Ollies and Sams that I hear all the time.

I'd probably choose a single syllable middle name. Ezra James is gorgeous!

GrendelsMum Wed 04-Nov-09 15:43:10

Love Ezra Pound's poetry (OK, not so much the political opinions wink) but to be honest, it's one of the few names I really, really dislike. But so what - if you like it, it's all that matters.

Though, on the other hand, 'Ezra James' sounds an awful lot better than 'Ezra Pound', so possibly it's one of these names that is quite dependent on surname?

Argh, I give up. Who thinks that Ezra Pound was really mad?

sunshinejanuary Wed 04-Nov-09 18:13:37

I have to admit i am suprised, i thought i would be the only one who liked it - will use this as further ammo for DH!


purpleturtle Wed 04-Nov-09 18:15:32

Ezra is lovely. Hope your DH can be persuaded.

Not Ezra Thomas, though - surely you don't want him called ET through school?

Beanigan Thu 05-Nov-09 21:30:03

I quite like Ezra - also like Eli for a boy...

nooka Fri 06-Nov-09 07:01:46

We were going to call dd Ezra (we called the bump Ezzie through most of the pregnancy as we were convinced she was going to be a boy). So obviously I think it is a fab name. We did decide that we'd go for Richard Ezra as his full given name, just in case it was too much (my father is known by his middle name for similar reasons).

Thissideofchannel Fri 06-Nov-09 12:37:54

Ezra is lovely. I know a cute 4 year old. Hope you can persuade dh smile.

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