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Zebedee. ZEBEDEE - really?

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Bambambini · 14/07/2015 09:42

Child at theme park the other day? What do you think? We raised our eyebrows and probably initially eye rolled. Or is Zebedee obviously giong to be a cool cat? Guess Zee has a certain ring to it.

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ghostyslovesheep · 14/07/2015 09:42

it's a traditional biblical name - I quiet like it


ghostyslovesheep · 14/07/2015 09:43

as long as his siblings aren't called Brian, Dougal and Florence


RaptorInaPorkPieHat · 14/07/2015 09:43

^^That's what Zebedee means to me (70's child)

ghostyslovesheep · 14/07/2015 09:46

oh and it's shortened to Zeb rather than Zee Grin


Bunbaker · 14/07/2015 09:46

Boing here as well Grin


FernGullysWoollyPully · 14/07/2015 09:47

My son, 8, has a Zebedee in his class.

The first time his mum shouted him on the playground there were a few Hmm and some magic roundabout references but he's a really nice little boy and everyone is used to it. The kids call him Zeb.


SaucyJack · 14/07/2015 09:48

It's quite funky. We once played in the park with a Moses.


Shouldof · 14/07/2015 09:48

There was a zebedee at my school. Went by Zeb.


TheMoa · 14/07/2015 09:49

I know 2 Zebs, one a young adult, and one a toddler.

Both are from quite religious families, siblings are Rachael, Benjamin, Zach etc.

It's hardly off the wall weird Confused.


19lottie82 · 14/07/2015 09:50

I have a mate called Zeb, as in Zebedee, but it was just a nickname his parents gave him and it stuck. his real name is Graham :)


PelvicFloorClenchReminder · 14/07/2015 09:50

I love it.


FirstWeTakeManhattan · 14/07/2015 09:50

Zebedee and Moses were on my boy list…I was going through an intense hormonal hellfire Biblical name phase.


UnspecialSnowflake · 14/07/2015 09:51

Perhaps Zebedee's parents are too young to have ever seen the Magic Roundabout, and don't know why people mutter "boing" to themselves when they hear his name.

I once heard a yummy mummy type calling out "Senna" to get he DSs attention. I guess someone in the family was an F1 fan, but all I could think of was laxatives.


thatsshallot · 14/07/2015 09:52

Zeb Soanes the Radio 4 continuity/newsreader is a Zebedee :)


maudpringles · 14/07/2015 09:53

popular surname in parts of Somerset but never heard it as a first name.


Ashwinder · 14/07/2015 09:54

I know a Zebedee. His brother is Ezekiel. Both solid Old Testament names. They go by Zeb and Zeke which I think are rather cool.


ghostyslovesheep · 14/07/2015 09:54

Yes I know a Senna - and they where F1 fans!

Zebedee is a Hebrew name - not that wacky - yes it was also a magic roundabout character but I still like it Grin


BlinkAndMiss · 14/07/2015 09:54

I love it - it's a ridiculous name for a child IMO but that's just me, it does sound cool though.


ValancyJane · 14/07/2015 09:54

I quite like it... But it does also scream "boing" to me!! Zeb is a cute nickname though.


TTWK · 14/07/2015 09:56

Perhaps he's called Zebedee because he was born in the spring?


spiderlight · 14/07/2015 09:58



ALittleFaith · 14/07/2015 09:58

We have friends in church with a Zebedee, NN Zeb. Obviously a churchy family but he pulls it off.


BlackeyedSusan · 14/07/2015 10:10

could be worse. could have had a girl and called her Ermintrude


Deeperdown · 14/07/2015 10:10

I love Zebedee and I'm not one for wacky names usually. I've got a child with a ridiculously common name.


HopOnTheMonnerBus · 14/07/2015 10:10

I really like boys' 'Z' names; Zach, Zeke, Xander etc. so love Zeb but Zebedee is, well Zebedee. Grin

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