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#1 ChickyMumma

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:42 AM

We watched the movie Dreamer yesterday and fell in love with the character Dakota Fanning plays "Cale". We looked it up and found the spelling Cael, as it is more common than Cale.

Thinking Cael Zakiya for our little one for a girl.


http://www.babynology.com/meaning-cael-f33.html

http://www.birthvillage.com/Name/Cael

http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-cael-426595.htm

Edited by ChickyMumma, 23 November 2012 - 08:49 AM.


#2 1ds1dd

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:47 AM

I know one Kael spelt with a K and he's a boy. Never heard it for a girl though?

#3 emlis22

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:53 AM

behindthename lists it as masculine (and to me is the most reliable source) - and a top 1000 name for boys in the US. It also lists Cale as the short form of Caleb.

I don't hate it, but what about Chloe or Calla?

I haven't come across the middle name either, is it a form of Zakiah?

#4 FiveAus

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:53 AM

I love it and loved the movie too.

#5 la di dah

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:53 AM

I love Zakiya very much. I've known a couple gorgeous ones, and it has a nice meaning. Well, I think one I knew spelt it Zakiyya and one spelt it Zakiah.

I keep reading Cael as Ka-El. I'm pretty sure that's not what I'm supposed to be doing to it, sorry. It's supposed to be one syllable?

Kale itself to me, pronunciation-wise, sounds either rather masculine or like it's lost half its Kayla/Kaylee etc. I'm pretty sure I've known 1-syllable Caels, though I don't know how they spelled it - but they were boys.

I like Zakiya more.

Edited by la di dah, 23 November 2012 - 08:54 AM.


#6 Bluenomi

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:55 AM

I've only ever heard of Cael as a boys name. It also makes my think of kale which is a leafy green vegetable  biggrin.gif

#7 HRH Countrymel

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:58 AM

Makes me think of Superman - Kal El.

Or Kale - which is good for you but not that yummy.

#8 Sweet like a lemon

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:58 AM

Sounds like a fish dish. Sorry OP.


#9 Lickety Split

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:59 AM

I know a little boy called Cael. It always makes me think of the vegetable.

#10 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:01 AM

It sounds quite masculine to me.  

But my DS has Gale as a mn, and while I think it sounds masculine, I got a lot of feedback on here that it was too feminine.  

I think I would have a tendency to pronoune Cael as Ka-El, too.

#11 PattiODoors

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:03 AM

I like it.

I'm not bothered whether a name is masculine if I like it. If DS had been a girl we had Etienne on the list which is the French version of Stephen.

#12 Imaginary friend

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:08 AM

have not heard of Cael/Cale - makes sense as a short version from Caleb though.


I do love Caleb, also Kyle -both were front runners if we had another boy - but that doesnt really help you with a girls name.


havent heard of Zakiya but sounds a good name - looks like a girls name, and easy for people to get the spelling and pronounciation (not everyone's criteria for names, I know, but is high on mine)  - am presuming it is pronounced as it looks.

I dont think Cael looks like Ca-el - was presuming it was Cale - like Joel is pronounced Jole, not Jo-el, and Noel is pronounced  Nole not No-el

#13 ShamelesslyPooks

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:08 AM

I think it's awesome.

#14 ChickyMumma

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:19 AM

HAPPY DANCE - So happy this name has got such a warm response.

Being a little masucline doesnt bother me.

Has meaning for us as my name also means Victorious People.

Other option at this point in time is Briar but DH is not hooked on the pronouciation as Bry-ah which is how it is said, he thinks its Bree-ah, which would cause some confusion.

I am saying K-Elle is that right for Cael? or is it K-Ale (as in beer lol)? Either way I am in love, hooked.

Zakiya is the same as Zakiah. Means Pure.

#15 la di dah

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:50 AM

I'd probably flip them, Zakiya Cael. The 3-1 rhythm is nice and I like Zakiya a lot and as 4kidlets said it reads pretty much how it sounds. (if you are saying it the way I've always heard it, zah-kee-ya?)

I've been googling Cael and it seems like the sound .wavs of Irish people sound almost like Kyle and I haven't found a Scottish sound to listen to yet but people are writing that it's like Cal/Col. But I sort of want to hear it.

Have to scroll down to Welsh

Either I'm an idiot or the second one especially sounds just like Kyle

And in the US I suspect its along the lines of "cale" from Caleb.

So I'm a bit confused, and spreading it around. original.gif

#16 ChickyMumma

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:55 AM

QUOTE (la di dah @ 23/11/2012, 11:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd probably flip them, Zakiya Cael. The 3-1 rhythm is nice and I like Zakiya a lot and as 4kidlets said it reads pretty much how it sounds. (if you are saying it the way I've always heard it, zah-kee-ya?)

I've been googling Cael and it seems like the sound .wavs of Irish people sound almost like Kyle and I haven't found a Scottish sound to listen to yet but people are writing that it's like Cal/Col. But I sort of want to hear it.

Have to scroll down to Welsh

Either I'm an idiot or the second one especially sounds just like Kyle

And in the US I suspect its along the lines of "cale" from Caleb.

So I'm a bit confused, and spreading it around. original.gif


I like the 2-3-2 rythmn. Both sons have 2 syllable names. I am sooooooo hooked on Cael. wub.gif

#17 ChickyMumma

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:56 AM

Zack eye ah is how I read it original.gif

#18 PurpleNess

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:56 AM

Boys name :-)

#19 la di dah

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:56 AM

Oh, you are saying it with 2? I thought you said like Cale, which is 1?

Maybe I should show myself out. wacko.gif

Sorry! blush.gif

#20 Bel Rowley

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:58 AM

I would tend to pronounce Cael more like Kale than Cay-el. I also thought boy when I saw it. It's NMS.

#21 Ianthe

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:03 AM

I don't like it at all for a girl. Sorry.

#22 SisterMaryElephant

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:05 AM

Although it's not my style, I could easily see working well on a boy in Australia.   But I don't like it all for a girl.

#23 la di dah

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:09 AM

Zakiya is with a "key" sound not a "eye" sound, in Hebrew or Arabic.

I've never met someone named that without one of those backgrounds so I don't know if there is a standard English pronunciation.

I could see eye being a reading of Zakiah - zack-EYE-ah - but I would still say Zakiya/Zakia zuh-KEE-ah and really its more correct. And, speaking out my ass with bias, prettier.

#24 yayool

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:11 AM

My name is Yael.  Pronounced like the University Yale.

I HATE IT!!!!!

No one can ever pronounce it properly, look at it weirdly when reading it from a piece of paper, people inquire about it EVERYWHERE (service station when paying by card, bank, over the phone) which I cannot stand as it ALWAYS strikes up conversations about "where does the name come from, what nationality are you" balbalal (because they automatically presume I or my parents must be something other than Australian).  I would just like to pay for my petrol / deposit some money without being completely grilled about my name.

I get Dale, Gail, Yay-el.  Everything.  

There's my 2 cents worth   biggrin.gif

#25 Monroe

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:17 AM

I don't mind it for a girl.

Yale is a cool name, shame you don't like it PP. I actually really like it.




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