Jump to content

Zeb - What do you think?


  • Please log in to reply
44 replies to this topic

#1 SheSaid

Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:50 PM

Hi Guys,

Just after some feedback on the boy name Zeb...Hubby came up with Seb, but I like it better with a "Z", which he agrees sounds better. Our other child is called Jack.

Sooooo, opinions please?? I was unsure at first, but I think it's growing on me original.gif

Thanks!

#2 toc76

Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:57 PM

my son goes to daycare with a zebullin nm zeb.  intially thought it a bit diffrrent but it has grown on me. i do prefer it as a nickname rather than the being the actual name

#3 Feral_Pooks

Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:59 PM

Is it short for something?

#4 Marley&Me

Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:59 PM

My DS goes to school with a Zeb (his full name). It's grown on me and I really like it original.gif

#5 naomi_j86

Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:00 PM

My friend has a son named Zeb. I always thought it was a made-up name.

He's a cutie, but I always think of Zebra.

#6 SheSaid

Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:00 PM

It won't be short for anything, Zeb will be his whole first name

#7 Bryden

Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:05 PM

I like it. One of DS1's friend is a Zeb (nn for Zebedee). It's really grown on me over the years.

#8 BlueUnicorn

Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:05 PM

I also know a Zeb.  I like it. Zebulon is a 'full' version I think, but I prefere Zeb on its own.


#9 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:08 PM

I really don't like it, especially as a full name.

It is also goes terribly with Jack.

#10 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:08 PM

Awful

#11 4kidlets

Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:13 PM

Doesnt really appeal to me either, OP, sorry.

#12 babyinabackpack

Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:16 PM

That was our favourite boys name for the longest time and DH wouldn't waver. Then we met someone called zeb who turned out to be a jerk....
Personally I still really love the name but just can't use it anymore.

#13 la di dah

Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:16 PM

Zeb and Zach and Zeke all feel too nicknamish to me, and Zeb is in some ways the oddest of the three.

And that's coming from a person who really loves the name Zebulon.

#14 Froger

Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:23 PM

I don't think it goes with Jack.

#15 Missy Shelby

Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:23 PM

NMS at all, I actually really dislike it, sorry OP.

I don't like the full version or shortened version.

#16 niggles

Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:27 PM

I think Seb as a shortened name for Sebastian is fabulous.

Not too fond of Zeb.

#17 Missy Shelby

Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:28 PM

QUOTE (niggles @ 04/02/2013, 09:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think Seb as a shortened name for Sebastian is fabulous.

Now this I do like!

#18 SW-

Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:34 PM

I actually liked the name Zeb for a boy, when we were choosing names.

Hubby always said it would remind him of the scene in Pulp fiction where Bruce Willis says" Zeb's dead man"

I do like it.

#19 la di dah

Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:37 PM

QUOTE (silverwattle @ 04/02/2013, 09:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I actually liked the name Zeb for a boy, when we were choosing names.

Hubby always said it would remind him of the scene in Pulp fiction where Bruce Willis says" Zeb's dead man"

I do like it.

That'd be Zed, not Zeb. "Zed's dead, baby, Zed's dead."

[/unlovable nerd moment]

I really like Z names.  ph34r.gif

Edited by la di dah, 04 February 2013 - 08:38 PM.


#20 jayskette

Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:38 PM

I have a colleague named Zeb... lol it's very young sounding but he's actually 40+.

#21 Aquarium

Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:42 PM

QUOTE (niggles @ 04/02/2013, 09:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think Seb as a shortened name for Sebastian is fabulous.

Not too fond of Zeb.



Totally agree

#22 bluedragon

Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:44 PM

I like it, sounds funky and cool but is definitely a nn sort of name which I don't like as a full name. As you have a jack already this obviously something that you don't mind.

I immediately thought of Zebulon and I would assume this was "Zeb's" full name.

I don't think it goes with jack at all, too completely different naming styles.

I think Seb short for Sebastian would fit with Jack better.

#23 Delillah1

Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:52 PM

My friend has named her boy Zebediah from the bible. NN is Zeb.
http://nameberry.com/babyname/Zebediah

Edited by Delillah1, 04 February 2013 - 08:52 PM.


#24 kerilyntaryn

Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:59 PM

I don't think the two names fit together

Zeb short for Zebediah is my first thought with Zeb

Zeb as a complete name I don't like

what about Jack and Zeke

other 1 syllable

s/z names

Seth
Saul
Zane
Sam
Scott
Sean
Shane


#25 JaneLane

Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:00 PM

I quite like it and prefer it as just Zeb than the varoius longer versions.  I do like more modern sounding names even when they are actually old.

A friend called their baby Zane which I like and thought must be a reasonably new name but found that my 65 year old aunt and 90+ year old grandma had known people by that name over the years. Grandma had known an old man named Zane when she was around 10 years old. So a lot of these 'modern' names people hate are actually very old, just not that common.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

'Tired' mum dies of undiagnosed diabetes

New mum Nicky Rigby thought her exhaustion was due to the demands of looking after her baby. But the 26-year-old was seriously ill with diabetes, and died due to her condition not being diagnosed.

20 signs of a great relationship

The secret to a perfect relationship is admitting you are wrong after an argument, five kisses a day and sex twice a week, a new survey suggests.

Video: emotional 60-second Robin Williams tribute

Take a minute to remember some of the greatest films of your childhood ... and have a few tissues close at hand.

The realities of escaping domestic violence

?Why doesn?t she just leave?? is the common question people ask when trying to understand domestic violence. For many, leaving the relationship is far from straightforward.

Home truths: the DIY dos and don'ts

A professional renovator gives advice on which jobs you should do yourself, and which you should outsource.

Parenting lessons I?ve yet to learn

Instead of writing about the stuff I do know since becoming a mum, I thought I'd share some of the things I don't. These are the lessons that motherhood hasn't taught me.

Will I be wrecked 'down there' after birth?

Did you worry about how you would look "down there" after giving birth? This mum-to-be found plenty of women willing to share their knowledge.

The new weekend playgroup for working mums

Playgroups are great for kids and parents alike - but the downside is that they often meet during the week, leaving working mums out of the loop.

Letting your toddler be the boss at bedtime

Sick of spending hours trying to get your toddler to sleep? These experts say giving your child more of a say at bedtime might be the answer.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

Ezra's tragic death not in vain, mum says

Little Ezra was a "Harry Houdini" who loved trying to escape the family home. Now, after his tragic death, his parents are doing what they can to help others.

Consulting 'Dr Google' when you're pregnant

We're all guilty of turning to the internet for a quick answer when we need medical advice, but Dr Google should be approached with caution - especially when you're pregnant.

16 ways to tie a scarf

Scarfs are the perfect winter accessory. Whether you're freezing at soccer training or wanting to add a splash of colour to a monochrome top, the right scarf will sort you out in no time. Just ask Nina Proudman.

Video: When adults act like children

Ever wondered what would happen if adults were allowed to act like children? This dad's hilarious video clip will give you an idea of what life would be like.

The simple way to support other parents

We may be raising children of different ages and sexes, with different personalities, but we, as parents, aren't that different - we all have similar struggles, fears, doubts, responsibilities.

Seeing the big picture when it comes to parenting

Sometimes it feels like hundreds of tiny cracks are spreading across the surface of our lives, creeping slowly into the foundations and threatening to make them crumble. How do we hold it all together?

How to spot a lactaboobiephobia sufferer

Lactation consultant Meg Nagle refused to stay silent when Facebook removed two photos of her breastfeeding. Instead, she coined a term to describe those who don't recognise breastfeeding for the natural and non-sexual act that it is.

Win back some precious time and get FREE coupons

Membership to eBay's Bubs? Corner is free and includes a $10 coupon to spend on nappies each month - a win for multitasking mums!

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win back some precious time and get FREE coupons

Membership to eBay's Bubs? Corner is free and includes a $10 coupon to spend on nappies each month - a win for multitasking mums!

Do you suffer from Precious Firstborn Syndrome?

Testing ?no more tears? shampoo in your own eyes, warming cucumber sticks so they're not cold straight from the fridge, waking a sleeping baby to check they?re still breathing: these are all symptoms of Precious Firstborn Syndrome.

Ezra's tragic death not in vain, mum says

Little Ezra was a "Harry Houdini" who loved trying to escape the family home. Now, after his tragic death, his parents are doing what they can to help others.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

Video: When adults act like children

Ever wondered what would happen if adults were allowed to act like children? This dad's hilarious video clip will give you an idea of what life would be like.

Mums hit hardest as flu cases skyrocket

The number of confirmed cases of influenza in Australia has doubled the number for the same time last year - and women are 25 per cent more likely to get it.

The mum who had four babies in nine months

Feeling exhausted due to the demands of caring for a baby? Imagine the life of this mum, who gave birth to three boys and one girl in just nine months.

Everything baby at Big W

Lowest prices on everything baby, only at Big W. Sale starts August 4 and ends August 20 2014.

Smiggle is painting the town red!

We have 3 Red Smiggle prize packs to give away! Enter by posting a photo of something red to your Instagram.

Mum gives birth at school

Most kids have their own personal brand of oddity. Others, like these 10 weird habits, crop up again and again.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

Mind, body, beauty, life

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.