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#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


#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


#11 Imaginary friend

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.

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


#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.

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