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#1 lolly-pop

Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:29 AM

My husband and I are having our first child and have come up with a tentative girls and boys name and would like some opinions.  If you have these names, like them, don't like them, and why would be great, Thanks.

Boy - Zeb
Girl - Skyla

Edited by lolly-pop, 19 March 2013 - 05:31 AM.

#2 Beancat

Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:33 AM

Not so sure about Zebh, but LOVE LOVE LOVE Skylah

#3 kerilyntaryn

Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:37 AM

I'm not keen on Zebh,  Zeb is better but only as a n/n,  doesn't really go with the surname  eg Zebediah,  Zebedee, Zebulon

prefer the spelling Skyla - sorry not fussed on this name, and it doesn't really go with the surname

Bella would be pretty as a nn to a first name of Isabella, Arabella, Annabella



and you could use the mn Skye

Edited by kerilyntaryn, 06 February 2013 - 08:45 AM.

#4 Bel Rowley

Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:40 AM

These names are really NMS sorry. Does Zebh sound like Zeb? If so why is there an H?

#5 9ferals

Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:40 AM

I take it that Brees is your surname.
In which case Zebh Brees sounds pretty much like zebras to me, can you live with that?
And is there a reason for the (apparently superfluous) h on the end of Zeb?  I suspect that you boy will spend a lifetime cursing you for making him spell what should  be a simple name every single time (trust me, it gets annoying!).

Honestly, nether of these are names that I would choose or use, but at the end of the day it's entirely your choice.

#6 Kay1

Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:47 AM

I like your girls name. original.gif

Boys' name - I'd go with Zeb short for Zebediah or something, not on its now. Its cute for a boy but a grown man introducing himself as Zeb (think job interviews etc) is a little odd to me. The Zeb Brees / Zebras is an issue though. Also the bs run together so it sounds like you are saying Zeb Rees. What about Zen?

If you really must use Zeb then I think you should drop the h at the end. It serves no purpose.

I am really not a fan of Hunter but as a middle name it works ok.

Edited by Kay1, 06 February 2013 - 08:48 AM.

#7 B.feral3

Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:53 AM

Sorry OP, I really dislike both first names and both middle names a lot.  ph34r.gif

The middle names are significantly better than the first names though.

#8 Two Socks

Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:01 AM

Not my style, sorry.  Skylah Brees sounds too much like the elements to me and Zebh Brees doesn't flow well.

#9 Gudrun

Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:47 AM

I think you need 3 syllable full names to go with Brees and not ening in 'b'.

I wouldn't put anything with Sky in it with the surname either.

#10 Chelli

Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:50 AM

I like them both original.gif

#11 Especially*K*

Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:54 AM

I really like them both

Edited by K Boo Baa, 06 February 2013 - 09:55 AM.

#12 ShamelesslyPooks

Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:15 AM

Is this a joke? Zeb Brees and Skyla Brees? Zebras and sky breeze?

#13 liveworkplay

Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:21 AM

Sorry, really dislike both.

#14 Peppery

Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:23 AM

I don't think they flow nicely with your surname

#15 lolly-pop

Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:57 AM

QUOTE (Pooks_ @ 06/02/2013, 12:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is this a joke? Zeb Brees and Skyla Brees? Zebras and sky breeze?

Is not a joke I appreciate constructive feedback, I get the zebras thing that is why I posted to see what other people pick up on such as bad nicknames.

#16 Plaxy

Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:36 PM

Agree with pp's that the names don't work with your surname.

Are you looking for other ideas?

Zachary or Zacheus nn Zac ?

girls -


#17 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:50 PM

I must be the only one who significantly prefers the first names to the middle ones - I went to school with a Zeb so it's preferable to any of the longer Zeb - names from sheer association - and I dislike Belle so much that I prefer Skylah even though it is NMS.

I'd keep Zeb, maybe switch Skylah to something like Stella and go back to the drawing board fro the MNs.

#18 jai*

Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:56 PM

Zeb is NMS so I'd prefer not to comment.
I really like Skyla, not that spelling though, but with your surname I think it sounds silly.
I have a funny surname and have just had to cross names that sound silly off the list unfortunately!

#19 Freddie'sMum

Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:57 PM

I like Hunter and Belle (Bella).

Sorry OP - not a fan of the first names.

#20 Lucygoosey1

Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:01 PM

I also much prefer your middle names.  

What about Zachary?  Or for a girl Zara or Stella?  

#21 IamAuntyA

Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:06 PM

QUOTE (Rubybelle @ 06/02/2013, 09:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Zeb Brees sounds pretty much like zebras to me, can you live with that?

I agree, and I think its actually a little cruel.

Zeb is defiantly not my style, usually I'd just say go with what you like but with the last name I think you should find something else sorry unsure.gif

Skyla is kinda cute original.gif

#22 VJs Mummy

Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:54 PM

I love both your names although i do think you should change zeb skylah i absoletly love lots of different ways to spell but think a diffenrrent middle name would be suited but thats JMO good luck op naming is hard

#23 la di dah

Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:00 AM

I would spell it Schuyler, that's the only spelling of that name I like. Not sure of it with your last name though because of the first syllable.

I think Zeke or Zach might go better with your last name.

Edited by la di dah, 07 February 2013 - 09:02 AM.

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