Jump to content

Zoe or Zoey?
I can't settle on the spelling


  • Please log in to reply
55 replies to this topic

#1 Bazinga

Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:36 PM

We would like to continue with the 4 letter theme although just not sure.

Our family has Erin, Todd, Rhys

Zoe or Zoey?

Edited by Bazinga, 09 April 2013 - 11:01 AM.


#2 ~swan~

Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:43 PM

I like Zoe better original.gif

#3 calico

Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:44 PM

Zoe.

#4 nicknick

Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:45 PM

My SIL is a Zoe  original.gif

#5 Astrocyte

Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:45 PM

My sister is Zoe.

#6 Musk Sticks

Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:47 PM

Zoe.

#7 Lyra

Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:48 PM

Zoe

otherwise she will spend her whole life saying 'Zoe. With a Y'

#8 Cirrus

Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:49 PM

Zoe is a great name.
In my mind, no options with the spelling -
I  just met a zoey this morning and it threw me, since zoe is in my top 5 but zoey is wrong for some reason - I don't like it at all.
Who needs the extra letter?!

Is '4-letters' a theme that would even be noticed? eg I just realised my Bro and Sis each have 5-lettre names...so?

eg erin is 2 syllables, but the other names are 1 syllable, so Zoe isn't a misfit - matches the set well

#9 Chelli

Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:50 PM

I much prefer Zoe

#10 Bazinga

Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:52 PM

Thanks everyone. I did only think of Zoe at first until someone pointed out putting a y on the end. It's not uncommon with a y but it just looks wrong to me. I will get DH take on it then add it to the top of my list with Dawn underneath original.gif

Edited by Bazinga, 15 February 2013 - 12:54 PM.


#11 Angelot

Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:59 PM

Zoë or Zoé, but not with a y or without an accent.

Other four letter suggestions:

Sage
Anne
Eden (too close to Erin?)
Fern
Iona
Iris
Jade
Leah
Lyra
Mara
Maya
Musa
Myra
Nina
Olga
Rana
Rhea
Rose
Ruby
Ruth
Thea
Wren
Zara
Zita



#12 Bazinga

Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:04 PM

I like Zara but we already know one, DH loves Ruby but its so popular.

My list also contains
Cora
Lexi
Kiya
Cori
Emma


#13 MrsNorris

Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:15 PM

QUOTE (Ange Vert @ 15/02/2013, 01:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Zoë or Zoé, but not with a y or without an accent.


I don't think you can register a name with an accent 'sign' or umlaut in Australia. They can still be used in the private sense, but it won't be "official" with births, deaths & marriages.

#14 Angelot

Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:20 PM

QUOTE (Willoughby Chase @ 15/02/2013, 02:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think you can register a name with an accent 'sign' or umlaut in Australia. They can still be used in the private sense, but it won't be "official" with births, deaths & marriages.


DD's is registered, but I believe it differs by state.  The different BDM offices have different rules.

#15 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:20 PM

QUOTE (Lyra @ 15/02/2013, 01:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Zoe

otherwise she will spend her whole life saying 'Zoe. With a Y'



As someone who has suffered from Superfluous Letter In Their Name Syndrome all my life, I second this wholeheartedly. Just Zoe would be fine

#16 4kidlets

Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:41 PM

I think Zoe is far better too.
And I wouldn't worry about having exact same letters or syllables as your other children, the names are all short and similar style, no need to be super matchstick for sake of it.
I have one child with 4 letter name, 3 with 5 letter names, really is a complete non issue.



Super matchstick??!!
I meant to write super matchy.

Edited by 4kidlets, 15 February 2013 - 01:42 PM.


#17 Tilli+Macey

Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:46 PM

I went to school with a Zowie. Too much? (I think it's terrible)
Zoe was on my list for DD.

#18 Domestic Goddess

Posted 15 February 2013 - 02:17 PM

I would say Zoë too. I don't know why you can't register a name like that???

These characters are often used in Northern and Eastern European and Middle Eastern countries:  Ø or Ù or Ç or Ž...... So if you have the heritage and want to name your child after your father who happens to be Norwegian or Czech, you can't do this. Only way you can do it is to spell it the Aussie way which sometimes isn't possible.
It's silly that people can't choose the way they want to spell their child's name :\

#19 spellfall

Posted 15 February 2013 - 02:20 PM

Zoe (x1000)

#20 Z-girls rock

Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:08 PM

QUOTE (Willoughby Chase @ 15/02/2013, 02:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think you can register a name with an accent 'sign' or umlaut in Australia. They can still be used in the private sense, but it won't be "official" with births, deaths & marriages.



I am pretty sure I am registered with one. But maybe the rules have changed.

Zoë has always been how my name is spelt.

what about all the Reneé's out there? Or the José's? the accents are not really optional.

I would never spell Zoe with a y. it looks silly.

#21 CleverChook

Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:18 PM

Another vote for Zoe.

#22 AnnBB

Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:21 PM

Zoe. Zoey just looks wrong.

#23 caninestorm

Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:26 PM

I'm going against the grain. I like Zoey.

#24 Gudrun

Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:47 PM

I prefer Zoe to Zoey. However with 3 four-letters already I can see the pull for another four-letter name.

Love Dawn. That would be really, really awesome.

Others that might go:

Sian
Romy
Jody
Nina
Xena
Nell


And can I just be a pernickety pain and say that the trema on Zoë is a diaeresis rather than an umlaut.



#25 PatG

Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:55 PM




QUOTE (Domestic Goddess @ 15/02/2013, 02:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would say Zoë too. I don't know why you can't register a name like that???

These characters are often used in Northern and Eastern European and Middle Eastern countries:  Ø or Ù or Ç or Ž...... So if you have the heritage and want to name your child after your father who happens to be Norwegian or Czech, you can't do this. Only way you can do it is to spell it the Aussie way which sometimes isn't possible.
It's silly that people can't choose the way they want to spell their child's name :\


But where do you stop?   Ø or Ù or Ç or Ž. aren't part of the English alphabet, equally Japanese characters aren't either.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Special offer: The Baby & Toddler Show 2014

At The Baby & Toddler Show, you?ll find everything you need to get ready for your new arrival and guide you through the early weeks and years of parenting.

An open letter to Tony Abbott: please salvage our super

We face financial ruin, but most of us don?t realise it. If we don?t act together to salvage our superannuation, I have no doubt the new GFC will be the Girls? Financial Crisis.

'I'm happy to know I'm changing lives': surrogate mum of two

I know that once the baby is born, I will focus on the gift I have given, and watch the parents with their new child. I can't wait for that day.

Birth trauma and the issue of informed consent

There is a perception that women should just be happy they have a healthy baby in their arms. But for women who experienced birth trauma, there's a lot more to it.

Tips for managing pollen allergies and hayfever

They're simple tips, but they can have a big impact on those who suffer from hayfever and pollen allergies.

Ada Nicodemou shares tribute to her stillborn baby

Just over one month since Ada Nicodemou and her husband lost their second son, the Home and Away star has shared a touching poem for her baby.

Mum causes stir breastfeeding on train

?To the woman breastfeeding her kid on the train. Seriously! On the train?" began the letter of complaint.

10 things they don?t tell you about being pregnant

As I slowly waddle my ever-changing pregnant body towards the finishing line of my due date, it?s becoming increasingly clear there are a lot of things they just don?t tell you about pregnancy.

Overcoming a fear of the dark

A toddler's fear of the dark is very normal, but there are ways parents can help children through this stage in their development.

Kids, TV and movies: how young is too young?

It seems you don't have to throw the TV and iPad out the window - it all boils down to moderation, supervision and interaction.

Video: Baby's first birthday is a special day for mum, too

?A baby?s first birthday is also mum?s first birthday.?

The day Supernanny came to tea

Prince William's favourite celebrity child trainer Jo Frost puts Bryony Gordon and her toddler through their paces.

The words I hated hearing as new mum

It was less than a week after my son was born that I first heard it - from my mother.

To the pharmacist who sold me baby formula

On the rare occasion I catch sight of you at school, or around town, I think back to our earliest exchange. I?m sure you have no recollection of it at all.

Babies may benefit from autism therapy

Children showing signs of autism don't usually receive early intervention until well into toddlerhood or later, but a new study suggests infants with symptoms of the developmental disorder might benefit from therapy from as early as six months.

Knatalye and Adeline born with an everlasting bond

Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith are a lot like any other identical twin girls, but there is one dramatic difference: they're joined at the chest and shares several internal organs.

The question this dad wishes he'd asked his wife

I should have seen that my wife wasn't the same person I'd fallen in love with, but we were both too focused on simply trying to get by.

Why we should talk about the deaths of the Hunt children

The deaths are too horrible even to think about. Yet we owe it to the children - Fletcher, Mia and Phoebe Hunt - to think long and hard about it all.

Baby dies of meningococcal weeks after vaccine application denied

A six-month-old girl has died from meningococcal disease just weeks after an application for government funding of a vaccine for the most deadly strain of the virus was rejected.

Finding the right balance when playing with your kids

Being too involved in our children?s play and not allowing our kids enough free time for unstructured activities can mean our kids miss out on the value that play offers.

Creative DIY light shades

The Pop Light light shade comes in a flat pack already made - it's up to you to design it as you'd like.

The battle of iParenting versus imagination

Have we forgotten how to be imaginative, resourceful parents?

Why movement is so important for your baby's growth

Letting your child move as much as possible in the early years ? using all senses, engaging in the real world, preferably outside ? will help them grow up healthier, smarter, calmer and stronger.

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

Special offer: The Baby & Toddler Show 2014

At The Baby & Toddler Show, you?ll find everything you need to get ready for your new arrival and guide you through the early weeks and years of parenting.

Losing yourself to motherhood

While watching your baby grow into a unique little person is exciting and wondrous, the intensity of meeting everyone else?s needs can ever so sneakily overtake your own needs for self-care.

Tearing during delivery: the facts

Almost all women will experience bruising, grazing or tearing after a vaginal birth. Depending on the degree of tearing, there are various treatments available.

6 tips for a day out with a baby and toddler

Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.

Why I invited a dozen people to watch my son's birth

I sent invitations on burgundy scrapbooking paper stamped with a field of poppies, and told each person why I wanted him or her there. I warned that there would be nudity.

Getting labour started: tips for a natural induction

When your baby?s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.

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.

That's my boy: a dad's diary of the first 4 months

Unbearable anxiety, unspeakable joy, constant exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.

One of the most important things a new mum can do

Finances may not be as cute as a newborn, but with many women?s working arrangements changing post-baby, monetary matters need attention too.

Dying mum saves baby with last breath

Dying from a gunshot wound, Jessica Arrendale used the last of her energy to hide her baby from her killer.

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.)

 

Reader offer

2 FOR 1 TICKET OFFER

For Shopping, For Advice, For Baby & You. Enjoy a special day out with fabulous shopping from over 200 brands, leading parenting experts offering advice on a range of topics, and amazing children?s entertainment

 
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.