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


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#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 Mitis angelam

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 auntpriscilla

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 Mitis angelam

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 Imaginary friend

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 Around_the_world

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 eigne

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 SisterMaryElephant

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.




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