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  1. #6
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    I know one person named Keziah, and she pronounces it Keh-zee-ah. I didn't think there were any other pronunciations haha. I think it's a really great name and it's unusual yet familiar at the same time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bethlow View Post
    I know one person named Keziah, and she pronounces it Keh-zee-ah. I didn't think there were any other pronunciations haha. I think it's a really great name and it's unusual yet familiar at the same time.
    I had no idea of a different pronunciation either. I happend to google the name and every single resource I saw said keh-ZIE-uh, referencing the biblical pronunciation of names ending in -iah (Jeremiah, etc.). I thought it best to clarify the pronunciation I was using ahead of time.
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    I love the name Keziah, but only with the kez-eye-ah pronunciation.
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    I'd never heard this name in real life; I'd just seen it in the Bible (she was one of Job's latest three daughters.) I supposed it was pronounced keh-ZIE-ah because of its similarity to Josiah, Jeremiah, Tobiah, etc., so I was surprised to see Nameberry's pronunciations: KEE-zee-ah or KEE-zhah (also different from the OP's preferred pronunciation.) Why would it be pronounced differently than similar names? But I'm willing to be corrected, especially since I find all of these alternate pronunciations more attractive than keh-ZIE-ah.

    I like the name, especially spelled Kezia. Best wishes!
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    I've loved the name Kezia for ages. I had always assumed it was pronounced KEH-zee-uh, because aside from the Kezia of the Old Testament, I read the biography of Susanna Wesley and her youngest daughter was named Kezia, nn Kezzy.
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