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April 24th, 2013 01:48 AM #16Senior Member
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April 24th, 2013 05:06 AM #18
I love it! If my best friend hadn't claimed it, it would be top of my list!~ Mama to Juniper Elise and Arlo Edward James ~
Susannah - Celeste- Maybelle - Pearl - Callie - Eulalie - Clementine
Another daughter: Susannah Maybelle Pearl or Celeste Maybelle Susannah
Asa - Tate - Rudy - Otis - Henry - Miles - Josiah
Another son: Tate Henry Miles
April 24th, 2013 05:24 AM #20
I know few Keziahs, all pronounced Keh-zee-uh. I like it.Call me Cynthia, Angie, or Luna. 22. Name nerd.
Clemency | Clementine | Juliette | Helena | Isabelle | Annabelle | Evangeline | Seraphina | Rosalind | Violetta
Vanessa | Audrey | Ariadne | Callista | Belphoebe | Bellatrix | Lyra | Valencia | Valentina | Laetitia | Cytherea
Gavriel | Hermes | Flynn | James | Orion | Alexander | Caspian | Peregrine | Marius | Altair
Callum | Cadmus | Jason | Perseus | Theseus | Oliver | Éomund | Luca | Amias
April 24th, 2013 06:03 AM #22Senior Member
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I adore this name, I fell in love with it after reading a book with the main character named Keziah several years back, though I don't know if I would ever use it. I pronounce it Kez-EYE-uh, though I've never met anyone with the name or heard it said, it was just my teenage self trying to work it out while reading the book. I think the nn Kezzy is rather adorable as well. I don't mind the KEH-zee-uh pronunciation, it just feels a bit more forced for me to say it that way.
Anna Katherine * Lydia Ellen * Zoe Madeleine * Phoebe ___ * Imogen ___ * Emilia ___Samuel * Thomas * Charlie * Reuben * Oliver * George
April 24th, 2013 07:08 AM #24Senior Member
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I prefer keh-zee-uh over ZYE too. I have run into Kezias and Keziahs who say it our preferred way - that seems to be the more common pronunciation in UK and Australia. (I'm in Australia).
I am currently leaning towards, however, maybe Kezia being easier for people to get right, instead of hitting the hard EYE-ah when they see -iah?
I also have Ketzia on my list, reflecting the Hebrew pronunciation of keh-tzee-uh. (BTW as far as "the real Biblical pronunciation!" arguments go, ZYE doesn't seem supported...)
Kezzy is cute but for Ketzia I favour Kitty. Can't decide if that's TOO cute, though.