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  1. #1
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    Jul 2013
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    He finally agreed!

    After years of trying to convince SO to consider my beloved Zuzu, he finally agreed. For me, it has replaced Xanthe Ada as our top name for a future daughter, but he's still pretty set on Xanthe. We'll see.

    The problem now is the middle name. I love how Zuzu Ada looks, and Ada is one of the few names SO loves, but I also think it sounds a little weird. Too many repeating sounds. Our next choice is Zuzu Alice. We both love Alice, but I think it looks weird. Not that that really matters, it isn't like I'll be writing out her name just for kicks her entire life.

    We're looking for a more traditional name that starts with A, because my SO likes the idea of her initials spelling ZAP. I think it's pretty cute. Any comments and opinions are appreciated. What do you think of Zuzu Alice?
    Mommy to Mr. Ivan

  2. #3
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    Alice Xanthe has the best flow.

    I understand wanting to use your absolute favorite name Zuzu, and how great that must feel that you may get to use it. I also see your SO's side. It seems like you're not really giving your SO a choice. It sounds like he feels pressured to give in or you'll be upset. Of course it is your and SO's business how you make the decision. If I were in your shoes, I would only use a name we both felt OK about, even if it wasn't my favorite. You can always use Zuzu as a sweet and quirky middle (Xanthe Zuzu has a cute and quirky feel), or you can use Zuzu as a offbeat nickname for Xanthe.

    My favorite option is Xanthe Alice, nicknamed Zuzu.
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  3. #5
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    raqkel - I didn't badger him relentlessly for years. He likes Zuzu, he just had some trouble imagining it on an adult. We considered Zuzu as a nickname or Xanthe, but it just seemed like too much of a stretch. Thank you for your input!
    Mommy to Mr. Ivan

  4. #7
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    Not a fan of either. Sorry. I can see the appeal of Alice, although I'm not a fan of it myself, but I don't get Zuzu at all.

  5. #9
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    gabriela - Zuzu isn't for everyone, we were kind of expecting that. Thanks, though.
    Mommy to Mr. Ivan

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