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October 5th, 2012 01:49 PM #6Senior Member
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October 5th, 2012 04:16 PM #8
I am sorry, but I think Zaven is in fact an invented name. Since Xavier is so popular (and Zane), and Aidan/Aiden is THE boys name of the early millennium, the two were combined into Zaven. I know the sound is cool but it really is a rootless name. Compared to something classic, quirky and unexpected like Jonah, Zaven really pales.
I think Jonah Kai is exactly what you're looking for-- a boys' name that mixes classic with fresh, and has a very contemporary spin with the Hawaiian middle name Kai. You got exactly the same thing with Keian (contemporary) Tate (classic and manly), so I think Jonah Kai is perfect for his little brother.Blade, MD
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October 6th, 2012 12:07 AM #10Member
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Thanks for the honesty everyone!! I guess the more I think about it the more I do realize as much as I love Zaven it is made up I like Ziven but not really with our last name so much. Blade--I like how you think lol...that is exactly what I'm going for with the first and middle names. I'm still not sure if I can officially say it's going to be the name! And I DO NOT want to wait to see his face I just don't know how people can do that!!
June 11th, 2013 02:00 PM #12
Zaven is a common Armenian name. It is not made up. I know a Zaven IRL, and it (the name) works very well. Pronounced Zah-ven.
June 12th, 2013 09:55 AM #14
Jonah is a bit too common for Keian, imho. I actually know 4 little Jonahs, and it feels very Biblical to me. I'd go for something a bit more contemporary/ lower down in popularity (at least outside the top 200 or so most popular names)...
Jovan Kai (yes, it's a real name...
Jericho Kai (still Biblical, but a bit more contemporary)
Shaya Kai (not made up... it's an Iranian boys name)
Ture Kai (Turr-E... a Scandinavian name)
Bernt, Beck, Conley, Leif, Lars, Tove, Nils, Macsen, Macklin, and Beckett are cool, but not with Kai
Oh, and about Zaven... I'm not a fan (it feels like an alien in a sci fi movie), but I heard about a guy at college named Zaven. I think he was Armenian... so it's probably not made up, but many people will assume it is.
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