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post #41 of 88
Could you just change his first name to Ezzy?
post #42 of 88
he is really adorable!
I don't have much to add. My middle guy is named Derek and when he was about 5 he decided he wanted to go by Rek and a lot of people now call him Rek. I call him either. I think if you only introduced him as Ezzy and made a deal about it and told everyone you are now calling him Ezzy it would eventually take hold. My sister wanted me to stop calling her debbie and start calling her deb instead, that has been harder since I have called her deb for 36 years. I am trying though!
Also, I have a friend who has a boy named Archer and they always call him Archer or Arch for short. Archie never comes into play
post #43 of 88
He is so gorgeous! He has *amazing* eyes.
post #44 of 88
I wanted to add that I think Ezzy fits him, going by pics only of course. And it's a cute name that I actually think would be fine as he gets older.
post #45 of 88
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He is so gorgeous! He has *amazing* eyes.
Thanks He is the happiest, most cuddly and precious baby you could imagine.

OT: He wears the helmet cause he has craniosynostosis (premature fusion of skull bones). He had surgery in February and has to wear a helmet for about another 6 months or so to help his skull grow back in a normal shape. (Before surgery it was growing long front to back, like a football)... some people seem to think I am just overprotective and that is why I have him in a helmet.... so sometimes I just like to explain it.

Ronna
post #46 of 88
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Originally Posted by battymama View Post
I might consider changing the spelling honestly. Ezreal just doesnt sit right to me, and the real really stand out. I would change it to Ezrael. But i like the name.
That's what I was thinking. I'd probably just change the spelling and keep calling him Ezzy.
post #47 of 88
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Originally Posted by QueeTheBean View Post
I love Ezzy--sounds like the name of a really cool guy. Why don't you think he'd use that as an adult? My DS is Denny (not Dennis). It has the same vibe as Ezzy for me--hip, cool, laid back dude.

Just my 2 cents.
I totally agree with this! We love the name "Desmond" for a boy because we absolutely love the nickname "Dez" or "Dezzy" (we are big Beatles fans as well)

I think Ezzy sounds really cool and cute and could totally carry someone into adulthood!
post #48 of 88
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I think Ezzy sounds really cool and cute and could totally carry someone into adulthood!
Really? Personally, I have a hard time picturing a middle-aged man called Ezzy.
This is all so confusing. I just wish I could re-do the day we filled out his birth certificate. Anyone with a time machine? I know if we are going to change his name at all, it needs to be now... before he gets any older and it gets even more complicated.
post #49 of 88
I feel the same way about DD2's name, except DH and I had agreed on it while pg with her. I realized about a month after she was born that it wasn't "her" name, but DH outright refused to change it. It still doesn't feel right to me, but I've accepted that it's going to be her name. She has a nickname that fits better, but it's still not quite right.
post #50 of 88
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Boobyfeeder- so how have you come to terms with DH's refusal? I do think I could convine DH to change the spelling, but he really likes the name and may refuse to change it or add a new first name.

Dirty diaper...gtg
post #51 of 88
I know you already said you don't like Ezra, but that's what I would change it to. He even looks like an Ezzy! He's gorgeous!
post #52 of 88
Could you just call him Ezra? I love Ezra... very poetic of course, also masculine, but not "biblical".
post #53 of 88
I would change it if I felt that way. You know in your heart you don't like it so talk to DH and tell him how you feel.

BTW - I didn't read all the responses so sorry if you already came up with a solution!
post #54 of 88
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Originally Posted by Periwinkle View Post
Could you just call him Ezra? I love Ezra... very poetic of course, also masculine, but not "biblical".
Ezra is a book in the bible
post #55 of 88
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Originally Posted by suprgrl View Post
Thanks He is the happiest, most cuddly and precious baby you could imagine.

OT: He wears the helmet cause he has craniosynostosis (premature fusion of skull bones).
I looked at his picture in the helmet and said "Oh, Craniostenosis! Funny, I didn't notice it in the earlier pictures."
post #56 of 88
I would change it soon if you are going to.
If your dh wants to keep the name I would explore alternate spellings, possibly using it as a middle name, change it to Ezzy, or change it to something that you could still use the nickname with.

Some other names that start with Ez-
Ezio
Ezer
Ezri
Ezar
post #57 of 88
If you're going to switch his name I'd do it sooner rather than later. And I agree with pp's about calling him the new name and his old name (like hyphenated) for awhile, not just switching cold turkey.
I say this because when I taught in a 3yo room at an early childhood center a little boy named Tommy suddenly came to school saying "My name is Vinnie now". He was adopted and apparently his father decided - three years after adopting him - that his son HAD to have his name. Vinnie Jr. withdrew and became sullen and sulking and visibly upset every single time we called him Vinnie. His father was such a control freak, demanding that he knew best and that any reference to Tommy was stricly prohibited. It made us sick. At the age of 3 he had come to know his name as part of his identity, and he was so confused for so long.

Sooner rather than later, really, if you want to switch names, and gradually. I think my one year old would be alright with a name change, because she has a million different nicknames from so many people and answers to all of them. I can totally see a one year old accepting a gradual name change!
post #58 of 88
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Alright, kids are on their way to bed. Cross your fingers everone. I'm talking to DH about this after they are asleep...

ETA: There are stranger names out there. Take a look at some of these! Ezreal is not unusual compared to:

SirMister
Mysterikal
Athziri
Dziugas
Jynasti

Just to name a few.... Lots of interesting and unusual names on that site.
post #59 of 88
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Ezra is a book in the bible
Gah!
post #60 of 88
Personally, he looks like his name to me, and he's very, very cute!
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