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Which name do you prefer?

  • Isaiah

    Votes: 27 62.8%
  • Ezekiel

    Votes: 8 18.6%
  • I really dislike both

    Votes: 8 18.6%
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Well, I don't know what gender I'm having, but I have strong boy vibes. I'd like to know what this community of Mamas thinks of these two names.<br><br>
I have strong ties to my religion, and would like to give my son a name with a religiously significant story. However, the name needs to be one that he will be comfortable with if he does not feel the same religious calling when he gets older.<br><br>
So, I'd love every one's opinion, please!<br><br>
Thanks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Isaiah - "God is salvation"<br>
Ezekiel - "God will strengthen"<br><br>
Oh, and the middle name will be William - "strong protector" (this is a family name).
 

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I actually really love both, but I have a soft spot in my heart for Ezekeil. I knew a Zeke when I was younger, and I always thought his name fit him so well. I love it.
 

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I couldn't vote. I like both. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I think I'd lean toward Ezekiel only because I know more Isaiahs, so Ezekiel would be more unique. But that's me.
 

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My father always joked that if his first three children had been boys we would have been named Obediah, Hezikiah, and Ezekiel.<br><br>
My sister (who is called Zeke to this day) would have been Ezekiel. She loves her name (although she is really named Elizabeth she is never called that).
 

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Not surprisingly I can say that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the name Isaiah!! I'm glad to see it is faring so well in the poll too!<br><br>
It is a simple, beautiful name and my son is complimented on it regularly!
 

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I love them both but Ezekiel 'Zeke' has actually been on my short list for years <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">.
 

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I love <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb"> Isaiah (dh doesn't, and we're having a girl).<br>
My mom prefers Isaiah, too, FWIW.
 

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You need a fourth option: Love both! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Both names are on my short list if this is a boy. I think I maybe like Isaiah a bit better with William, though....The "L" sound in Ezekiel competes a bit with the "L" sound in William, KWIM?
 
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