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Re: Tests during pregnancy
« Reply #30 on: October 23, 2018, 10:14:37 AM »
Well, it's going to be a GIRL!!!

Awesome - congratlations :).

I suspect my husband feels the same way.   ::)

His reasons for not liking Frazer:
1.  Too Scottish.   ::)
2.  Sounds like a surname.

His top pick was Harrison.  Ummm....   ::)

Anyways, we got there.  I "won" but it was no victory.  But he is adorable and we love him.  And he's very much a Frazer.

I've never thought of Frazer as a surname, but that's probably because my cousin is called Fraser, so I've always known it as a first name (and yes, he is Scottish :P).


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Re: Tests during pregnancy
« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2018, 10:41:17 AM »
Congratulations on a girl! I recently fell in love with the name Alessia. I always thought Melody for a girl (im a music geek). Good luck on a name  :)
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Re: Tests during pregnancy
« Reply #32 on: October 23, 2018, 11:01:32 AM »
I've never thought of Frazer as a surname, but that's probably because my cousin is called Fraser, so I've always known it as a first name (and yes, he is Scottish :P).

The last couple of weeks before a name had to be picked, we started asking random strangers to choose between the final two choices.  And one midwife asked if Frazer would be with an S or Z.  When we said Z, she said, "That's American, not Scottish."  I think that's what helped push it over the edge.


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Re: Tests during pregnancy
« Reply #33 on: October 23, 2018, 01:01:14 PM »
A name I'm very drawn to now is Grey.  I don't know why but I love it.

And in 2014, I wanted Violet.  Maybe I just like Crayola crayon colors as names?  ;D

When I was a kid, i used to name my dolls odd things like September and Tuesday. 
It's probably a really good thing I decided not to reproduce!  ;D

I had a customer last week whose surname I can't recall, but his first name was 'Levi-Blu'.  :D


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Re: Tests during pregnancy
« Reply #34 on: October 23, 2018, 01:14:16 PM »
I work with Asian suppliers and you get some amusing really 'English names'
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Re: Tests during pregnancy
« Reply #35 on: October 23, 2018, 01:16:01 PM »
I work with Asian suppliers and you get some amusing really 'English names'

YESSSSSS!!!  I miss this about working closely with my colleagues in China.


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Re: Tests during pregnancy
« Reply #36 on: October 25, 2018, 09:45:23 AM »
The last couple of weeks before a name had to be picked, we started asking random strangers to choose between the final two choices.  And one midwife asked if Frazer would be with an S or Z.  When we said Z, she said, "That's American, not Scottish."  I think that's what helped push it over the edge.

Yeah, but did you pronounce the letter as "zee" or "zed"?  If you said "zee", that is why she said it was American. :P
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Re: Tests during pregnancy
« Reply #37 on: October 25, 2018, 10:29:17 AM »
Yeah, but did you pronounce the letter as "zee" or "zed"?  If you said "zee", that is why she said it was American. :P

No, I've been here too long to call it a Zee in front of others.  Though Zed hurts my ears.


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Re: Tests during pregnancy
« Reply #38 on: October 25, 2018, 10:30:40 AM »
I know I don't have to convince you guys but the song goes:

A B C D E F Geeeeeeeee
H I J K L M N O Peeeeeeee
Q R S T U Veeeeeeeeee
W X Y Z________

I mean, come on.  The only answer is Zeeeeeeeeee.


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Re: Tests during pregnancy
« Reply #39 on: October 25, 2018, 10:33:35 AM »
I know I don't have to convince you guys but the song goes:

A B C D E F Geeeeeeeee
H I J K L M N O Peeeeeeee
Q R S T U Veeeeeeeeee
W X Y Z________

I mean, come on.  The only answer is Zeeeeeeeeee.
I love this! Made me laugh out loud.

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Re: Tests during pregnancy
« Reply #40 on: October 25, 2018, 11:05:48 AM »
I know I don't have to convince you guys but the song goes:

A B C D E F Geeeeeeeee
H I J K L M N O Peeeeeeee
Q R S T U Veeeeeeeeee
W X Y Z________

I mean, come on.  The only answer is Zeeeeeeeeee.

I completely agree!  I've not heard anybody sing the alphabet song over here.  Of course YOU'VE heard it loads... do they sing it the same way, other than zed for zee?
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Re: Tests during pregnancy
« Reply #41 on: October 25, 2018, 11:19:14 AM »
I completely agree!  I've not heard anybody sing the alphabet song over here.  Of course YOU'VE heard it loads... do they sing it the same way, other than zed for zee?

Yes, we do (at least I assume we do, based on how KFDancer wrote it out) :P.


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Re: Tests during pregnancy
« Reply #42 on: October 25, 2018, 11:35:06 AM »
I completely agree!  I've not heard anybody sing the alphabet song over here.  Of course YOU'VE heard it loads... do they sing it the same way, other than zed for zee?

Yup, sung with a Zed.


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Re: Tests during pregnancy
« Reply #43 on: October 25, 2018, 11:44:27 AM »
Yup, sung with a Zed.

And then, with no sense of irony, they move on to teaching kids about rhyming.   :P
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Re: Tests during pregnancy
« Reply #44 on: October 25, 2018, 11:55:04 AM »
And then, with no sense of irony, they move on to teaching kids about rhyming.   :P

It would appear that the US is actually the odd one out when it comes to pronunciation of Z.

Just found this online:

It’s not just the British that pronounce “z” as “zed”.  The vast majority of the English speaking world does this.  The primary exception, of course, is in the United States where “z” is pronounced “zee”.

The British and others pronounce “z”, “zed”, owing to the origin of the letter “z”, the Greek letter “Zeta”.  This gave rise to the Old French “zede”, which resulted in the English “zed” around the 15th century.

As to why people in the United States call “z”, “zee”, it is thought that this is likely simply adopted from the pronunciation of the letters “bee”, “cee”, “dee”, “eee”, “gee”, “pee”, “tee”, and “vee”.


From: http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2012/10/why-do-the-british-pronounce-z-as-zed/


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