Sunday, July 26, 2009

Her fate is in your hands.

By HeRoos,

How can one letter cause so much stress? We don't have the new baby yet, but we have the name narrowed down to one name with two possible spellings. Of course SheRoos and I are at odds on which one we should go with so we are turning to you, our loyal blog readers, to help us settle the question. Leave a comment on which spelling you like better and please put a little reason with some passion behind it for such an important question! The two choices are:

Zoe

or

Zoey

P.S. Oh and the votes for the name I like count double of course :)

23 comments:

Mel said...

I love Zoey....though I can't seem to think of a great passionate reason. just like it better. :)

HeRoosSheRoos said...

Lisa S. has voted most definitely for Zoe via phone call so I will add her vote.

-HeRoos

Greg and Torrey said...

i like "zoe"... amen.

Just Julie said...

I like Zoey with a y, because there would be some moron out there who would think her name was Zo. It's like Monna having people think her name is pronounced Mona.

Lewis Family said...

I think Zoey because it's more common and less people will spell her name wrong - way cute name!

Kristanne said...

Okay, here comes no help. I like Zoe better - I like the way it looks and it seems more feminine to me, however having had a strange name, it is nice when the spelling makes it perfectly clear what your name is so you aren't called Krisanne, or Kristi ann or Christian, or........And I thought mine was pretty straight forward. Zoey will never be mispronounced.

Grandma Beaner said...

I have to go with Zoey. (How about Zoie? You know we're quite smitten with the ie's in our family.) Remember the old phonics rule, "When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking"? Some folks might think her name was just Zo with the long o because the e is silent. Sorry to say so much, it's just the teacher in me. She's your baby. You decide. By the way, I love the name! Great job you two.

The Andersen Family said...

The teacher in me is with 'grandma'...plus a y is feminine to me for some reason.
Moe
Toe
Foe....is all the long 'o', but then there is
Chloe
that is NOT 'clo', yup, I am of absolutely no help (:
vote 1 for Zoey (darling name! will she be referred to as ZROO henceforth(: )

P4 said...

I have to vote Zoey. Once again no real passionate reason except for I like it and I think there will be less confusion in her life.

Jamie said...

I'm a Zoe vote!

Makae said...

Zoe. I love that name!

The Leo said...

I'm for Zoey also because it's less easily mispronounced. You don't want her to hate the first day of school because the teachers say her name wrong from the roll. Wait, maybe I'm being Hector Projector right now. Forget I said anything, Zoey's nice.

Lisa & Aukuso said...

My first thought was Zoe b/c Zoey is like Joey which is a boy. But other's comments make sense about being phonically correct.

My mom would say write it out on paper in cursive (doodling) and see which was is more fun.

I also liked the suggestion of Zoie.

ok...last comment. Go look at key chains and pencils with names on them. How is it spelled? That could save some drama in the future.

Meridee Mc said...

Yeah! I LOVE that name. My vote is the ZOEY - because "y"s are so feminine and fancy and you know that is what she will be called anyway. Besides, I think it sounds better with your last name. My vote is for ZOEY. Good luck. Meridee Either way, its cute.

Life's Great Adventures said...

Zoey I like better.

Sandy said...

I vote Zoey because it won't confuse people on how to say it if they are reading it. Zoe might be pronounced wrong by people who don't know her name! But I love the name either way! Cute.

GrammaR said...

I like it with a "Y" - Zoey because my name ends in a "Y". The other 2 people in our house right now (J&N) said "Zoey" also.

Marci said...

I think I like Zoey better. There will be no mistaking the pronunciation. Plus with a short last name an extra letter couldn't hurt. Zoey Roos. Yes. Plus it's fun to have a y at the end of your name because you can make it all swirly and girly. I think that Zoey is also a less common spelling which will make the name more unique. Great name! Goes well with Max too.

Megan said...

I think it is a cute name either way you spell it. I have two friends that used that same name (one baby born last year, one baby born this year) and both spelled it Zoe. I've never seen it spelled Zoey so maybe that is more original.

Engrained Emotions said...

Not that I have any say what so ever, but as I am reading the comments I thought the following. when you are a young gal and you doodle a "Y" is much more fun to end a name with in cursive... so many options for swirls on the end. The other thing to think of if you go with ZoIE she could dot her i with a heart.

That would be fun. I guess she could also make a heart at the end of her swirl with the y.

Just cannot see any fun and fancy ways to write ZOE.

But the name is abosultly darling~

Anonymous said...

They are both great! Love ya! Lisa A

porterpies said...

I vote Zoe. At least you guys agree on the name, the spelling only matters on paper. Zoey, Zoe either way is cute.

TWILIGHT said...

I like Zoey!!! It's look's more professional exspecially when she get's older. Besides she will like to write her name with the "Y" and make it look all pretty, you know how girls are...Also that's how they spell it on sesame street...