So, as a parent of children without top 100 names, I get funny looks and comments upon introducing them from time to time.
I'm used to it.
I understand that not everyone has heard of the French form of Amelia or watched the extremely popular French Movie Amelie; or is familiar with Celtic mythology or Shakespeare's plays to have heard of a Maeve.
But seriously--I thought we hit the name-jack-pot with E-boy because to me, his name is wayyyy more popular than the girls'
(Amelie rank: 792
Maeve rank: 638
Ezra rank: 394)
and something that most everyone should have heard at least once in their life.
Apparently, I. was. wrong.Ezra--the background:
God is my Help/Aid
Ezra is a Biblical/Jewish name used in English and Hebrew speaking countries
*Ezra was a prophet of the Old Testament, a priest who returned to Judah from exile in Babylon.
* Is a book in the Old Testament of the Bible
* Is also the first name of the man who founded Cornell University
* Also--remember the 90s rock group, Better Than Ezra?
* And the name of a poet--Ezra Pound
1. Ezra has two syllables. It's not Ezzz-er--ahh or Eeh-zer-eee. Ez. Ra.
2. Ezra is not made up. It's in the Bible people. I realize being Protestant, studying the Bible and going to a Bible college give me the advantage in this situation but I've come across many people who surprise me by asking that question.
3. Ezra is a boy's name. Seriously--If I hear, "Oh I heard you named your daughter Ezra...." ONE MORE TIME!!! I really didn't see that one coming.
So, now you know and knowing is half the battle! =)