Danielle_Monique wrote:I really like Zia, it is cute, short and spunky. I think it is better as a nickname. It is Arabic and means splendor.
Oh cool! I didn't know it was a legit name in any language, good to know and that's a nice meaning. Thanks, Danielle.
Violynn_BZCL wrote:I think Ivelise (not sure of exact spelling) may have been a name you mentioned before. Zahra Ivelise? Although, Zahra is not that long of a name, though, so it doesn't necessarily need a nn. But, Zia is cute if desired.
Good memory, Laurie - Ivelise is always on and off my list. Zahra Ivelise is a really pretty combo, but I agree that Zahra doesn't really need a NN.
Reeann71 wrote:Terezia, nn Zia
Teresa is a family name (and Tessa is my MN), so I like the idea of Terezia - I'd never heard that variant before! Dunno if I'd be gutsy enough to use it, but it would definitely work with "Zia". I also really like Letizia (I already love Leticia as a Spanish name, which I guess could also work with "Zia" without too much of a stretch). Italian names are so much fun - now I'm daydreaming about sisters Terezia "Zia" and Giosetta "Etta".
subob40 wrote:I know a wee Artemisia, nn Zia :-)
Woah! I would never be bold enough to use Artemisia, but so fun that you know one IRL! It's a gorgeous name!