Does my fav name Cruz sound bad with our last name?

We are looking for a name if [name]Zane[/name]'s little sibling is a boy. Obviously, we like short, strong names and I like that they both have a “z.” However, our last name is “Stiebel,” pronounced “stee-bull.”
What do you hear when you hear [name]Cruz[/name] Stiebel?
“crucible” just jumps out at me? Is it enough to find a different name?

The z in [name]Cruz[/name] and the S in Stiebel run into each other unfortunately. Yes, now that you mentioned it I see crucible.

I think another name is in order.



Agree with PP that [name]Cruz[/name] is tough with your LN.
[name]How[/name] about:
[name]Kai[/name] (or Zekkai to get the ‘Z’ in, but call him [name]Kai[/name], since you prefer shorter names?)

just a few thoughts… good luck!

cruz is NOT good with your last name.

Thanks for the replies; I figured this name would not work, but was hoping I was just being hypersensitive! We have a few months to figure it out. Thanks for the suggestions.

What about [name]Zeke[/name]? It’s normally short for [name]Ezekiel[/name], but it’s a pretty good name on its own too.

I like the suggestion of [name]Ezra[/name]. I agree that [name]Cruz[/name], unfortunately, doesn’t work well with your last name.