Marlo, Nahla or Kezia? Final 3-Opinions Please!😊🤗

What are your thoughts and opinions on our 3 names.

[name_f]Marlo[/name_f] - I like the flow and easiness of this name. [name_m]How[/name_m] it is new but also familiar at the same time. Although it is a bit more ‘funky’ then I would usually go for, this name seems to tick all the right boxes for me…although hubby isn’t to sure…:-?

[name_f]Nahla[/name_f] - I love the feminine feeling of [name_f]Nahla[/name_f] and the extra h seems to bring it a bit more away from the lion king. But I’m really not to sure.

[name_f]Kezia[/name_f] - [name_f]Kezia[/name_f] has the Hebrew meaning and ‘z’ that I live but according to nameberry it is a name that was used for selves and I wouldn’t wont those connetations to be connected to my daughter for life :confused:

What do you think? And what would u expect a little girl who has one to be like, look like? Also does it go with my other little boys [name_m]Jorah[/name_m] (Hebrew) [name_m]Odi[/name_m] ( version of family name addi) and [name_m]Alby[/name_m] (husbands favourite)

Sorry for the [name_m]LONG[/name_m] post but I really want to get this right so any answer or help would be really apprieciated.


I think I read in another post that your husband is Swahili. I don’t recall your background (if you mentioned it).

I think [name_f]Nahla[/name_f] is fine. I know one or two. People will think of [name_m]Lion[/name_m] [name_m]King[/name_m] and given I saw popularity, that association probably will not decline. I would be more concerned about the association between having a Swahili parent and trying to make a connection to [name_f]Africa[/name_f]. It seems like a lazy correlation.

[name_f]Marlo[/name_f] seems very masculine to me. Especially with your boys’ names.

[name_f]Kezia[/name_f]/[name_f]Keziah[/name_f] - I love this name, kind of. Mainly because I love [name_f]Kizzy[/name_f]. Ironically, I love [name_f]Kizzy[/name_f], because of the movie Roots. I don’t think your average person would associate this name with slaves at all. I personally wouldn’t.

I don’t like questions like “what does a so and so look like” because the reality is that name will be associated with someone you know with that name. For me, as an African- American, those comments arent helpful. In fact, they’re meaningless.

To sum up, my top two out of these are [name_f]Nahla[/name_f] and [name_f]Keziah[/name_f]. If you like [name_f]Keziah[/name_f], perhaps you also like [name_f]Kisa[/name_f]. It’s one of my favorites.

I like [name_f]Nahla[/name_f] and [name_f]Kezia[/name_f].

I love [name_f]Kezia[/name_f]!

Thank you for your comments!
My husband is Swahili and I’m Israeli but the name [name_f]Nahla[/name_f] wasn’t meant to have a connection with either of our roots. I just sort of liked the name:smile::confused:

Also from your signature I absolutely adore the name [name_u]Zola[/name_u]!

My favourite is definitely [name_f]Nahla[/name_f] (and I actually love the lion king association), next would be [name_f]Kezia[/name_f]. :slight_smile:

I like [name_f]Nahla[/name_f] the most! It’s sweet and simple and I think the lion king associations is actually really nice!!

I adore [name_f]Nahla[/name_f]!

I like [name_f]Kezia[/name_f] and [name_f]Nahla[/name_f].

[name_f]Marlo[/name_f] definitely! I love your sibset

I’ve taught several [name_f]Nahla[/name_f]/[name_f]Nylah[/name_f]/[name_f]Nala[/name_f], and I love the name. It’s beautiful and sweet.

[name_f]Kezia[/name_f] I instinctively pronounces Kez-ee-uh rather then Kuh-zI-uh. If you want the second pronunciation, I would use the H at the end. I also like this name and I think it goes very well with your other children’s names.

[name_f]Marlo[/name_f] looks masculine, but [name_u]Marlowe[/name_u]/[name_u]Marlow[/name_u] is darling and I love it!