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Huh what was that again?

Huh what was that again?

Annnnnnnnddddddddddddd with Z, this folks is the last of the A-Z Challenge….WHEW!! and yes I survived!!! Yayyyy!!! I now close this with a sigh of relief. Now I couldn’t resist to make the closing post for the challenge as interesting as possible so here it goes………..

Did you know Zzyzx (pronounced zay-zix) has been voted the most bizarre baby name in the last 15 years by the ebaby voters?  I mean really?  Zzyzx for a baby name? How weird can things get eh?? Well to each their own I guess. Also since we are celebrating 450 years of Shakespeare I cannot again resist but use the famous line  from his love story of the doomed lovers….“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.”

Read about it here…………

My name (Praveen) could be even more weird to some people I suppose…….. 😉

There is  a town and a road in San Bernardino County, Calif by the same name rumored to mean  “the last place on Earth”!. Maybe for the baby name it could mean the first and last name on Earth? 😀

Written for the A to Z 2014 Challenge for Z.  Linked to ABC Wednesday with P for peculiar names. Also part of April UBCFor more memes click here


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51 Comments to “Zzyzx”

  1. Congrats champion Praveen for signing in style..didn’t know you are Praveen but Pheno:)

    1. pravsphenomenon says:


  2. Wow! Really? I was wondering where Zzyzx was leading when I started reading your post..I was thinking of chromosomes gone horribly wrong..
    The poor baby. What were her parents thinking?!

    1. pravsphenomenon says:

      The world needs weird for the sane to feel good abt themselves 🙂

  3. Roshni says:

    Congrats in completing the challenge so successfully!

    1. pravsphenomenon says:

      thnx Roshni

  4. Beloo Mehra says:

    So your name is Praveen, not Pheno 😉 But then as you have quoted the Bard – what’s in a name? 🙂 Beautiful photograph there, caught the bird in just the right expression! And interesting info about names too 🙂 Congratulations for completing the challenge so wonderfully.

    1. pravsphenomenon says:

      thanks 🙂

  5. Vidya Sury says:

    Pheno (Yes, yes I know your name!) I seriously thought you were pulling a fast one with that Z word 😀 Hmm. who knew?

    1. pravsphenomenon says:

      I was surprised too 🙂

  6. Rekha says:

    First of all, congratulations for successfully surviving the AtoZ challenge. Commendable!
    And Zzyzx…thank God I’m out of that name-finding phase. 😛

    1. pravsphenomenon says:


  7. obsessivemom says:

    Seriously Zzyzx???? Glad that’s not me. Happy with my name!

    1. pravsphenomenon says:


  8. Suzy says:

    The poor kid, I’m glad it’s not my name. Where did you find this Pheno?

    1. pravsphenomenon says:

      it first came in the newspaper a week back which set off my Z idea 🙂

  9. Louisette says:

    Bird and color!
    ✿ܓ✿ ♥ ✿ܓ✿

    1. pravsphenomenon says:

      thank you. wonderful graphic

  10. Kathy Combs says:

    Congratulations on completing the challenge!!! That is one crazy baby name! ♥

    1. pravsphenomenon says:

      a practical example of thinking too much maybe? 🙂

  11. nabanita says:

    Congrats!! And finally I know your name 🙂

    Z for Zen-Random Thoughts Naba

    1. pravsphenomenon says:


  12. Zzyzx is an Interesting name 🙂 Congrats on completing the challenge, Praveen 🙂

    1. pravsphenomenon says:

      thnx and to you too

  13. G Angela says:

    congrats ! lovely pic and nice post, thanks for sharing !

  14. elixired says:

    :O Is that a real name? Is that the only name, without vowels? Is there anyone with that name? Thank God my parents believed in keeping a Sanskrit/Hindi name! :))
    P.S. The pic is amazing and post is interesting… But are you sure you are not making fool of us- is that a real name- Zzyzx (seems like I went into a shock after reading this one) 😛 😛

    1. pravsphenomenon says:

      try searching on Google to check 🙂 I got the Z idea when I saw this in the newspaper a week back

    2. pravsphenomenon says:

      I updated my post with a link. Check it out

  15. elixired says:

    Btw congratulations for completing the challenge! 😀

  16. indrani says:

    Good one. 🙂

  17. Thank you for covering our article about Zzyzx being the most bizarre baby name. It would be lovely if you could credit us with a link to the original article on eBabyNames.com: http://www.ebabynames.com/zzyzx-most-bizarre-name

    1. pravsphenomenon says:

      Done !

  18. WordTrix says:

    I feel for any kid who is saddled with a weird and/or unusual name like that. My WW

    1. pravsphenomenon says:

      MAybe he could sue after the legal age limit? 🙂

  19. Wow that name is so unique! Congrats with finishing this challenge! #WW

    1. pravsphenomenon says:

      thnx Merlinda

  20. sophiebowns says:

    Congratulations & what a lovely picture!

  21. subzeroricha says:

    I don’t know if it was voted or not but the title is surely a funny name 😀


    1. pravsphenomenon says:


    1. pravsphenomenon says:

      and to you too

  22. Congratulations for the job well done…Good to know you through your blogs…and thanks for your support through the series..

    1. pravsphenomenon says:

      feeling is mutual… Looking forward to more of ur visits

  23. Roger Green says:

    That IS a PECULIAR word. Difficult to use in SCRABBLE without at least one blank. ROG, ABCW

  24. Clever using Shakespeare’s quote as part of the story about the baby’s name. “What’s in a name?” It is a weird one indeed. Congrats on completing the challenge. http://www.writer-way.blogspot.com

  25. Amit Agarwal says:

    Great to know!

  26. Aditi says:

    Congratulations on completing the A-Z with such a zing!!!

    1. pravsphenomenon says:

      thnx Aditi and to you too

  27. Congrats on completing the challenge. I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. Please click link for more details. Michelle

  28. sjp says:

    Some of my favourite strange names are Abcde (pronounced ab-see-dee) and L-A (yep, include the hyphen for La-dash-a) 😉 languages are fun so why not haha

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