Back in the early 1990s, the Fotherby family of England welcomed two daughters, Zanya Obea and Zaedea 2la.
The BBC ran an article about the sisters back in 2000. “They both love music and, with names like theirs, they are tailor made to be pop stars,” their father was quoted as saying.
At the time, it was thought that younger sister Zaedea might be “the only child in Britain with a number registered as part of her name.” (In the U.S., number-names are permitted in some states, but not others.)
Her name had caused some confusion in school — teachers thought Zaedea “must have meant to write Tula or Toola” when she wrote 2la — but she said she liked it regardless.
Source: ‘I’m not a name, I’m a number’