Family have put me off her name!

(42 Posts)
ISawNannyPlumKissingSantaClaus Thu 02-Jan-14 19:56:49

We decided on a name for DD which is Sophia Grace, however family etc Are putting me off it a bit by saying she will sound pretentious and why not Sophie Etc etc.

Normally I am not swayed by their opinions but I am starting to doubt whether it's such a brilliant name after all!! Helpppp. All views are most welcome- please both positive and negTive. Other dd is Isabella rose

TessTackle Thu 02-Jan-14 19:58:45

Sophia grace is pretty and strong. IMO it goes perfectly with your other DD's name.

Reincarnatedpig Thu 02-Jan-14 20:00:25

I think it's lovely and the 'a' at the end matches with your other daughter's name. Go with the name you want - they will get used it it and frankly it is none of their business.

makingdoo Thu 02-Jan-14 20:01:13

Lovely name. I do prefer Sophia to Sophie as I think it's less popular.

I only know one Sophia in her thirties but everyone calls her Sophie so that's not overly helpful.

nosleeptillbedtime Thu 02-Jan-14 20:02:18

It is a brilliant name. I love it.

MuttonCadet Thu 02-Jan-14 20:02:36

Sophia is a beautiful name, and goes really nicely with Grace. It'll get shortened to Soph anyway I expect.

toobreathless Thu 02-Jan-14 20:03:31

Lovely, not pretentious in the slightest, ignore them.

It's lovely, goes with your other DD's name, and as a bonus I think is my friend's DD's name (she is 11 so I must confess I'm not 100% sure of the middle name - her christening was a long time ago!)

If SHE thinks it's pretentious when she's older she can always choose to go by Sophie. Or Grace. Or Bob for that matter.

CuriosityCola Thu 02-Jan-14 20:04:27

Ignore them. It's a beautiful name.

Theas18 Thu 02-Jan-14 20:04:54

Sophia is nice (said Sophie - a or Soph-ay-ah?)

But as with the poster above, dd1s mate is known as Sophie or sof! ( only knew she was Sophia at GCSE prize giving lol)

Mrsindecision Thu 02-Jan-14 20:05:12

Nothing wrong with Sophie but I personally prefer Sophia and think it "goes" better with Isabella. FWIW, I certainly don't think Sophia sounds pretentious.

DurhamDurham Thu 02-Jan-14 20:06:09

I know LOTS of Sophie's but no Sophia's. I think Sophia is a beautiful name.

weebarra Thu 02-Jan-14 20:08:59

It's a lovely name, goes well with your other DD and is uncommon without being yooneeq.

FixItUpChappie Thu 02-Jan-14 20:09:11

No, no, no! Picking out a name is one of the great simple pleasures of becoming a parent. Don't let them ruin it. Tell them your telling them the name not asking for opinions. It doesn't matter what anyone thinks of it but you and your OH.

It sounds like your child hasn't arrived yet - perhaps stop discussing it with them and advise they will be told when its final.

ISawNannyPlumKissingSantaClaus Thu 02-Jan-14 20:13:46

Yes I will grow a backbone and just tell them! Thank you all very much - just a wobble . Due in 4 months so plenty of time for more wobbles. Middle name was down to you lovely mners too !!

HenriettaPie Thu 02-Jan-14 20:17:15

My new little twin nieces are called Sophia and Isabella! smile

CuriosityCola Thu 02-Jan-14 20:17:39

Agreed, don't discuss. Dh and I just said we were waiting to see what the baby looked like. And repeat..and repeat...smile

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 02-Jan-14 21:15:59

Erm...how is Sophia pretentious? confused

Ignore your family, Sophia Grace is lovely.

Prefer Sophia to Sophie.

MissBurrows Thu 02-Jan-14 21:20:04

Aw, my friend's name is Sophia Grace and I've always thought what a lovely name it is!

Rosencrantz Thu 02-Jan-14 21:38:42

The obnoxious Sophia Grace child from Essex who interview celebrities has seriously put me off this combination, but they are pretty names individually.

HyvaPaiva Thu 02-Jan-14 21:42:34

I agree with everything Rosencrantz's post said.

nicky2512 Thu 02-Jan-14 21:45:14

Beautiful! I have a Grace so obviously love that! Sophia is a lovely name. I only know one (she would be 11). Sophie is nice too but I know loads.

YuffietheNinja Thu 02-Jan-14 21:46:42

It's very popular, but not pretentious in the slightest! A pretty name.

Mrsindecision Thu 02-Jan-14 21:47:23

I have never heard of Sophia Grace from Essex!

Rosencrantz Thu 02-Jan-14 21:50:21

Have a google for Sophia Grace Brownlee and you'll understand why I'm put off.

Not famous here really, but huge in the states as she is a regular on the Ellen Show and corresponds at major events like the Oscars.

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