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

TheAwfulDaughter Thu 02-Jan-14 21:50:45

Sophia Grace is the nauseating pink tutu clad child star who was on the Ellen Degeneres show. I also don't find the names pretentious, but certainly not as uncommon as some posters are saying- not that names have to be youneek.

I like Sophia. It's a nice name. Another flower name as a MN like Sophia Violet or Sophia Lily or Sophia Iris would go very prettily with her sister's too.

CordeliaRose Thu 02-Jan-14 21:53:04

OP, I think Sophia Grace is a lovely name and not at all pretentious.
It goes really well with Isabella Rose too thanks

Teddybear4 Thu 02-Jan-14 22:26:00

I have Sophia Grace. Everyone comments on what a lovely name it is. She isn't pretentious at all.

Shock horror, DD2 will be Isabelle or Emilia.

sleepingbeautiful Thu 02-Jan-14 23:21:11

I don't think it's too pretentious. Just a normal nice name.
Sadly it does currently just make me think of that irritating Essex child of Youtube/Ellen fame though.

Shellywelly1973 Thu 02-Jan-14 23:33:11

Lovely name & goes well with the older dc name.

gracegrape Fri 03-Jan-14 00:20:35

I think Sophia is a gorgeous name, but I may be biased as I have one. We obviously have similar taste in names as her sister is Isabella!

Onesleeptillwembley Fri 03-Jan-14 00:23:03

It's lovely. Love the way they both have a Spanish influence.

Beautiful name & pairs really well with her siblingthanks
Ignore friends and family, and go for it, don't get their hatred for such a name tbh!

LittleDoris Fri 03-Jan-14 00:36:10

We have a Sophia. I thought it sounded a bit more pretentious (or posh) than Sophie but to me Sophie is a delicate name, and the chances of me having a delicate child are zero. grin So I did have doubts but now she is over a year it suits her.

To me its pretty and feminine but it has a strength to it.

That child star would put me off using Grace as a middle name, but they do go really well together and I doubt she will be famous forever!

We pronounce ours Sophie-a. A lady called her so-fy-a the other day and it didn't sound right to me at all as we are so used to the other way.

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 03-Jan-14 00:39:49

So-fy-ah is the old, Germanic way of saying it isn't it?

Like Maria used to be commonly said Mariah (as in Carey).

Sophia Gardens in Cardiff is said the old way but I've never met a person who would say So-fy-ah in relation to an actual person.

freerangeeggs Fri 03-Jan-14 00:43:14

Sophia's lovely. Not pretentious at all. I know a couple and I like it a lot.

DocHudson Fri 03-Jan-14 02:53:34

How is it pretentious? Half the baby girls I meet are called Sophia at the moment!

I don't understand why people run names past their friends and family before the baby is born. You need to present these things as a fait accompli otherwise you are naming by committee and that's never a good idea.

FWIW I do think Sophie is a nicer name and less trendy than Sophia.

sleepywombat Fri 03-Jan-14 04:29:07

My 60 yo mum thinks Sophia is pretentious, but that's because she doesn't realise how popular it has become (doesn't know any children apart from mine). Its very common around here.

tilbatilba Fri 03-Jan-14 04:30:06

Sophia beautiful !

MetellaEstMater Fri 03-Jan-14 11:26:46

Sophie is much less popular in my areas than Sophia. We love the name but have been out off as we know several under three - testament though to how lovely it is.

DrSeuss Fri 03-Jan-14 11:32:04

Classic and elegant.

CountingStars Fri 03-Jan-14 11:54:25

Like it but does remind me of Sophia Grace and Rosie

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