Antonia

(40 Posts)
xXjunebugXx Fri 10-Jan-14 18:14:04

What are your opinions on this name? Do you think Annie would work for short?

Annie is beautiful (and on my list for this DC) but I really dislike Antonia. I just don't think it sounds very nice.

Plus I have an irrational dislike of feminised male names.

Annie on it's own gets my vote.

Withknobson Fri 10-Jan-14 18:16:00

Love it, beautiful under used name. Can't say I'm over keen on nn Annie though. Why not just use the full name?

OhCaptainDarling Fri 10-Jan-14 18:16:20

Like the name, but I don't think Annie would work for short at all.

What about Toni?

The girls I know with this name has nn which have nothing to do with real name. Like Coco or Sissy etc.

salvadory Fri 10-Jan-14 18:17:36

Lovely name and I really like Annie. Not keen on Toni just because it feels more 80's and therefore a little dated.

mumbaisapphirebluespruce Fri 10-Jan-14 18:17:37

Antonia is nice. Don't think you need to shorten it at all. Annie seems more of a nickname for someone called Anne.

juneybean Fri 10-Jan-14 18:18:01

I have a friend called Antonia and she gets called Toni.

Withknobson Fri 10-Jan-14 18:18:40

With mine and Bunny's completely opposing views, we're not much help to you.

ThursdayLast Fri 10-Jan-14 18:21:00

Love it,
Use Annie while you get to choose, give your DD scope for something different as she gets older

xXjunebugXx Fri 10-Jan-14 18:25:16

I really dislike Toni. Of course I would call them Antonia but I know I'd end up shortening it like I did with my sons name. I think Antonia is beautiful but dislike Tonia, Tonia Nia and so on. I thought Annie sounded OK with it and sweet for a baby.

I am team yellow! Just love this name smile

harryhausen Fri 10-Jan-14 18:29:59

Love Antonia. Love Annie too.

I have a good friend called Antonia so I only have good feelings about the name. She's very clever and loyal.

procrastinatingagain Fri 10-Jan-14 18:33:24

Really like Antonia. Annie would work as a nickname too, I think smile

SecretWitch Fri 10-Jan-14 18:35:49

Love Antonia! What a pretty name.

Bigbrassband Fri 10-Jan-14 18:36:39

It's lovely. Anna would work for short, I think.

HoratiaDrelincourt Fri 10-Jan-14 18:38:04

I like it; I think it would work; I know one known as Anty though. She's ace.

hoppinghare Fri 10-Jan-14 18:39:59

I like antonia. It doesn't need shortened but annie works. Annie is lovely as well.

starlight1234 Fri 10-Jan-14 18:40:21

My friend has a daughter Antonia now grown ..she was called Toni for short..love the name

walkdowntheavenue Fri 10-Jan-14 18:42:11

Not a big fan, know a few and they're shorted to Toni or anto

Pinkandwhite Fri 10-Jan-14 18:45:06

I love the name - so pretty and elegant. You could definitely shorten it to Annie - another fab name.

mathanxiety Sat 11-Jan-14 06:00:27

Lovely, and Annie works as a nn.

ZingChoirsOfAngels Sat 11-Jan-14 06:49:10

wonderful name and I knew a wonderful person named
Antonia.
she was my after school teacher when I was ten.
she was just amazing, treated us as friends and installed in me a love for sewing and crafts - she taught me how to cross-stitch etc.

she was perfectly lovely and the only reason I didn't choose Antonia for DD as it is pronounced differently in English (from Hungarian) which I don't like, plus I'd hate her to be nickamed Toni by otherssad

but Annie is a great nickname, so go for it!smile

chickydoo Sat 11-Jan-14 07:26:39

My favourite person in the world is called Antonia.
Lovely, elegant name.

greeneyes1978 Sat 11-Jan-14 07:33:56

Both the Antonias I know both lovely people but they are both known as Toni.

BuntyPenfold Sat 11-Jan-14 09:10:27

I know one, never called anything for short.

It's a lovely elegant name.

hawkmcqueen Sat 11-Jan-14 09:16:06

Antonia is lovely but I REALLY dislike Toni, it's one of those names that provokes irrational anger! I don't know if you could wholly avoid her peers using it.

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