Anna-Sophia?

(15 Posts)
StevieJo Fri 14-Aug-15 10:50:05

What do you think of Anna-Sophia?

Anna-Sophia Belle
Anna-Sophia Eve
Anna Sophia Rose
Anna-Sophia Hope
Anna-Sophia Claire

NadiaWadia Fri 14-Aug-15 13:12:04

Anna and Sophia are both lovely names. Do you have to have a hyphen though? It kind of spoils it, and won't it make it more difficult for your daughter to learn to write her name?

SerenavanderWoodsen Fri 14-Aug-15 15:15:15

^^
What NadiaWadia said. Both lovely names on their own IMHO

badtime Fri 14-Aug-15 15:18:24

I usually dislike hyphenated names because they sound ill-considered (like the parents couldn't reach a decision), but Anna-Sophia is okay and fairly traditional. It puts me in mind of a minor European royal, probably with a sister called Maria-Christina.

I think Joy would be nice for a middle name.

badtime Fri 14-Aug-15 15:19:34

(I meant to say ....if a middle name is necessary. Avoid having too many names.)

wigglesrock Fri 14-Aug-15 16:05:33

I have daughters called each of them smile , although Sophia is spelt differently. I think it's a bit of a mouthful of you're using both of them as a first name - if also dilutes the niceness of each name imo. Although it reminds me of one of my dds favourite bedtime stories - Up the wooden hill.

Daphnedolittle Fri 14-Aug-15 21:01:51

I'm normally not a fan of double barrell names but this is really nice, sounds really elegant and classic.

StevieJo Fri 14-Aug-15 22:48:21

Thanks everyone, it's just an idea I've added to my list. My top name is still the classic Sophie. As for making it harder to learn to write her name. I didn't have any issues and I have a hyphenated name (Stevie-Jo)

mathanxiety Sat 15-Aug-15 04:58:58

Hyphens are used in other European cultures and in Anglo RC cultures.

Anna-Sophia is lovely imo. I am not sure any of your listed middle names really goes well with it however. I think you need one that ends in A.

Anna-Sophia Leonora
Anna-Sophia Rosina
Anna-Sophia Elfrieda
Anna-Sophia Rowena
Anna-Sophia Louisa
Anna-Sophia Theodora

Lilmissconcerned Sat 15-Aug-15 05:02:18

As long as your happy with the chance she'll end up propane boy just being called Anna

Lilmissconcerned Sat 15-Aug-15 05:06:54

That posted way too soon .. Only went to correct that wordage (iPads!)

As I was saying.. Chances are it will get shortened cause as lovely as that is it's a mouthful. And people like nicknames.. And in my opinion thinking on that way Sophia's the prettiest part of the name

In my job I have to answer my phone with 'good morning/afternoon, department x speaking' can you imagine saying a super long name all day... ? Or as a teacher addressing them with such a long name ? My names fairly short and is shortened down to the letter first sometimes.. So I'd always bear that in mind xxx

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Sat 15-Aug-15 05:24:45

It's a 5 syllable name. Bit much really.

brokenhearted55a Sun 16-Aug-15 19:28:26

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purplemunkey Sun 16-Aug-15 19:35:57

I think Anna-Sophia is rather lovely actually. I don't think it's too much of a mouthful and I don't think it would be a big deal to say her full name over the phone?!

People may want to shorten it but it'll be up to her whether she wants to be known as Anna-Sophia or not. Plenty of people are Victoria, David, Richard etc rather than Vicky, Dave, Rich. I did have a primary school friend with a hyphenated first name who had dropped the second half by the time we got to secondary school.

I'd stick with a short single syllable middle name (if at all).

LibrariesGaveUsPower Sun 16-Aug-15 20:22:45

I think all the a's in Anna - Sophia are quite difficult.

Say it a few times and it kind of runs together an Anaz-ophia if you aren't careful.

If you are keen on hyphens (I'm not personally but it'd be a boring world if we were all the same) I'd think about Sophie or Sophia first. Sophia - Anne flows I think?

If you want Anna first I think a second name with stronger consonants. Like Anna - Louise.

If not hyphenated they aren't said together as often, so I think Anna Sophie or Anna Sophia is nice.smile

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