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.

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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