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balroymum Mon 22-Nov-10 15:53:04

Our baby girl is due in less than a week and we are pretty much decided on 'Sophie Beatrice' although I prefer 'Sophia Beatrice.' Have tried to convince hubby (subtly and not so subtly) but to no avail. Does 'Sophie Beatrice' still sound pretty? The middle name is a family name for us both so at least we both agree on this part - what are the chances of my lovely hubby changing his mind once she is born or should I give up on Sophia?!

belgo Mon 22-Nov-10 15:55:45

Sophie Beatrice is very pretty but I don't understand your dh's objection to Sophia if he;s agreed on Sophie!

StealthPomBear Mon 22-Nov-10 15:56:21

I prefer Sophie, much plainer and more traditional IMO

balroymum Mon 22-Nov-10 16:01:28

Good point! They're not that different are they? He said something once about it reminding him of the old lady from The Golden Girls! I was thinking more along the lines of Sophia Lauren!

4andnotout Mon 22-Nov-10 16:04:02

I'm a Sophie and get complimented on my name a lot, personally I prefer Sophie to Sophia

LittleYellowTeapot Mon 22-Nov-10 16:09:50

What a beautiful name you've chosen - I like Sophie and Sophia but I think Sophie is my fave smile

balroymum Mon 22-Nov-10 16:14:08

Thanks everyone - it's so useful to get some feedback as no one but us two - and now you!- even know that we are having a girl, never mind what her name might be. All your comments are really helpful; I can rest easy now I know that we have chosen a nice name and can stop trying to think of ways to make my poor hubby change his mind (I will hold off on the subliminal messages in his sleep!)

SlightlyTubbyHali Mon 22-Nov-10 16:15:17

I like both but Sophia can have the nn sophie, so you could have both surely?

And if it's Sophy, I like it with a y.
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growing3rdbump Mon 22-Nov-10 16:27:06

Lovely names. I prefer Sophia. My friend recently gave birth to a Beatrice Sofia.

lilly13 Mon 22-Nov-10 22:32:02

It is the same name. Sophie is an Anglo-Saxon version of Sophia/Sofia, a name after a popular Greek and Eastern Orthodox saint.

KatyMac Mon 22-Nov-10 22:36:00

I like Sofia

Ragwort Mon 22-Nov-10 22:37:01

The trouble with Sophia is that you never know how to pronounce it - is it Sofeee-a or Sofia - IYSWIM grin.

I prefer Sophie smile.

LadyOfTheFlowers Mon 22-Nov-10 22:37:57

My DD is Sophia.

As someone said, Sophie can be used as a NN.

BigChiefOrganiser Mon 22-Nov-10 22:46:01

Sophia Beatrice sounds better. I like it spelled Sofia.

MelinaM Mon 22-Nov-10 23:18:01

^I agree, it flows better than Sophie Beatrice! Both lovely names though! x

A1980 Tue 23-Nov-10 00:10:01

I don't agree with the above two posts. Sophia Beatrice doesn't flow at all, it's hard to say.

First name ends in -ia, second name begins with Bea-. So that's ee-a, be-a! It rhymes and sounds a little daft IMO. Sorry!

Sophia also reminds me of the old lady from the Golden Girls!

Sophie's cute for a little girl, stick to that.

NadiaWadia Tue 23-Nov-10 00:14:33

I vote for Sophie.

diddl Tue 23-Nov-10 08:12:16

I think that Sophia goes better with Beatrice.

flopsy1974 Tue 23-Nov-10 14:56:37

Sophie Beatrice sounds much better. Just seems to flow better when you say it.

GetOrfMoiLand Tue 23-Nov-10 15:07:06

Think Sophia Beatrice sounds better.

I much prefer Sophia. It sounds prettier than Sophie, which imo is a bit meh (I am biased - my daughter is a Sophia).

I also loathe people calling her Sophie as a nickname. She shortens it herself to Phia.

LadyOfTheFlowers Tue 23-Nov-10 16:48:59

GetOrf - DD is also Phia and while she is too little to argue I call her Fi-Fi.

GetOrfMoiLand Tue 23-Nov-10 16:57:37

Yes - I called my dd FiFI as well.

Ha! Now she is 14 she would Curl Her Lip if I tried it now grin

Bue Tue 23-Nov-10 17:02:10

They're both nice but personally I like Sophie better and think it flows better, too.

pointydog Tue 23-Nov-10 17:10:13

I prefer Sophie. Sophia just has one syllable too many.

FluffMacDuff Tue 23-Nov-10 18:45:11

Both are pretty and popular.

Less keen on Surf-ia. What about Sophia with the traditional pronunciation - So-fire. As in the actress Sophia Myles and the song by Nerina Pallot but criminally under-used!

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