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how many sophia's do you know?

(43 Posts)
mamaesi Fri 01-Jul-11 13:53:59

I have always liked the name but I just hate that there are so many...

can you suggest something like it? does popularity put you off too? or should i just stick to what I like...hmmmm

tunnocksteacake Fri 01-Jul-11 14:13:32

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Ephiny Fri 01-Jul-11 14:13:45

I've only ever met one, she's in her 30s. Sophie used to be very popular when I was young, but don't seem to meet so many now.

SloganLogan Fri 01-Jul-11 14:17:24

I know one middle-aged Sophia, but no little Sophias.

breadandhoney Fri 01-Jul-11 14:18:31

I have one (almost a year old) but I don't know any others. Sophie certainly seems more popular. Sophia is a little different and just beautiful smile

Awomancalledhorse Fri 01-Jul-11 14:19:59

4. One my age, one old lady & two girls under 5.

swanker Fri 01-Jul-11 14:23:16

3 sophias and 3 sophies, all under 7.

ragged Fri 01-Jul-11 14:24:19

One, age 5. Sophie was very popular about 10 yrs ago, though.

Tigerbomb Fri 01-Jul-11 14:32:05

I know 3.

One is 12 months old
One is 2
The other is 6

littlenuttree Fri 01-Jul-11 14:39:45

I have a Sophia, and she's fab! grin I don't know any other Sophias, but know 3 Sophie's.

I've heard that it can be pronounced 'soph-eye-a' rather than 'soph-ee-a' so that could make it a wee bit different if you fancied? (Although my DM pronounces it 'sophie-a' despite being corrected a million times! hmm)

mummytime Fri 01-Jul-11 14:41:09

I know one little Sophie, but Sophia is even more of a hard name to live up to, as I believe it is the correct pronunciation of the greek word.

CharlieBoo Fri 01-Jul-11 16:51:07

there is one in Ds's class who is 6, I know of 2 toddler Sophia's (friends of friends) and one baby one.....

I much prefer Sophie.

LawrieMarlow Fri 01-Jul-11 16:55:40

I know a Sophia who is 7

meditrina Fri 01-Jul-11 17:02:18

Five x Sophia/Sofia and four x Sophie.

meditrina Fri 01-Jul-11 17:02:52

sorry - should have added, all primary school age.

emsies Fri 01-Jul-11 17:19:10

Much prefer Sophie myself. THey will always be asked if it is Soph-ee - a or Soph- eye - a.

bluebump Fri 01-Jul-11 17:20:27

2, both about 4 although one is a Sofia.

mousymouse Fri 01-Jul-11 17:25:54

in my office are at least 15 (big office) and I know quite a few more other sophie/sophia in all age groups. how about other versions of that name like sonia?

wigglesrock Fri 01-Jul-11 17:35:29

I have a Sofia - just turned 6, she's the only one in her primary school <shrugs.>

pommedechocolat Fri 01-Jul-11 17:52:38

Peter and Abby Crouch named their baby daughter Sophia...

kreecherlivesupstairs Fri 01-Jul-11 18:04:06

I am aware of many more Sophie's than Sophia's. I really wanted the name Safiya for DD but a hideious spitefull woman who DH named her DD it the week before mine was born.

munstersmum Fri 01-Jul-11 18:09:37

No Sophia's.
One Sophie.

mouseymouse do not want to out you but are you in UK? Amazed so many Sophies in your office.

mathanxiety Sat 02-Jul-11 04:43:25

Ten Sophia/Sofias,and only one Sophie.

I love the name (and love Safiya too, Kreecher).

Sonia is nice too (Russian diminutive for Sofia). I love the Mexican name Xochitl (pr. SO-shee) and the Irish name Síofra (pr. SHEE-uh-fra)

iscream Sat 02-Jul-11 05:11:34

I know 2, a baby and a 23 yr old. It is one of my favorite names.
Other names you may like
Saffie (Saffron)
The following names are from Substitutes for: Sophia
Seraphina — a frilly princess name with recent starbaby appeal and an angelic meaning
Sapphira — a pretty gemstone name, provided you can get over the slightly naughty namesake. (If you’re not familiar with the biblical story of Ananias and Sapphira, click here.)
Sephora — a name with biblical roots. Sephora is the Greek form of Zipporah, Moses’ wife.
Sonia (or Sonya or Sonja) — a sweet Russian diminutive of Sophia that is familiar but far less common in the U.S.

If it’s the nickname “Sophie” that really appeals to you, you might like:

Sophronia — an Italian name meaning “sensible” (which is certainly similar to “wise”). Sophronia was coined by Italian poet Torquato Tasso in the 16th century. Though it’s elaborate, it shortens easily to Sophie.

ohnelly Sat 02-Jul-11 20:49:43

None! I know a couple of so sophies though
Love it, go for it

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