Lis - Elsa was on my list too but dh not so keen. I still really like it tho. Catherine is a lovely, classic name, but I think there'll be loads of Catherines and Kates in the next year.
Plonker - I like Aurelie, but is it maybe a bit pretentious?
Georgia is another that I like, but, again, I'm a bit apprehensive about 2 names ending in 'ia'. However, Georgia is more of a "juh" sound than a real "ia" sounds like Sophia. So maybe they're not bad together?
I have 3dds, a Sophia but spelt the other way, Olivia and Anna. It was mentioned on MN before that it was "frowned upon" to have names all ending in A, couldn't care less . Julia and Juliet were also on our short list, when we picked Anna.
These are great suggestions. I love Phoebe but had ruled it out as I thought the repetitive "ph" sound with Sophia was too much. We also tend to shorten Sophia to "Phia" and I could very much foresee a Phia and Phoebs situation!!
I agree about Aurelie running the risk of being pronounced like orally. Otherwise, a lovely name.
Good to hear that there's not such a problem with having 2 -ia names. wiggles, i have always sort of been in that camp of not having more than one name ending in an -a sound or an -ie sound. Now I seem to be changing my mind!
So...now thinking: Julia Audrey Beth Georgia Juliet