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What shortens to Thea?

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SaffronCake Sun 14-Aug-11 15:17:21

I like Thea in it's own right and I'm vaguely considering it subject to the verdict from OH when I see him tonight. I'm fairly sure he'll say he finds it too short, his preference being for 2 or more syllables. I'm not against a longer name if I like it, so what can you think of that I could shorten to Thea?

EdithWeston Sun 14-Aug-11 15:19:14

Dorothea and Theadora.

lockets Sun 14-Aug-11 15:19:47

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EdithWeston Sun 14-Aug-11 15:20:27

oh, and possibly other -thea names such as Anthea, Althea and Alethea.

HoneyPablo Sun 14-Aug-11 15:21:31

I like Thea, lovely name.

AmazingBouncingFerret Sun 14-Aug-11 15:23:02


EdithWeston Sun 14-Aug-11 15:44:43

Theodosia (!) Cynthia.

hocuspontas Sun 14-Aug-11 15:48:36

Thea is two syllables!

lockets Sun 14-Aug-11 15:51:18

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SaffronCake Sun 14-Aug-11 16:18:26

Ah yes, it is isn't it!
I know how that's happened, it's my accent.

Words that are clearly 2 syllables to you like liar for example (lie-yer) are sometimes more similar to one to one syllable words to me (lyre or laah). So you probably say Thee-ya, whereas I would have to stop and think for that, I would naturally think of a sound more like Fear or Beer. Funnily if you asked me to actually articulate the word, I speak it The-ya like most people, but since I was typing a post, not having a verbal conversation I only thought it rather than spoke it. Sorry about that.

OH'll still want something longer though.

Rhubarbgarden Sun 14-Aug-11 16:35:10

Thea is beautiful.

sparkleshine Sun 14-Aug-11 17:54:32

I say Thea like Fear but still 2 syllables.

It's lovely and my first choice if I ever have another baby and its a girl

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