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Which name? Tessa, Electra or Soraya?

(49 Posts)
williaminajetfighter Sun 23-Jun-13 12:52:54

Hi. We are down to three names: Tessa, Electra, or Soraya pronounced with 'ray' not 'rye'. I also love Medea but too much like DD's name.

Last name is Spanish and ends with 'a' so names with 'a' ending seem to work.

All opinions welcomed!!

All opinions welcome.

PinkFondantFancy Sun 23-Jun-13 12:56:25

Wow I love Electra!

williaminajetfighter Sun 23-Jun-13 12:59:49

Thx pink. Love names fro m Greek mythology....

ghosteditor Sun 23-Jun-13 13:01:14

I'm a big fan of Tessa; not so much Electra, and I've never encountered Soraya before and am not keep.

Maribel's my favourite Spanish name fwiw grin

BackforGood Sun 23-Jun-13 13:01:54

Of those, I only like Tessa.

noblegiraffe Sun 23-Jun-13 13:04:47

Tessa, because it is the most normal.

Electra didn't have a great family life from what I remember of the myth. Also, reminiscent of that crap Daredevil film so people will spell it wrong with a k.

ifancyashandy Sun 23-Jun-13 13:05:48

Soraya, then Tessa.

Electra is a bit too 'stripper' for me.

williaminajetfighter Sun 23-Jun-13 13:05:55

Shit, Daredevil, I forgot. Ditto Carmen Electra. Sigh!!

TwasBrillig Sun 23-Jun-13 13:06:07

Only Tessa from that list.

combinearvester Sun 23-Jun-13 13:12:09

Erm isn't Electra the equivalent of calling your son Oedipus? Or have I remembered that wrong...
Medea killed her kids right?

What the hell did Soraya do then grin

Sanjifair Sun 23-Jun-13 13:26:01

I like Tessa best. I like Soraya too, but will she continually have to correct people's pronounciation? I would say Sor - eye- ah if you hadn't mentioned it.

williaminajetfighter Sun 23-Jun-13 13:30:01

I know... Electra complex etc. sadly very few in Greek mythology come out unscathed!!

noblegiraffe Sun 23-Jun-13 13:39:00

Penelope does ok in the long run, struggling to think of any others!

fussychica Sun 23-Jun-13 16:26:10

Tessa for me.
How about Samira, Alanna, Alicia, Elvira or Cara

Coconutty Sun 23-Jun-13 16:28:28

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FingersCrossedLegsNot Sun 23-Jun-13 16:29:09

Love love love Tessa

zingally Sun 23-Jun-13 19:56:29

I only like Tessa of those. The rest are too... "out there". Electra is chavvy stripper and Soraya is... not nice sounding.

Imscarlet Sun 23-Jun-13 20:02:05

I like Tessa the best out of those, but I don't think it is a strong name.

YoungBritishPissArtist Sun 23-Jun-13 20:04:33

Is Soraya a Spanish name? I've only known Sorayas who are Persian/Arabic in ancestry and they all pronounced it Sor - eye - a.

If you pronounced it 'ray', you may have to correct people a lot.

FetaCheeny Sun 23-Jun-13 20:05:11

Only Tessa, Soraya sounds like surveyer to me, and Electra is stripperish. I would prefer Soraya pronounced Sor-eye-ah.

Rhubarbgarden Sun 23-Jun-13 20:06:17


Hashtagwhatever Sun 23-Jun-13 20:09:23

Soraya ive never heard but very pretty.

Dont know why electra sounds a bit stripperish.

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williaminajetfighter Sun 23-Jun-13 20:22:27

Thx everyone. I think it's going to be back to the drawing board for me.

Soraya I prefer as 'ray-a' but you're right -- it's generally pronounced SoRYEah which is, sadly, too much like psoriasis. Electra now sounds less like cool artist and more like stripper superhero and Tessa I still like but may be a bit wet.

Frig. It'll probably end up being Isabella or Evie or ADD MOST POPULAR GIRL NAME OF THE YEAR HERE....

Elquota Sun 23-Jun-13 20:27:51

Tessa, as nickname for Teresa.

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