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Which name? Tessa, Electra or Soraya?

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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.

Hashtagwhatever Sun 23-Jun-13 20:39:49


Sticking with mythology

baskingseals Sun 23-Jun-13 21:46:22

I really like Soraya, even pronounced with the rye sound.
What about







Winterfel Sun 23-Jun-13 21:49:56

Soraya is fab!

FreedomOfTheTess Mon 24-Jun-13 10:02:24

Tessa gets my vote.

NB: I'm a Tess, I'm not wet!

JacqueslePeacock Mon 24-Jun-13 10:54:41

Tessa is nice.

Clawdy Mon 24-Jun-13 10:59:02

Tessa is sweet. Medea would have been a very odd someone else said,she murdered her children.

TwentiethCenturyGirl Mon 24-Jun-13 11:00:10

Tessa is lovely - I really like it. I don't mind Soraya either.

I really don't like Electra though - sorry. It sounds like a washing machine or vacuum cleaner!

Yonihadtoask Mon 24-Jun-13 11:03:02

I like tessa, but our last dog wad named that.

Not sure on Electra.

Soraya is good, a little exotic.

CheeseStrawWars Mon 24-Jun-13 11:09:33


squoosh Mon 24-Jun-13 11:31:00

Electra is a bit too 90's Vegas stripper.

Soraya sounds like a meat substitute.

Tessa is nice, although I prefer Tess.

TarkaTheOtter Mon 24-Jun-13 12:33:01

What about Allegra?

williaminajetfighter Mon 24-Jun-13 16:12:43

thanks for everyone's comments- Squoosh you made me laugh! Have totally ruled out Electra thanks to being too strippery/cartoony.

I LOVE Medea as I went to high school with a girl named that and she was beautiful and very cool. But I get that about the meaning.

With Soraya all I can think about is a soya-based meat substitute.

I used to work in branding, looking at new names for products etc. That was hard. This is even harder!! Thanks everyone for your ideas...

TallulahBetty Mon 24-Jun-13 21:23:54

Hate Tessa. Love Electra. Only like Soraya pronounced with "rye".

Turniptwirl Mon 24-Jun-13 21:31:00

Dammit now I'm trying to remember where I know a Soraya from!

I vote for Tessa btw

bugsybill Tue 25-Jun-13 01:38:15

I quite like Electra. Doesn't strike me as stripperish but I know a lovely 6 year old one.

Tessa is nice.

I wouldn't use Soraya due to pronunciation issues.

How about Saphira, Astra, Zhora, Thora, Isra?

Anri Tue 25-Jun-13 17:41:03


I really want to like Electra, but all I can think of is the Electra complex. Not a good association.

Soraya is fine, but I just prefer Tessa, and I suspect that if you used Soraya with that pronunciation your child would have to correct people a lot.

kelda Tue 25-Jun-13 17:42:39

Actually Carmen is far nicer then Electra.

Tessa/Theresa is lovely.

lollydollydrop Fri 28-Jun-13 22:00:01

Vote for Tessa

lollydollydrop Fri 28-Jun-13 22:00:28

Vote for Tessa

mixedmamameansbusiness Sat 29-Jun-13 19:57:53

I don't like Electra, it seems a little crap sci fi film. I live the others though.

eatyourveg Sat 29-Jun-13 20:23:17

Electra sounds like a women's razor to me

I'm not really keen on any of them but would pick Tessa if I had to choose

kipplin Sat 29-Jun-13 21:22:13

Tessa/Tess. Lovely.

tumbletumble Sat 29-Jun-13 21:24:09


Onetwo34 Sat 29-Jun-13 21:26:48

Electra would just end up as Ellie anyway.

I like Soraya, but would have used the 'eye' not the 'ay' prn.

Theresa is Ok.

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