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Names like Lydia

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deeleigh123 Sun 05-Jan-14 16:34:36

I love my best friend's name, Lydia, and it's variants like Lidia, Lidie, Lydie etc. but don't like the thought that the two would get mixed up. It'd be a bit confusing I think. Any ideas?

MoonHare Sun 05-Jan-14 16:56:09

I don't think it would be confusing to name your daughter Lydia if you want to, your friend would be flattered and you would easily find ways of identifying which Lydia you mean in conversation. Once your daughter starts playgroup, school etc most of your contact will be with people who don't know your friend and there will be no confusion at all.

That said if you don't want to use it but would prefer to find something with a similar feel then how about;

Brokenpurpleheart Sun 05-Jan-14 16:59:29

All the girls called Lydia where I teach tend to have friends called Olivia, Ellie, Lucy and Isobel ..... (There are quite a few of each!).

TheOneWithTheHair Sun 05-Jan-14 17:04:07

What about Lorna as an alternative.

HomeHypno Sun 05-Jan-14 18:35:52

How about Sylvia or Dahlia?

DulcetMoans Sun 05-Jan-14 18:37:03

Leila or Lola?

GlassTrees Sun 05-Jan-14 18:38:43


Tibby2 Sun 05-Jan-14 19:50:13


manicinsomniac Mon 06-Jan-14 02:30:31

Agree that there's no reason not to use Lydia if you want to.

Other 'ia' names:

Alexia, Amelia, Cassia, Emilia, Fabia, Georgia, India, Julia, Lucia, Livia, Maria, Nia, Olivia, Ophelia, Portia, Sadia, Saskia, Samya, Sophia, Safia, Sylvia, Tia, Tanya, Victoria, Valeria, Xenia

manicinsomniac Mon 06-Jan-14 02:31:39

Oh, and Aurelia and Andrea

manicinsomniac Mon 06-Jan-14 02:31:52

and Claudia and Cynthia

Turvytopsy Mon 06-Jan-14 02:42:23


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