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Sophia or Olivia?

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FoodieMum3 Sat 26-Jul-14 14:55:19

Our final 2 choices.

Which do you prefer? Oh, and, popularity doesn't bother me smile

FoodieMum3 Sat 26-Jul-14 15:06:14

I know I said that popularity doesn't bother me but I've just scrolled down and noticed all the Sophia's shock

newyearnewshoes Sat 26-Jul-14 18:40:10


Gruzinkerbell Sat 26-Jul-14 18:43:16


Sophia will always have to spell her name (is that with an F? With a Y? Etc) and explain how it's pronounced (Soph-ee-a or Soph-eye-a) and she'll be in a class with every other variation which will drive her teacher nuts.

wigglesrock Sat 26-Jul-14 19:09:18

I have one of each smile. <am about as much use as a chocolate fire guard>

SueESidle Sat 26-Jul-14 19:39:09

Definitely Sophia.

Mrsindecision Sat 26-Jul-14 19:41:28

Definitely Sophia for me.

OP, scrolled down where?

ralinax294 Sat 26-Jul-14 19:45:56

Both are nice but I prefer Sophia smile

ZenNudist Sat 26-Jul-14 19:47:16

Yes prefer Sophia

WildCherryBlossom Sat 26-Jul-14 19:55:52

Both are beautiful. But I think I prefer Sophia by a teeny tiny margin.

Sophronia Mon 28-Jul-14 02:24:14


coffeetofunction Mon 28-Jul-14 02:30:33


KoalaDownUnder Mon 28-Jul-14 03:18:48

Sophia. I think it's much prettier than Olivia.

icklekid Mon 28-Jul-14 03:28:23


ShovettyMcShovetty Mon 28-Jul-14 08:24:54


Pandora37 Mon 28-Jul-14 10:40:11

I like the meaning behind Sophia (goddess of wisdom) but I think I prefer the sound of Olivia. So my vote goes to Olivia. Very tough choice though, they're both lovely. smile

Gingerjv Mon 28-Jul-14 17:58:59

Oh! I love love both of the names;-)) how can i choose...;-) Maybe Olivia isn't as common as Sophia.

Lormiccro Mon 28-Jul-14 18:05:07


burgatroyd Mon 28-Jul-14 20:05:52

Mrsindecision Mon 28-Jul-14 20:42:47

That's an American site burgatroyd, not relevant for UK where I assume OP is based? Also, both (US site) and (UK site) do not show official stats, they only represent the registered members name choices if they choose to submit them. The official name stats for the UK in 2013 will be released by The Office of National Statistics (ONS) imminently. FWIW, the official ONS 2012 stats show that Olivia was higher in the rankings than Sophia (even when combining both Sophia and Sofia).

Theonlyoneiknow Mon 28-Jul-14 20:46:04

Olivia for me!

Bowlersarm Mon 28-Jul-14 20:47:13


daisydee43 Mon 28-Jul-14 20:48:17

olivia - sophia always sounds like a foerign baby name to me

PrincessOfChina Mon 28-Jul-14 20:50:22

I would use Sofia. I much prefer it to Sophia for no rational reason.

Ninjabread Mon 28-Jul-14 21:30:52

They are both far too popular. How about Alicia or Lucia or Martha?

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