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Eva Zofia

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happygojo Thu 18-Jun-15 11:54:07

Hellooo! ok due to have my little girl in August. I have wanted a daughter called Eva since I was 16 (I had to change my mind when I STOOPIDLY said 'i have always liked Georgia as a name' to my brother. I now have a 12 year old niece called Georgia). It was my Grans name who passed when I was still at school.

Anyway.... every birth announcement I see at the moment is for 'Evie'. To be honest I am not a big fan of shortened names as full names, I like the idea of a 'grown up' name to fall back on when you are going for a job interview or whatever, and names ending in 'ie' or 'y' sound great on a child, but not on an adult (IMO obviously everyone is different).

So anyway apart from it being popular, which I am not THAT bothered about. Someone has mentioned the initials EZ (as in easy). The name Zofia is my bfs great grandmother, his family is Polish.... which leads me onto......

Eva was the name of Hitlers wife..... how do you think this will go down with my OHs extensive Polish family???

Or am I overthinking this? My OH still like Eva Zofia as a name

Artandco Thu 18-Jun-15 12:00:50

How about Ava Zofia? The Ava is pronounced virtually the same, AZ initials get around the 'easy' part.

florascotia Thu 18-Jun-15 12:18:53

Or Ivana? The 'EE' sound at the beginning is very like the 'E' in Eva.

Ivana Zofia sounds good, IMHO.

RedToothBrush Thu 18-Jun-15 13:56:06

Ivana is awful.

Ivana Trump says it all really.

MishMooshAndMogwai Thu 18-Jun-15 14:19:16

I love zsofia, I have a wonderful friend with the name.

Could you have Zsofia first?

sanfairyanne Thu 18-Jun-15 14:41:50

ewa (pronounced eva) is a really common polish name. does your partner think it will be a problem?

florascotia Thu 18-Jun-15 15:10:00

Ivana is the female equivalent of John in several eastern European languages. It's been around, and popular, for centuries. Just because one very minor celeb currently has the name, it doesn't mean that it's trashed for all time.

Any of us may personally really dislike a name, of course, but surely that's rather different...

RepeatAdNauseum Thu 18-Jun-15 15:16:15

Eva Zofia sounds a bit like a car when I say might be my accent.

happygojo Thu 18-Jun-15 15:21:12

Ivana Humpalot...... it is all I can think of when I see Ivana

Thanks for all of your suggestions. I have thought about Ava. My DP sister is Sophie (real name Zofia) so I would prefer it as a middle name.

Thinking of girls names was so much easier before I got pregnant, now it feels like so much responsibilty.

I am glad Ewa is popular in poland. It was my mum that brought up the hitler thing. I wouldn't even have thought about it.... my Gran had to live through WW2 with that name... poor love! It's a bit like all the poor women called Isis at the moment.

happygojo Thu 18-Jun-15 15:23:07

Repeat...... it does sound a bit like a people carrier doesn't it.... hmmmmm

SunnyBaudelaire Thu 18-Jun-15 15:24:38

Please do not call her Ivana if your partners family is Polish, as it would be shortened to Ivanka and in English, that would not be good.
Zofia is nice, you can shorten it to Zosia.
If you like Eva, go for it.

RedToothBrush Thu 18-Jun-15 15:42:12

Ivana is the female equivalent of John in several eastern European languages. It's been around, and popular, for centuries. Just because one very minor celeb currently has the name, it doesn't mean that it's trashed for all time.

No but if you have certain surnames in English you have a problem

Its like having May as a first or second name. May Trump would have the same problem as Ivana Trump.

And if you do have a surname that is fine, your daughter had still better hope that her future partner also has a half decent one if she intends to change her name on marriage.

kelda Thu 18-Jun-15 15:43:05

Eva Zofia is lovely.

SunnyBaudelaire Thu 18-Jun-15 15:43:41

also, I do not think Polish girls get called Ivana because of the Russian connotations. Maybe Iona.

Lucaslovesfelicity Thu 18-Jun-15 17:23:56

I like it smile

KERALA1 Thu 18-Jun-15 18:55:29

Just be aware that in some places ie where I live most girls are named eve/Eva/Evie they are quite indistinguishable really. At one point one third of the girls in dds class were named a variant of eve. It's like calling a girl sarah in the mid seventies.

Tequilashotfor1 Thu 18-Jun-15 18:57:18

Zofia reminds me of Zoflora... Sorry

formidable Thu 18-Jun-15 19:03:49

Are you pronouncing Zofia Zosh-a?

Just checking as the polish girl I know pronounces it this way, which gives a different feel to the two names together.

SunnyBaudelaire Fri 19-Jun-15 11:03:54

no Zosha is not the pronunciation of Zofia, it is Zosia which is a diminutive of it.

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