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Thea - Fear?

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SagaNorenMalmoCountyPolice Fri 19-Jun-15 11:38:08

Baby girl due in a few weeks, dp absolutely loves the name Thea. I do like it but have some concerns, mostly when our 6 year old dd says the name it sounds like she is saying Fia or Fear! What do people think of the name Thea? Is she going to be called Fear at school for a good few years? Feeling quite hormonal and stressed about choosing a name and feel like my judgement isn't great at the moment.

Anyone have any other suggestions for girls names outside of the top 50 along the lines of Thea?

JugglingLife Fri 19-Jun-15 11:45:13

I know 3 Theas, a have a Theo and we also know a Phao, they're all lovely, my theo can get shortened to The, which I hate with a passion.

JugglingLife Fri 19-Jun-15 11:45:51

And the Phao is pronounced Fay-o.

deadwitchproject Fri 19-Jun-15 11:57:26

I think its lovely too and remember your 6 year old won't be 6 forever and one day she'll probably pronounce it beautifully.

NoArmaniNoPunani Fri 19-Jun-15 11:58:25

Lovely name, a longer version is out top choice girl's name

Eigg Fri 19-Jun-15 12:03:27

It's a very lovely name. I think you might be over thinking it a tiny bit!

SagaNorenMalmoCountyPolice Fri 19-Jun-15 12:11:03

Ooh thank you for the feedback. It's nice to hear positive comments, I loved Thea initially but you're right, have since very much over thought it!

overthemill Fri 19-Jun-15 12:14:26

This was on another thread a while back and I was surprised to hear it pronounced with soft 'th' sound as I know it only as 't' sound. I love it with hard 't'. I believe this is the Greek way of saying it as the people I know called Thea are Greek. So you could choose! But it is a lovely name no matter how you say it and kids will learn -

Eigg Fri 19-Jun-15 13:51:45

Saga grin it's the hormones, they can mess with your head!

DoloresLandingham Fri 19-Jun-15 15:40:17

it's lovely, as long as you don't live in London!

PallasCat Fri 19-Jun-15 17:26:38

You're grand. It's a great name. Go for it.

cheapandcheerful Mon 22-Jun-15 19:42:58

I know a 7 year-old Thea and I remember when I first heard her name (said by an adult) I had thought they'd said 'Fia' and my first thought that it was an odd choice to choose a name that sounded so much like 'fear'.

massagegirl Mon 22-Jun-15 21:16:20

I have a Thea. I love it! Was also worried about fear but honestly hasn't been a problem. She gets lots of compliments on her name. I don't regret it at all... And we love in london?!

massagegirl Mon 22-Jun-15 21:16:34


SagaNorenMalmoCountyPolice Tue 23-Jun-15 16:19:29

Thanks for the new comments. That's good to hear that you haven't had any issues with 'fear' massagegirl smile

Think we're going to wait to see her before making a final decision, not too long to wait now (hopefully!)

SunnyBaudelaire Tue 23-Jun-15 16:20:53

I thought Thea rhymed with Taya?

DoloresLandingham Tue 23-Jun-15 19:01:17

Sunny it does in France (Théa), but the anglicised pronunciation is thee-a.

TorrAlexandra Wed 24-Jun-15 14:21:17

It'll be a problem if you live in Saaaafend!!

Zakken Wed 24-Jun-15 17:19:05

I think I would be a little more generous and choose either Theodora or Dorothea, both can be shortened to Thea but there are options if that doesn't work out.

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