I usually dislike hyphenated names because they sound ill-considered (like the parents couldn't reach a decision), but Anna-Sophia is okay and fairly traditional. It puts me in mind of a minor European royal, probably with a sister called Maria-Christina.
I have daughters called each of them , although Sophia is spelt differently. I think it's a bit of a mouthful of you're using both of them as a first name - if also dilutes the niceness of each name imo. Although it reminds me of one of my dds favourite bedtime stories - Up the wooden hill.
Thanks everyone, it's just an idea I've added to my list. My top name is still the classic Sophie. As for making it harder to learn to write her name. I didn't have any issues and I have a hyphenated name (Stevie-Jo)
That posted way too soon .. Only went to correct that wordage (iPads!)
As I was saying.. Chances are it will get shortened cause as lovely as that is it's a mouthful. And people like nicknames.. And in my opinion thinking on that way Sophia's the prettiest part of the name
In my job I have to answer my phone with 'good morning/afternoon, department x speaking' can you imagine saying a super long name all day... ? Or as a teacher addressing them with such a long name ? My names fairly short and is shortened down to the letter first sometimes.. So I'd always bear that in mind xxx
I think Anna-Sophia is rather lovely actually. I don't think it's too much of a mouthful and I don't think it would be a big deal to say her full name over the phone?!
People may want to shorten it but it'll be up to her whether she wants to be known as Anna-Sophia or not. Plenty of people are Victoria, David, Richard etc rather than Vicky, Dave, Rich. I did have a primary school friend with a hyphenated first name who had dropped the second half by the time we got to secondary school.
I'd stick with a short single syllable middle name (if at all).