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Keira's little sister... Theodora

(24 Posts)
Sunshine511 Sun 15-Nov-15 07:41:14

Hi there,

I just wondered what people think of these two names as sibset?

If people shortened it to Thea, would that sound okay with Keira or too similar?

Our last name is Hughes, so they would be Theodora Hughes smile

Sunshine511 Sun 15-Nov-15 12:07:24

Sorry, thought I'd bump this! Don't know if that's allowed on here so sorry if not x

IoraRua Sun 15-Nov-15 12:08:33

Not loving Theodora, but there's nothing wrong with those names together.

Wahhhh Sun 15-Nov-15 12:11:18

Ted Hughes.. Love it.

Sunshine511 Sun 15-Nov-15 12:13:06

We previously had Theodore in mind for a boy (don't know gender) but lots of people said to avoid due to the ted hughes thing! So we've decided Rory for a boy! I thought Theodora may be less likely to get the NN Ted!! Lol x

leoniethelioness Sun 15-Nov-15 12:20:36

Could you shorten it to Dora instead?

Sunshine511 Sun 15-Nov-15 17:24:43

I prefer the nn Thea really lioniethelioness. Do you think it doesn't work? Thanks for your opinions ladies smile

ImperialBlether Sun 15-Nov-15 17:27:07

I really don't like Theodora. It sounds as though you've given one sister a really pretty name and the other a really plain name.

hawkmcqueen Sun 15-Nov-15 17:51:54

I think they are too similar in sound. Neither would know who you were calling for. I also think Theodora is a different type of name to Keira, much more theatrical and flowery.

TrinityForce Sun 15-Nov-15 17:53:39

I think Thea on it's own is lovely and fine with Keira!

Sunshine511 Sun 15-Nov-15 17:55:56

Thank you so much ladies! Very constructive advice! Another name on the shortlist is Georgia? Maybe that would work better?x

Erimemushinteperem Sun 15-Nov-15 18:03:44

Personally I'd avoid another name ending in a bit that's just me. And I agree they are totally different types of names. If that matters.

celtictoast Sun 15-Nov-15 18:11:27

I vote for Georgia. It goes well with Keira.

SevenOhTwo Sun 15-Nov-15 19:18:27

Keira and Georgia sounds better to me - I think the two ending in 'A' is fine, but same as a pp, I think Theodora makes Keira sound plain by contrast whereas with Georgia they both sound like nice names in their own right.

( btw, You may get a few comments from The Archers fans as there are characters on that who are (half) siblings called George and Keira (Grundy))

BeautifulStars93 Sun 15-Nov-15 19:28:44

I wouldn't put them together personally x

DickDewy Sun 15-Nov-15 19:29:59

I wouldn't like two names that have the same sounding ending.

Sunshine511 Sun 15-Nov-15 20:13:31

Thank you for the feedback ladies. Another name we like is Carly. That would avoid having the 'a' sound twice? Does that get the thumbs up??x

IoraRua Sun 15-Nov-15 22:23:58

Carly is lovely, I prefer it to Georgia (and I don't care about the two -a endings thing).

CremeEggThief Sun 15-Nov-15 22:26:50

Georgia goes nicely with Keira being Irish, Ciara is the correct spelling.

Sunshine511 Sun 15-Nov-15 22:35:31

I've got a lot of family members that are Irish so I know what you mean but I didn't want the ciara pronunciation as I have a family member with that name/spelling. I wanted it to be pronounced key-ra. smile

Sunshine511 Sun 15-Nov-15 22:36:50

Thanks IonaRua. I think it's possibly my best option given all the advice and I really do love the name smile

CremeEggThief Sun 15-Nov-15 22:43:20

That's fair enough, if you have a different pronunciation. Sorry if it came across as sarky, Sunshine511.

Sunshine511 Sun 15-Nov-15 22:46:50

Oh not at all!! smile if ciara hadn't already been taken, that's what I would have gone for smile

CremeEggThief Sun 15-Nov-15 22:55:06

Thanks, Sunshine. smile

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