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Thea or Lydia?

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Choccywoccydoodah1999 Sun 20-Dec-15 21:01:33

Can't decide between Thea Ivy or Lydia Ivy. Love both - which would you choose?

ashesandfire Sun 20-Dec-15 21:11:44


Sophronia Sun 20-Dec-15 22:41:02

Lydia Ivy sounds better IMO.

Cornelialovett Sun 20-Dec-15 22:43:45

Two lovely names. Not keen on either with ivy. Kind of needs another name too.
For eg
Thea elizabeth ivy
Lydia Elizabeth ivy.

Devora Sun 20-Dec-15 22:44:47

They're both lovely; I marginally prefer Lydia.

BingoBonkers Sun 20-Dec-15 22:49:17





Burgatroyd Mon 21-Dec-15 12:17:27


Clawdy Mon 21-Dec-15 19:50:09

Thea definitely. More unusual than Lydia.

Hiddlesnake Mon 21-Dec-15 19:51:26

I love Thea. But I don't think it goes with Ivy particularly well.

Yika Mon 21-Dec-15 19:53:38


Wildernessrock Mon 21-Dec-15 19:56:05

Thea, but not with Ivy, I agree it needs a longer middle name!

ThursdayLastWeek Mon 21-Dec-15 19:56:29

Though I actually love Thea I just don't pronounce my 'th's well so I sound a bit fick blush

CorporeSarnie Mon 21-Dec-15 19:58:00

Think the two soft vowels at the end of Lydia or Thea don't work with Ivy, a consonant world work better e.g Thea Marie.
Much prefer Thea, except if you're in S Ldn, where it is pronounced "Fear".

GoldPlatedBacon Mon 21-Dec-15 19:58:45


teacher1984 Mon 21-Dec-15 19:59:16


HelenaJustina Mon 21-Dec-15 20:04:39

I like both but agree that Ivy might not be the best fit, they don't have a very nice mouth feel!
Elizabeth works as does Marie suggested above.

GracieGraives Mon 21-Dec-15 20:36:54

Thea by miles!

Mydearchild Mon 21-Dec-15 20:41:34

Thea or Theodora Ivy but Thea for short

xmasseason Mon 21-Dec-15 21:16:10

Lydia. Not keen on Thea.

Mrspopper Tue 22-Dec-15 09:19:29

Thea! I have a Thea and we get lots if compliments on it. I also know a horrible person called Lydia so that puts me off.

Mrspopper Tue 22-Dec-15 09:20:12

Ps am in south london and she never gets called fear.

PeasinPod1 Tue 22-Dec-15 09:38:22

Lydia, Thea doesn't sound like an actual name to me, sounds a bit harsh and not feminine.
Agree they dont go with Ivy though, Ivy is vintage, very unique, quirky, Thea and Lydia are not.

AuntieStella Tue 22-Dec-15 09:41:27

I prefer Lydia.

I don't think either name goes terribly well with Ivy (Coronation Street name), but neither are they no-nos together (is Ivy a relative you are honouring?)

Blu Tue 22-Dec-15 09:46:58

I like Thea, Lydia and Ivy.
But names that end in a vowel don't run well into names that begin with a vowel, IMO.
Or rather they run together as if one long name joined an invisible 'r'. TheaRivy, LydiaRivy.

diddl Tue 22-Dec-15 10:41:06

I love them all!

I think Lydia Ivy.

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