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Sophia or Sofia?

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LemonLuLu Fri 01-Apr-16 13:13:21

A guy at work has asked me to put this question to the good people of MN. He and his wife disagree apparently!

petitdonkey Fri 01-Apr-16 13:14:02


Sophronia Fri 01-Apr-16 13:15:20

Sophia. Sofia looks too much like sofa.

EssentialHummus Fri 01-Apr-16 13:19:18

We will probably go with Sofia - it's DP's name of choice and that's the Russian spelling - but I'd personally prefer Sophia. Sofia is a city in Bulgaria, and I can't shake that.

AuntieStella Fri 01-Apr-16 13:25:23

I prefer Sophia, because I read Sofia as the Bulgarian capital. But if your colleague has an a Eastern European surname, then the 'f' spelling may well sit better.

MadisonAvenue Fri 01-Apr-16 13:31:13


MsMims Fri 01-Apr-16 13:32:52

Sofia. Sophia too much like Sophie

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Fri 01-Apr-16 13:34:37

To me, Sophia is a girl's name and Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria.

So Sophia.

dizzytomato Fri 01-Apr-16 13:41:40

Sophia, danger is that a Sophia will be called Sophie and a Sofia will not but Sofia looks odd in English, like Sofa. I have friends here in Brazil that have a little Sophia. They used the ph even though the correct way would be with an F because they think it looks a lot nicer. I agree.

NoCapes Fri 01-Apr-16 13:46:53

Sofia just looks ... Odd to me

DramaAlpaca Fri 01-Apr-16 14:14:37


ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 01-Apr-16 14:20:47


wigglesrock Fri 01-Apr-16 14:24:20

I have an almost 11 year old with the f spelling. We chose it mainly because although I love her name, I dislike the name Sophie and the ph seemed too close to it. She occasionally gets Fia which is nice as well.

LemonLuLu Fri 01-Apr-16 14:40:02

Thanks. Have passed this on!

Ludwsys Fri 01-Apr-16 15:05:02

Sofia, Bulgaria. Been there, so it's the first thing I think of. Had a great time, though.

daisydalrymple Fri 01-Apr-16 15:11:13

Sofia is dd's Middle name. We chose the f as we're Welsh and she has a Welsh first name so they looked better together. (Even though in the Welsh alphabet the f is actually a v sound and the ff is a f sound!)

I would say it depends on any other name / surname etc.

pilates Fri 01-Apr-16 16:47:50


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