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(22 Posts)
Jooni Sun 15-Jan-17 22:34:19

DH loves this name. I like it too, though it's a bit longer and fussier than I'd usually go for. I do like the various shortenings though.

What do you think?

Anyhooo Sun 15-Jan-17 22:37:53

Isnt that robbie williams daughters name? They call her teddy i think.
I quite like it.

Tigersteeth Sun 15-Jan-17 22:41:35

I know a Theodora, nn. Dora. I think it's lovely; feminine but not fussy, simple, rare but easily understood. I thought about calling mine Cora after that!

CannotEvenDeal Sun 15-Jan-17 22:43:46

It's lovely!

NC1nightstand Sun 15-Jan-17 22:44:00

It's beautiful!

Sophronia Sun 15-Jan-17 22:54:10

I like it

GloriousGusset Mon 16-Jan-17 00:28:40

Fussy and old fashioned.

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Mon 16-Jan-17 00:31:49

I prefer the anagram Dorothea

LonnyVonnyWilsonFrickett Mon 16-Jan-17 00:32:17

What about Thea, which is the feminine form of Theo?

Pallisers Mon 16-Jan-17 00:33:59

Like it but LOVE Dorothea which is a slightly different version (and name of one of the best heroines ever in literature)

Aquamarine1029 Mon 16-Jan-17 01:04:02

How about Thea instead?

chatnanny Mon 16-Jan-17 01:22:20

I love it. Keeps options for NNs too, Dora or Thea.

Pluto30 Mon 16-Jan-17 06:41:19

I really like Theodora. smile

Strangely don't like Theodore for a boy at all

I know two Theodoras and both get called Theo for short, but I prefer Dora. You could also get Ted/Teddy or Thea.

JournosAreLazy Mon 16-Jan-17 13:21:05

I like it and I also like the potential nn's Thea, Dora or Teddy.

MitzyLeFrouf Mon 16-Jan-17 13:40:54

First thought was a Chalet School book where a bad tempered tearaway called Theodora is sent to the Chalet School and undergoes the mandatory name change.

“Has it ever struck you what a ghastly name Theodora is? Enough to make any girl hit the ceiling.”

“...what about ‘Ted’? That’s pounds better! I wouldn’t call a dog I liked ‘Theodora’, but ‘Ted’ has a tang to it.”

Now I wouldn’t go as far as to say 'ghastly' but I do think Theodora is a bit grannyish and cumbersome.

PointlessUsername Mon 16-Jan-17 13:43:10

I love it!

Jooni Mon 16-Jan-17 14:16:29

Thanks for the opinions so far. Most seem to quite like it, and I have to say it is growing on me!

chatnanny Mon 16-Jan-17 15:09:49

Mitzy - the fact it was so unfashionable in the Chalet school era means it's right on trend now though! ;)

Cosmicglitterpug Mon 16-Jan-17 15:13:02

I love it. I know an adult who goes by Theo.

MitzyLeFrouf Mon 16-Jan-17 15:14:03

I'm sure you're right chatnanny. It will be a while before Madge and Mary-Lou are back on trend!

NavyandWhite Mon 16-Jan-17 19:52:33

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

indigo13 Tue 17-Jan-17 13:45:18

Theodora is near to the top of my list, I love it

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