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Do Dorothy and Theodore sound too similar?

(9 Posts)
JQuinnS Sat 18-Mar-17 22:36:04

Thank you smile

TrinityForce Sat 18-Mar-17 22:37:54

Yes a little, but will they be introduced often using both of their full names?
I'd still use it smile

Sophronia Sat 18-Mar-17 22:38:39

Yes, they're almost the same name as Dorothy is a form of Dorothea.

crapfatbanana Sat 18-Mar-17 22:49:53

Yes a bit, but Theo and Dorrie/Dot/Dotty/Dolly don't.

Joeybee Sat 18-Mar-17 23:37:08

I wouldn't have thought so, but now you've said it I suppose they are pretty similar. Not sure if that's enough reason not to use them together though?

SuperBeagle Sun 19-Mar-17 03:31:30


Especially if you end up with a Theo and a Dora.

RuthB4 Sun 19-Mar-17 06:15:05

Not really, but if you say them together then it sounds like you have a lisp! It's the same reason I can't have Thea when I already have a Beth!

YouMeddlingKids Sun 19-Mar-17 06:19:44

I never would have noticed it... I tend to only think names are too matchy if they rhyme or alliterate.

mathanxiety Sun 19-Mar-17 06:25:03

Not only do they sound similar, but Theodore and Theodora and Dorothy and Dorothea have the same meaning and are basically the same two syllables in reverse order.

Basically, they are the same name, meaning 'gift of God'.

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