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Thoughts on the name Fia/Thea

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Lauren1x Tue 23-May-17 21:31:00

What do you ladies think to the name Fia (pronounce the same as Thea)? TIA x

Oulavache Tue 23-May-17 21:32:50

Love it, I know a gorgeous teenaged Fia.

Brokenbiscuit Tue 23-May-17 21:34:07

How is it pronounced the same as Thea?

AdalindSchade Tue 23-May-17 21:34:45

Fia sounds like Thea with a cockney Th

Lauren1x Tue 23-May-17 21:35:13

Would you have Fia or Sofia and use Fia as a nickname? I'm loving Fia Daisy or Sofia Daisy 💖

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Tue 23-May-17 21:37:05

people will fink you can't say Thea.

Rainshowers Tue 23-May-17 21:37:24

I have a Sophia who called herself 'Fia' when she first started talking and it's stuck amongst some of her little friends. I think it's cute, but I'm acutely aware that it might sound like I'm mispronouncing 'Thea' so tend to revert to her full name in public.

YesMilk Tue 23-May-17 21:37:49

But Fia can't be pronounced the same as Thea confused

Lauren1x Tue 23-May-17 21:41:51

Maybe I'm pronouncing Thea wrong sorry.

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Tue 23-May-17 21:43:23

if I saw Fia as a name on its own I'd wonder if it was said like fire or fear, but with Thea in the OP I'd go with fear and the whole inability to make a th sound.

Lauren1x Tue 23-May-17 21:50:28

I was pronouncing Thea (Thee-Uh)

fassbendersmistress Tue 23-May-17 21:50:32

I think OP means it would be pronounced Fee-ah, just like Thee-ah. I don't think she's attempting to re-jig the English language and insist 'F' is pronounced 'Th'!!!

WaitrosePigeon Tue 23-May-17 21:51:13

people will fink you can't say Thea.

Fia is really really really bad.

Lauren1x Tue 23-May-17 21:55:25

That's exactly how I was pronouncing them so it would be Fee-ah Daisy

calzone Tue 23-May-17 21:55:38

It's a phonics nightmare.....

((Says someone who teaches foniks))

C0untDucku1a Tue 23-May-17 21:57:03

Thea is th ee a
Fia is f ee a

If it sounds the same youre not pronouncing 'th' sound properly. '

reallyanotherone Tue 23-May-17 21:58:25

"I don't think she's attempting to re-jig the English language and insist 'F' is pronounced 'Th'!!!"

My dh would tell you "th" is pronounced "f".

to him, death and deaf are pronounced the same. Thea and fia would also be said exactly the same way- both with an f.

We had to avoid any names with a th sound for this reason.

C0untDucku1a Tue 23-May-17 21:59:05

Im stil confused op. If itnwould be fee ah then thats fia, not thea.

buttercup54321 Tue 23-May-17 22:01:16

Fia too much like Fiat, Thea is quite nice. Th ee a.

planbatman Tue 23-May-17 22:02:30

Fia is an anglicisation of the Irish name Fiadh. So it won't work with phonics the way you would teach them in English.

reallyanotherone Tue 23-May-17 22:06:45

Plan- would you say it "five" then? I know a wee girl called siadh "sive as in five" according to her parents.

Greenifer Tue 23-May-17 22:06:54

I know a Phia. Everyone who has not seen her name written down assumes she is called Thea (we are in London). I expect Fia would be the same.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Tue 23-May-17 22:11:31

I like Fia (Fear), but Not Thea. I.don't know why, but it makes me think of thawed out food.

planbatman Tue 23-May-17 22:14:43

No I'd say it Fee-ah. I'd say Thea as Th-eah. Hard Th.
Siadh I've never heard before but Siabh/Sadbh is pronounced similarly to Sive.

llhj Tue 23-May-17 22:17:01

There's an Irish name Fiadh which is pronounced Fee ah, means wild. Very pretty. No one has this problem thinking it's Thea? They're totally different names.

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