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Help me out! What name is this?

(13 Posts)
Getonthearkunicorn Tue 05-Dec-17 13:32:52

School parents youngest dd's name.
Mum is Swedish, Dad is British/Irish. I thought it was 'Athena' but they definitely pronounce the second syllable as an 'f'. Then the other day the dad said it like O-fee-nah.
Their other children have unusual names too.
So can anyone give me a name that sounds like 'Ofeena' which isn't Athena, please!
I can't ask again as I have like twice and it still hasn't stuck! I have to keep referring to her as baby blush

JollyGiraffe Tue 05-Dec-17 13:34:48

Could you comment on the name next time eg. 'I've never heard that name before, very pretty, how do you spell it?'

That's what I'd do! (And have done in the past when I can't remember people's names if they're unusual!)

Twoevils Tue 05-Dec-17 13:43:35


MammieBear Tue 05-Dec-17 13:46:39

Ofena is a town in Italy, it could be that in which she is named after?...

Sweetmimi Tue 05-Dec-17 13:47:03

Could be Aoife?

Twoevils Tue 05-Dec-17 13:51:43

Aithne/Eithne is Irish. Seems to have various pronunciations

BlueTablecloth Tue 05-Dec-17 13:51:58

Aoife pronounced like ee-fa, Irish name

Getonthearkunicorn Tue 05-Dec-17 14:05:27

Definitely not Aoife or Eithne, I'm familiar with those (my names pretty similar!)

Perhaps it is Ofena like the town, seems unlikely though.

I'm thinking perhaps it's Ophelia, and I need my hearing checked.

TyrionLannistersShadow Tue 05-Dec-17 14:08:04

Could it be Fiadh perhaps? That's pronounced Fee-ah

Getonthearkunicorn Sat 06-Jan-18 14:11:33

For anyone still interested, she texted it to me it's Elfina!

Which really suits her, because she looks like a beautiful little woodland fairy.

Motherofbabydragons Sat 06-Jan-18 16:53:50

Oh Elfina is beautiful!

TheDailyMailIsADisgustingRag Sat 06-Jan-18 20:21:49

What a nice name! Works better on someone elfine though, I suppose. Not me <sob>.

Mrsknackered Sun 07-Jan-18 00:24:34

Yes, I'd be a rubbish Elfina.

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