(53 Posts)
Comfyonion Fri 31-Jul-20 14:35:13

Came across this name in Hamilton. I like it but might be biased by the lovely voice of Leslie Odom Jr singing it. What do people think of it as a name? Expecting DD in December.

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EineReiseDurchDieZeit Fri 31-Jul-20 14:37:18

I absolutely love it and had pondered using it if pregnant BUT don't think I am brave enough. See also : Angelica.

RunningFromInsanity Fri 31-Jul-20 14:37:51

Awful. Sorry.

Aquamarine1029 Fri 31-Jul-20 14:38:35

It sounds like some kind of Victorian era disease.

Golfinches Fri 31-Jul-20 14:39:25

Feels very Byzantine. Love!

Soubriquet Fri 31-Jul-20 14:40:59

Hah! I thought you was reading the same book as me then for a moment

I don’t like it.

Comfyonion Fri 31-Jul-20 14:42:35

A mixed bag, fair enough. I'm not sure I'm brave enough to use it!

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Shouldbedancingyeah Fri 31-Jul-20 14:43:47

It’s ok but I prefer Theodora

Sirzy Fri 31-Jul-20 14:46:23

It sounds like a drug to me!

I’m not keen personally.

Skyliner001 Fri 31-Jul-20 14:46:51


Marcipex Fri 31-Jul-20 14:47:53

I prefer Thea tbh.

Spied Fri 31-Jul-20 14:48:20

Awful sorry. Looks like you're trying to be younique and it really doesn't work wellgrin

shartsi Fri 31-Jul-20 14:50:46


mylittleavalon Fri 31-Jul-20 14:52:13

I was listening to Hamilton the other day and said exactly the same to my husband and he replied much the same as a pp it sounds like a disease- I still love it though! But prob wouldn't use it

RockingMyFiftiesNot Fri 31-Jul-20 14:52:27

Not my cup of tea and agree that it does sound like a disease. It will almost certainly be shortened to Theo so be sure you don't mind that.

Batqueen Fri 31-Jul-20 14:53:29

I love it. Dp just said it that it was ‘dozey’

reefedsail Fri 31-Jul-20 14:55:25

Do you say it Theo-do-sha?

If so, it reminds me of expialidocious.

Tess83 Fri 31-Jul-20 15:07:02

I don't think it is a 'younique' name at all. It's very old. I have several in different branches of my family tree (all English poor). The one who was a direct ancester was born in 1817 and imprisoned for larceny for stealing bread when she had a toddler and a newborn in the middle of a food crisis. I've always felt for her and would have used it if I'd not had my DDs before doing my family tree.

SomeWateryTart Fri 31-Jul-20 15:20:49

I quite like it! Teddy or Thea for short?

Theodora is probably a safer option though, if you want a safer option.

Wannabangbang Fri 31-Jul-20 15:33:23

Sorry but i agree with a pp about it sounding like a victorian disease. How about a shortened version ie Tia Thia

YoureAllABunchOfBastards Fri 31-Jul-20 15:36:45

Love it - I would always hear it in Leslie Odom's voice. And I would sing Dear Theodosia to her every day badly

perfumeistooexpensive Fri 31-Jul-20 15:43:36

It's a family name. It's lovely and unusual. I wish I'd used it for my DD.

Tlollj Fri 31-Jul-20 15:45:45

Sounds like a disease. Theidosia of the lung.

daisypond Fri 31-Jul-20 15:53:42

I rather like it. I don’t think it sounds like a disease at all.

puzzledpiece Fri 31-Jul-20 15:57:48

Sounds like a plant disease.

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