Middle name - Vera.

(13 Posts)
GeorgieRose1234 Sat 03-Apr-21 09:21:45

I would love to honour my late grandma Vera in the middle name of my daughter but it’s a hard name for middle spot.

Theodora Vera is option at the moment - what are your thoughts? Can anyone suggest anything else?

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GeorgieRose1234 Sat 03-Apr-21 09:21:58

Thank you

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Amdone123 Sat 03-Apr-21 09:25:15

I think that's lovely. Of course they both end in an 'a', but it's not like it's hyphenated and you will even say her middle name.
It's a lovely gesture, and I think middle names are an ideal opportunity to remember someone.

PandaFluff Sat 03-Apr-21 09:28:33

I like a middle name that remembers someone. And they don't have to flow really well either as there's a reason for the name. That said I think Theodora Vera sounds lovely.

Iwantacookie Sat 03-Apr-21 09:30:18

All my dc have middle names of relatives who have died.
I never thought about if they "went together" but I wouldn't say they were a perfect fit tbh but we are happy with the names.

GertrudeTheGreat Sat 03-Apr-21 10:13:40

I think it's fine.

Like a pp, we used a relative's name for dd's middle name. It doesn't go at all really, but it doesn't matter. She loves it too as it remembers someone she would have loved to have met.

Ds has DH's name as his middle name. It sounds quite good though.

Theodora Vera is nice smile

TatianaBis Sat 03-Apr-21 10:35:39

Vera is nice in Italian or Spanish but in English its a bit grim.

Also I’m not convinced by the repeated ee sounds and a ending of the 2 names together - bit clunky.

Verity?

M0rT Sat 03-Apr-21 10:43:00

I like it and love the family connection.
Also I think it's unlikely your daughter will be called by her full name much, unless you want the flow so when your giving out it's easier to say "Theodora Vera get down here right now!" grin

partyatthepalace Sat 03-Apr-21 11:06:47

I think it goes fine - but if you don’t want the double a you could stick something else in the middle - maybe another family name like Theodora Catherine Vera

Ellmau Sat 03-Apr-21 12:42:58

It's not that both end in a - it's the repeated -ra that sounds a bit clumsy. A variant like Verena or Veronica would flow better if Theodora is the definite choice of first name. Or a third name inserted between Theodora and Vera as @partyatthepalace suggests breaks it up.

toffeebutterpopcorn Sat 03-Apr-21 12:44:00

You rarely use your middle name anyway (thank goodness for me!).

PandaFluff Sat 03-Apr-21 12:49:47

partyatthepalace

I think it goes fine - but if you don’t want the double a you could stick something else in the middle - maybe another family name like Theodora Catherine Vera

This is a great idea if you are concerned about the two ras together OP

HastingsIsSuckingDiesel Sat 03-Apr-21 12:53:35

I don't think Theodora Vera sounds great tbh- the repeated -ra sound sounds wrong.

Lovely idea to use Vera as a middle name though.

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