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Which of these three girls' names is nicest?

(84 Posts)
artichokes Thu 17-Jul-08 19:41:01

I am sure I will start another 200 names threads before this baby actually arrives but tonight DH and I have a shortlist of three. What do you think of them?

Katherine (known as Kitty)
Dorothea (known as Dora or Dotty)

One I love and he is unsure, one is vice versa and the third we both think is nice but neither of us love.

MooandPops Thu 17-Jul-08 19:42:11

I think Dotty is divine - best of luck!

ShowOfHands Thu 17-Jul-08 19:43:06

I love Dorothea. It's absolutely beautiful. Not Dora though.

Katherine is very nice but not as nice as Dorothea.

Sophia is okay.

Stars22 Thu 17-Jul-08 19:44:50

*My favourite is definatly Sophia.
*I quite like Katherine but dont really like kitty.
*Really dont like Dorothea i think dotty could be a cute nick name but not a proper name iyswim. Remember this is only my opinion i dont mean to offend you.

Tinker Thu 17-Jul-08 19:52:28

Not sure but be warned about Sophia/Sophie. Every single class of 9 or 10 in my daughter's secondary school has at least 1 Sophie/Sophia

I think Katherine is the safest.

Hulababy Thu 17-Jul-08 19:53:32

I prefer Sophia, or after that Katherine. Not keen on Dorothea sorry.

LynetteScavo Thu 17-Jul-08 19:53:57


TheFallenMadonna Thu 17-Jul-08 19:54:24

I like Katherine/Kitty.

AbbeyA Thu 17-Jul-08 19:56:21

I hate Dorothea and would never shorten to Dotty or Dora.
Katherine is lovely but I would shorten to Kate (don't like Kitty).
Sophia is nice but I prefer Sophie.

allgonebellyup Thu 17-Jul-08 19:57:25


unknownrebelbang Thu 17-Jul-08 19:58:47

I love the name Dorothea (quite like Thea, but not Dora or Dotty).

A colleague tells entertaining tales about a relative called Dorothea.

Like Kitty and Sophia.

QuintessentialShadows Thu 17-Jul-08 19:58:47

I love Sophia. Wisdom. Cant get a better name for a girl.

(I also love Isadora)

snice Thu 17-Jul-08 19:59:18

Plenty of Sophies/Sophias at secondary level but none at our primary of over 300 children

pointydog Thu 17-Jul-08 19:59:53

Katherine known as Kitty

Bubble99 Thu 17-Jul-08 20:00:43


Egg Thu 17-Jul-08 20:00:46

I like Katherine best but prefer Kate or Katie to Kitty as a shortening (Kitty is fine though). DD's middle name is Catherine smile.

Prefer Sophie to Sophia.

Not keen on Dorothea.

SoupKitchen Thu 17-Jul-08 20:01:13

Love Kitty and Dotty, not so keen on Sophia

MaloryTowersUrbaniteLady Thu 17-Jul-08 20:01:43

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pedilia Thu 17-Jul-08 20:02:18

Sophia, don't like the other two

norkmaiden Thu 17-Jul-08 20:02:50

Dorothea/Thea for me

all nice names though.

MingMingtheWonderPet Thu 17-Jul-08 20:02:53

Katherine / Kitty

AbbeyA Thu 17-Jul-08 20:04:12

Although I don't like Dorothea I think it would be quite nice shortened to Thea-much better than Dotty Dora.

reethi96 Thu 17-Jul-08 20:06:46

I like all of them. Good choices!

Hassled Thu 17-Jul-08 20:07:45

Sophia is my favourite.

LuLuBai Thu 17-Jul-08 20:08:24


An Italian friend of mine called Sofia is always known as Fia which I think is rather pretty.

Dorothea reminds me of Tales of the City. I wouldn't do Dotty (would you call your baby 'Batty' or 'Slightly Bonkers'?). Kitty is quite cute as an abbreviation of Katherine but there do seem to be quite a few around.

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