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What do you think of the name Rea?
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Prettyrose479 · 05/08/2022 20:35

Our little girl will be due 2 days time, the two names on the list our Rea or Ria either these spellings I really like. I do like Rea. I love the meaning of the name Rea.

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HerbErtlinger · 05/08/2022 20:36

I think you say Rea you hear Gonna

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MbatataOwl · 05/08/2022 20:36

Diarrhoea

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Londoncatshed · 05/08/2022 20:37

Love it but always childishly think of Diar...

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GuyFawkesDay · 05/08/2022 20:39

As in Chris?

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sunshinealwayscomesback · 05/08/2022 20:40

GuyFawkesDay · 05/08/2022 20:39

As in Chris?

This made me laugh!

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toastofthetown · 05/08/2022 20:40

Not a fan, but also not a fan of Mia, Gia, Lia, Pia etc.

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soupmaker · 05/08/2022 20:42

I like it. Makes me think of Rhea Perlman. I also know a Ria, which is short for Maria.

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halfsiesonapotnoodle · 05/08/2022 20:44

Rear. Rhea. Makes me think of those. It's a nothingy name to me. Boring I'm afraid. But if you're set on it, I think the Ria spelling is much better.

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riotlady · 05/08/2022 20:44

I like Ria, Rea just makes me think of driving home for Christmas

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BluOcty · 05/08/2022 20:44

I like it but prefer raya pronunciation rather than ree-a. Would maybe spell it Rhea.

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PollyPeeves · 05/08/2022 20:45

As above… too many ways to make it something unpleasant.

I prefer Reeva

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Stayathomenamechange · 05/08/2022 20:45

Honestly my first thought was "drivin' home for Christmas..."

And now that's in my head for the night, cheers

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GuyFawkesDay · 05/08/2022 20:47

Rea = Chris
Rhea = large flightless bird

You might be better with Ria, Riva or Rhia (like Pearlman)

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VeggieSausage · 05/08/2022 20:51

Makes me think of Rear as in Rear End... sorry!

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Cripes · 05/08/2022 20:56

I know one and I always think rhea end, bring up the rhea, passengers in rows 20 and above please board from via the rhea steps...

I won't never name a child after my arse

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Cripes · 05/08/2022 20:57

Cripes · 05/08/2022 20:56

I know one and I always think rhea end, bring up the rhea, passengers in rows 20 and above please board from via the rhea steps...

I won't never name a child after my arse

Won't never? Stupid autocorrect. I would never

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BuffaloCauliflower · 05/08/2022 20:58

Make me think of Rear, like your bum.

How about Thea?

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jammiewhammie65 · 05/08/2022 20:59

No how about Leah

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ellieboolou · 05/08/2022 20:59

Sorry but it's an awful name, will always associate it with the runs

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siblingrevelryagain · 05/08/2022 21:00

It’s dire (see what I did there?)

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SunnyNunny · 05/08/2022 21:02

I think it’s a beautiful name.

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MargotChateau · 05/08/2022 21:03

Sorry I went to a school with a Ria, and she went through school getting teased, with riffs of her name like diarrhoea or gonorrhoea. Child abuse mate, don’t do it.

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Pbjontoast · 05/08/2022 21:04

BluOcty · 05/08/2022 20:44

I like it but prefer raya pronunciation rather than ree-a. Would maybe spell it Rhea.

I wouldn't spell it that way. A rhea is a kind of ostrich!

My DD has a friend called Ria. She's Hindu, it's a popular name in her religion. She's a beautiful girl and her name suits her.

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TailSpinner · 05/08/2022 21:05

It looks nice written down. But it doesn’t sound like much when you say it out loud.
It just sounds like ‘rear’ - as in rear end.

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mrsed1987 · 05/08/2022 21:06

I'm a Ria. Named after a character in a TV show in the 80s, occasionally had the diarrhoea comments in primary school but never bothered me. Lots of people comment on it being nice but uncommon.

I did get annoyed being unable to get anything with my name on as a child

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