My feed

to access all these features

Find baby name inspiration and advice on the Mumsnet Baby Names forum.

Baby names

Names with Thea in?

27 replies

AdoraLovesCake · 13/09/2022 18:13


I'm going to be a mum for the second time in 2 months. I already have a lovely 3 year old named Isadora. I really want a name with Thea in. Could I do Theadora or Dorathea or is it bad to include dora in both girls names especially as Isadora sometimes shortens to Adora? I think Thea is a bit too short. HELP!!!


OP posts:
Sillybillypoopoomummy · 13/09/2022 18:18

I love Thea. It is beautiful and feminine without being cutesy. I would use Thea as I see the DOra issue. Another close one could be Thalia (pp tarlia)?

Rodion · 13/09/2022 18:20

Althea or Alethea maybe?

HobnobsChoice · 13/09/2022 18:20

Althea or Althaea?

MassiveSalad22 · 13/09/2022 18:20

I don’t think you can do 2x Dora names, especially if you’re Cora!

I initially thought Anthea but that may be too dated.

Thea on its own is lovely though!

My next thought was Theresa but again the world may not be ready.

Id just go Thea as full name if you have your heart set on that as a shortening!

Downandout01 · 13/09/2022 18:21

I think Thea on its own is lovely. Or Alethea, Anthea, Athena?

DuchessOfSausage · 13/09/2022 18:22

The usual spelling is Dorothea.
You could use Althea or Anthea, Theodosia, or at a pinch something like Cynthia. Cindy is quite sweet.

AliasGrape · 13/09/2022 18:24

I think Dorothea would just about be OK, it's not a 'Dora' exactly.

I also like Althea which has already been suggested.

DuchessOfSausage · 13/09/2022 18:27

You could be a bit different and use Theia

Cleopatra67 · 13/09/2022 18:32

The conventional spelling is Theodora and Dorothea - both mean gift from god. Both lovely names.

DuchessOfSausage · 13/09/2022 18:35

I don't even like the name Thea but here's a list of more unusual ones

DuchessOfSausage · 13/09/2022 18:38

and another one


cheeseandpeanutbutter · 13/09/2022 18:39

I've come across a Theola and a Theodora both nn Thea.

Dreamingcats · 13/09/2022 18:41


Goodoldvera · 13/09/2022 18:48

I knew an Alethea (bit Alicia Alesha) but still a nice name. I think Thea is enough personally although you may get the odd pronunciation of Tia, or Taya..neither wrong but maybe confusing or annoying for some

Awwlookatmybabyspider · 13/09/2022 18:48

Isadora and

waltzingparrot · 13/09/2022 19:15


AnnaBegins · 13/09/2022 19:15


17caterpillars1mouse · 13/09/2022 19:19

I think we can all agree Cora with daughter's Isadora and Theodora is a bit too much.

I like Dorothea though

Mummytobe333 · 13/09/2022 21:19

I would just go for Thea - it’s not too short it’s lovely 😊

AdoraLovesCake · 14/09/2022 06:44

Thanks all. I think i will just go for Thea. What i am wondering about as Isadora sometimes goes by Adora is me calling "Adora, Thea!" or "Thea, Adora!" and they sound like a name but i don't think it matters too much. Thanks for the links! Thanks for the suggestions! Two middle names for Thea?
Thanks :-)

OP posts:
Luredbyapomegranate · 14/09/2022 09:02

Anthea, Ianthe, Athena / Anthene - there will be others, have a Google - I like Ianthe best

It’s a full name too

Too Dora’s is Too Much.

AdoraLovesCake · 14/09/2022 09:12

I am wondering about Athena. When I was young I was obsessed with Greek myths. Does Athena sound over obsessed though since I am pure English?

OP posts:
Luredbyapomegranate · 14/09/2022 10:18

No not at all, Athena has become more popular in the UK recently.

Plus the ancient Greek civilisation is the foundation of Western civilisation, so you have as much claim on it as anyone. I think Thea is fine as full name, but give how popular Theo and Thea are collectively, I think a full name is good as an alternative option.

Isadora and Athena is rather a fantastic pair of sister names - especially as Isadora Duncan was obsessed with Greek mythology. There are some great pictures of her dancing in the Palace of Knossos.

NellietheNumpty · 14/09/2022 10:21


Celeryfavour · 14/09/2022 10:28


Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.