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Sofie or Sophie?
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Adayinthelifee · 22/09/2022 22:08

which spelling is better? Baby is British with parents of Arab ethnicity. I don’t really like the more popular Sophia/ Sofia/ Safia options…

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inappropriateraspberry · 22/09/2022 22:11

I think Sophie looks nicer when written and most people will spell it like this anyway. Sofia works with an f, but Sofie looks odd somehow!

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DramaAlpaca · 22/09/2022 22:19

I agree completely with inappropriateraspberry

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MarigoldPetals · 22/09/2022 22:19

Sophie

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Lottsbiffandsmudge · 22/09/2022 22:19

Sophie

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Luredbyapomegranate · 22/09/2022 22:21

Sophie

In the Uk she’ll spend her entire life explaining Sofie

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Adayinthelifee · 22/09/2022 22:22

Would it be strange for her to be Sophie since we are Arab? I know that Sofia is the more international spelling which is why I thought maybe Sofie would be more suited to our baby. I like the Sophie spelling but I’m not sure if it will suit her.

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RebeccaCloud9 · 22/09/2022 22:22

Sophie unless there is a good reason for the other spelling. (Is it usually the other way for those with Arab ethnicity?)

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RebeccaCloud9 · 22/09/2022 22:23

I've never seen it spelled Sofie

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Airymanning · 22/09/2022 22:24

I prefer Sofie.

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MbatataOwl · 22/09/2022 22:25

I like Sofie

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Adayinthelifee · 22/09/2022 22:27

@RebeccaCloud9 I’ve seen it spelt like Sofia amongst Arabs. Safia / Safiya is also very popular.
Sophie/ Sofie isn’t very common for Arab girls but I like it so much more than the other options.

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Lottsbiffandsmudge · 22/09/2022 22:31

If Sofie isn't and Arab name I don't see why Sophie is a problem? It's the usual UK spelling and she will spend her whole life spelling it out if you call her Sofie

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DeeDeeDaisy · 22/09/2022 22:36

Sophie

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kuvira · 23/09/2022 09:35

For a child growing up the UK, I would recommend Sophie. I've only seen the spelling "Sofie" in a European context. Most people in the UK probably wouldn't know it exists.

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ginghamstarfish · 23/09/2022 09:50

Sofie makes it look like you misspelled it.

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Bananarama21 · 23/09/2022 09:56

I have a Sophie sofie doesn't look right written down.

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pepsirolla · 23/09/2022 09:58

X teaching assistant here. Sophie in uk, unless you want her to spend a lifetime confirming the correct spelling

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teaandtoastwithmarmite · 23/09/2022 10:17

I like Sofie but I have a Sofia lol

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ChickenRat · 23/09/2022 10:20

I'm voting for Sophie rather than Sofie but that's because it's my name and I spell it like that

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TigerRag · 23/09/2022 10:26

My name is Sofie and I'm constantly having to correct people on how to spell or pronounce it. Nearly always get Sofia.

Annoying.

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Lilacsunflowers · 23/09/2022 19:37

Sofie is the more popular spelling in Europe.

Pronounced SoFEE

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Yika · 23/09/2022 19:51

I like both actually. Have also seen Sophy. Whatever the spelling, it's a lovely name.

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France98 · 24/09/2022 01:03

I've taught a Sofia and a Sofiya (neither were Arabs.) I've never come across a Sofie and I agree, it doesn't look right written down.

I think Sophie would be lovely, even with your Arab heritage.

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