My feed
Premium

Please
or
to access all these features

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

Baby names

Longer versions of Alice and Dora

53 replies

barglia · 21/02/2023 16:02

I love Dora and Alice but my partner prefers longer more unusual names. We have decided that we can both get what we want by choosing a longer version of the names I like.


For Dora we have
Dorathy
Dorathea
Theodora
Teodora

DP says these are all too normal other than Dorothea, but we know a little Dorothea who goes by Thea so would want to avoid that one.

For Alice we have

Alicia - Horrible girl I went to schools with name
Althea- can't make my mind up on it.

Any others?

OP posts:
somanybooks · 21/02/2023 16:03

Isadora

CatMattress · 21/02/2023 16:05

I was going to say Isadora.

Alice isn't really a shortening of anything, you could spell it with a y - Alys, or try Alyssa. Or go with something that is similar sounding like Clarissa or Melissa and just use 'liss'?

BuffaloCauliflower · 21/02/2023 16:05

Alice is a whole name. It doesn’t make sense as a nickname for another name. If you like Alice, use Alice.

Dorothy is spelt with 2 o’s and is a lovely name, as is Dorothea and Theodora, all would make sense to have Dora as a nickname.

Rahrahrahraah · 21/02/2023 16:06

I really like Alethea (although I'm not really sure it shortens to Alice)

Rahrahrahraah · 21/02/2023 16:06

Also I love Dorothy

MissHavishamsMouldyOldCake · 21/02/2023 16:07

Dorian

MissHavishamsMouldyOldCake · 21/02/2023 16:08

and the 1990s classic Wizadora of course

Paturday · 21/02/2023 16:09

Dorathy is awful

id choose Alyssa or Theodora

MissHavishamsMouldyOldCake · 21/02/2023 16:10

Pandora!

Daliah · 21/02/2023 16:10

Dorabella

Spendonsend · 21/02/2023 16:11

Doralice

ThatshallotBaby · 21/02/2023 16:12

Isadora definitely

MurderSheSpoke · 21/02/2023 16:12

Alyssandra

MissHavishamsMouldyOldCake · 21/02/2023 16:12

Ælswith

Watercoloursky · 21/02/2023 16:13

So gutted that someone got to 'Wizadora' before me!

Joking aside - Alison for Alice? Though Alice is a beautiful name in its own right.

Whataretheodds · 21/02/2023 16:14

These are just other names, mostly.

Isadora is your best bet

AdaColeman · 21/02/2023 16:21

Apollidora
Artemidora
Elladora

I would spell Dorothy this traditional way, and as you like Dorothy, have you considered Dorrit?

WordtoYoMumma · 21/02/2023 16:28

I have a friend with a daughter called Isadora and I cannot ever see her without the Wizadora theme tune getting stuck in my head

Sorry, not helpful.

Theodora is an awesome name.

Alicia or Alison for Alice, or double barrel it? Alice-Marie? Alice-Jane?

GeorgiaGirl52 · 21/02/2023 16:30

Analicia

RoseMarigoldViolet · 21/02/2023 16:45

Isadora is beautiful!

Artisticpaint · 21/02/2023 16:46

Alison

EltonMess · 21/02/2023 16:57

My DD is Theodora, Known as Dora

barglia · 21/02/2023 17:38

thank you I will post all suggestions to DP

OP posts:
barglia · 21/02/2023 17:38

Theres an Isabel in the family so I feel that knocks off Isadora

OP posts:
JamSandle · 21/02/2023 17:41

Alissa

Please create an account

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