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Katherine Sarah December 11th, 2007 07:01 AM

I like the name Sophia/Sofia but theres something about it im not sure about. What do you all think of the name?

Acadia December 11th, 2007 09:09 AM

I like it. It still sounds sort of regal to me, but that's sort of diminishing because it's so popular now.

Eirian December 11th, 2007 09:19 AM

I prefer Sophie.

MommytoOliviaandCole December 11th, 2007 10:09 AM

I'm not a fan.

1stbaby December 11th, 2007 10:50 AM

I love the name, but would never use it since it is now so popular.

CameraLinds December 11th, 2007 11:21 AM

I like Sophia and the nn Sophie!

Joselle December 11th, 2007 03:46 PM

I like Sofia.


It still sounds sort of regal to me, but that's sort of diminishing because it's so popular now.[/b]

israelsmommy December 11th, 2007 04:26 PM

Love it! Its my daughters name . I loved it so much i used it even though its getting popular. I prefer Sofia.

*PurpleMidnight* December 11th, 2007 08:12 PM


Miracle December 12th, 2007 12:57 AM

I like it a lot. I didn't use to, but it really grew on me. It sounds very soft and feminine. I don't like Sofia just because it reminds me of "sofa". I much prefer Sophia.

MommaOnCloud9 December 12th, 2007 01:13 AM

I think the name Sophia is beautiful and the nn Sophie is cute.

I wouldn't let its popularity deter you from using it for a child either. When considering the popularity of a baby name, one shouldn't only take into consideration its rank among all names. One should also take into consideration how often it is used. Using the 2006 data given by the Baby Name Wizard voyager, for every 1 million babies born, there were 3,000 Sophia's. So, for every 1,000 babies, there were 3 Sophia's. Now, how many of us know 1,000 babies or young children? How many kids are going to be in your daughter's kindergarten class? 20, maybe 30? So, the statistical likelihood that there will be another Sophia in her class is slim.

What people forget to think about when worried about the popularity of a name is that there is such a diverse name pool that parents use these days. In the 1950s, a majority of the babies born had names in the top 20. Today, less than 10% of babies born have names in the top 20. Parents are much more creative nowadays and using names that do not even make the top 1,000.

Now, maybe the thing bothering you about the name is the "sofa" association? I didn't even think of that until I told a friend that Dh and I were considering Sophia for this baby. She said she knew a couple who named their daughter Sophia because they knew they conceived her on their sofa. :rolleyes:

Katherine Sarah December 12th, 2007 04:51 PM

^ Hahahahahah thats great!!! :lol: ^

Thats a great point that youve made! Popularity has never bothered me in the slightest, i suppose i can understand why it bothers some people. Like you pointed out, i dont know anywhere near 1,000 babies! The only thing that puts me off a name is if i have family or close friends with the name, but even then id use it as a MN without a second thought.

I dont know what it is about Sophia, i like it, i really do, but theres *something* about it that bothers me and i cant put my finger on it. I dont think its the Sofa thing, and im not entirely keen on the NN Sophie either. I dont know what it is!!!

Katherine Sarah December 13th, 2007 06:43 AM

WDYT of Sophia Madeline?

Madeline pronounced Mad-uh-line.

carlyheartsphil December 13th, 2007 07:36 AM

I like it and I think it ages very well! I like the combo Sophia Madeline as well, very pretty.

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