Do you know of any similar names?

I’m pregnant with my first child and my husband and I have been searching for “the perfect name” for a while now. We’re really struggling with boy’s names, however, we have two possible girl’s names:

[name]Thea[/name] (pronounced [name]Tay[/name]-ah) - I saw this name on the site the other day :slight_smile:

We like short, sweet names with personality… does anyone know of any similar names (boy’s and girl’s)?

I love [name]Eve[/name] with the nickname [name]Evie[/name], but [name]Evie[/name] as a first name isn’t substantial enough for me. [name]Thea[/name] is beautiful, too, but you’re going to encounter a lot of pronunciation and spelling issues. I, for one, would have mistaken it for Thee-uh, the nickname of [name]Theodora[/name].

Some more ideas:


[name]Edward[/name] (nn [name]Teddy[/name])
[name]Theodore[/name] (nn [name]Theo[/name])
[name]Nathan[/name]/[name]Nathaniel[/name] ([name]Ned[/name], [name]Nate[/name])
[name]Charles[/name] (nn [name]Charlie[/name] or [name]Chip[/name])
[name]Dashiell[/name] (nn [name]Dash[/name])

Favorites: [name]Miles[/name], [name]Milo[/name], [name]Henry[/name], [name]Edward[/name], [name]Oliver[/name], [name]Owen[/name]
[name]Daisy[/name], [name]Maisie[/name], [name]Esme[/name], [name]Ruby[/name], [name]Beatrix[/name], [name]Rose[/name]

Good luck! :slight_smile:

I would use [name]Evie[/name] as a nickname for [name]Evelyn[/name]. Or for [name]Eve[/name].
I like the name [name]Anthea[/name]. Then I would call her [name]Thay[/name]-ah for short.
Other ideas for girls:
[name]Edie[/name] (short for [name]Edith[/name])
[name]Daisy[/name] (short for [name]Margaret[/name])
[name]Milly[/name] (short for [name]Millicent[/name] or [name]Camilla[/name])
[name]Tillie[/name] (short for [name]Matilda[/name])
I think it’s good these days to give a daughter a name that is formal and then you can call her a nickname of that name. You never know what job she will end up having. If she ends up being a judge or a school principal, she will appreciate having a formal name on the little sign on her office door! I know because I was the president of a small company for several years. I appreciated my name [name]Susan[/name] [name]Chesney[/name] on my door, not [name]Susie[/name] [name]Chesney[/name].

For boys:
[name]Clayton[/name] nn [name]Clay[/name]
[name]Finnian[/name] nn [name]Finn[/name]
[name]Isaac[/name] nn [name]Ike[/name]
[name]Nicholas[/name] nn [name]Cole[/name] or just [name]Cole[/name] would be fine

Why not spell [name]Thea[/name] differently? [name]Taya[/name] and [name]Tea[/name] are options.