Stephanie nn Sophie'?

I think I’ve posted this before but apparently that thread got deleted before I had a chance to read any responses (if there were any in the first place)

So I was wondering what your thoughts are on using [name_f]Sophie[/name_f] as a nickname for [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f]. I’m aware there’s no o sound in [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] which might make it a bit weird? But I love both [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] and [name_f]Sophie[/name_f] and was just curious about using them this way. I don’t really like [name_f]Sophia[/name_f] yet I don’t think [name_f]Sophie[/name_f] can stand alone.


It doesn’t make any sense to me. The only similarity is that it starts with S and ends with -ie. That doesn’t seem like enough to me. It’s a bit out there, but what abut [name_f]Sophronia[/name_f]?

I agree with everything [name_f]Dany[/name_f] said. I’m a fan of non-obvious nickname, but [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] and [name_f]Sophie[/name_f] are two different names. I think a name and nickname need to share more letters and/or sound.

Why don’t you think [name_f]Sophie[/name_f] can stand alone? it is a lovely, legitimate name; I think it’s quite timeless actually…

[name_f]Sophie[/name_f] can definitely stand alone. I have known several [name_f]Sophie[/name_f]'s in my life that were just that. I think calling your daughter [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] just to call her [name_f]Sophie[/name_f] is a little silly. It doesn’t make sense. I think you should pick one or the other (my vote is for [name_f]Sophie[/name_f] as [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] is a little 90s).

[name_f]Sophie[/name_f] is a standalone name, I don’t know why you believe it can’t standalone. I know a LOT of [name_f]Sophie[/name_f]'s who are anything from 14 to 25 years old, when it became a popular standalone name (in [name_m]Britain[/name_m], that is). It’s a name in its own right and [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] as the longer version is odd, considering I know twins who are 18 called [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] and [name_f]Sophie[/name_f], lol.

Doesn’t work for me either.

Okay, I’m just going to say that yes, [name_f]Sophie[/name_f] works as a standalone name however I personally would prefer it as a nickname – unless I just really loved [name_f]Sophie[/name_f] and that’s what I’d be calling my child all the time. I think it never really makes sense to try to find a longer name you like so-so just to get a nickname you love. However, here are some thoughts:


But if you love [name_f]Sophie[/name_f], go with [name_f]Sophie[/name_f].

I agree that [name_f]Sophie[/name_f] doesn’t make sense as a nickname for [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] (the different name roots and the lack of “o” sound in [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] and lack of “t” in [name_f]Sophie[/name_f] make it seem really counterintuitive), and that [name_f]Sophie[/name_f] can easily stand on its own anyway. [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] is clearly from what is now the “mom name” generation - if you can’t live with either [name_f]Sophia[/name_f] or [name_f]Sophie[/name_f] I’d suggest one of the above suggestions - [name_f]Sophronia[/name_f] seems most intuitive [name_f]IMO[/name_f].

I too prefer [name_f]Sophie[/name_f] to [name_f]Sophia[/name_f]. But it is the formal, full [name_m]French[/name_m] name, not a nickname that some people choose to use on its own. [name_m]Just[/name_m] as [name_u]Julie[/name_u] is the [name_m]French[/name_m] form of [name_f]Julia[/name_f], and [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] of [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f], [name_f]Sophie[/name_f] is the [name_m]French[/name_m] [name_f]Sophia[/name_f]. Looking at your other favorites I guess you already know this, but I don’t think you need to worry about other people thinking it is a nickname.

[name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] has grown on me lately but isn’t my style. This arrangement seems like too much work. I’d suggest either [name_f]Sophie[/name_f] or [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f]. The similar Sephie could probably work as a NN.

Thanks every for your responses :slight_smile: I totally see what you are saying when you think it doesn’t work. (that’s the reason why I wasn’t sure and asked this). [name_m]Just[/name_m] exploring ideas

Yeah, that doesn’t work. I would just name her [name_f]Sophie[/name_f].

Well, to me [name_f]Sophie[/name_f] is a different name. However I can´t understand why finding a nickname is sooooooo important. [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] is such a lovely name, [name_f]Sophie[/name_f] as well. I certainly prefer [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] but of course it is your choice :slight_smile:

I think its do-able. But why would you want to?
[name_f]Sophie[/name_f] is a name on its own. Its never been a nickname, and there is no full name for it. [name_f]Sophie[/name_f] is [name_f]Sophie[/name_f].

[name_u]Stevie[/name_u] is the best nickname for [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f], I think. Other than boring old [name_u]Steph[/name_u] or Stephy anyway :slight_smile:

It does not make much sense to me, and its seems a bit of a stretch name-wise. If [name_f]Sophie[/name_f] is not good enough alone, yet [name_f]Sophia[/name_f] is not your favorite, what about: [name_f]Sophronia[/name_f]? Or go with [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f], with the nickname Stephie or [name_u]Steph[/name_u].