Post # 1
What are your thoughts on the name Sophie?
I have my own set of pros and cons but before we tell everyone that we are choosing Sophie, we want to know what to expect. I personally love it. My husband and I have loved the name since before we even got pregnant. We had our girl name and boy name set. Now that we found out baby is probably a girl, “she” had her legs crossed so we will hopefully know for sure on Wednesday.
Don’t be afraid to say you completely hate it, and Sophia is definitely not an option. (:
I don’t know if it makes it better or worse, but her whole name would be
Sophie Lee LastName…
Okay, comment away (:
Post # 3
@hellobaby: I love the name Sophie. I would put it on our list for when we have a child but I have a really close cousin called Sophia which is too similar for me 🙂
Fingers crossed baby is sitting the right way on Wednesday so you can know for sure!
Post # 4
Thoughts (in no particular order):
Sophie is a lovely, feminine name
There is a strong likelihood that Sophie will be “Sophie L.” (or whatever your last name starts with) or “Little/Big Sophie” for the rest of her life
Sophie Lee is a bit rhyme-y but not many people care about middle names besides parents
BTW, you don’t have to tell people the name before she’s born. Telling people the name before the birth is entree to discussion. Presenting the baby as “Sophie” is a done-deal and you won’t have to worry about defending your choice.
Post # 5
I like Sophie, elegant and pretty.
Post # 7
I LOVE the name Sophie! It’s on the short list of names my FI and I want to name our future child!
Post # 8
I like Sophie. That was my alternate name in French immersion class many moons ago. We got to choose our own, and it’s on my very short list of girl names that I like too.
Post # 9
@nzgirl: My sister just had a girl and I was pushing for her to name baby Sophia because I thought it would be adorable for them to be Sophia and Sophie, haha. She didn’t love it as much and went a different way, awww. I really hope baby let’s us see because I wanted to be team green until I realized how badly I want to start buying clothes and accessories for baby girl or baby boy not baby unknown (:
@BothCoasts: I love that it’s rhymey (: I figured no one would care, so that was why I could have fun with it. I hope baby doesn’t mind that I love being cheesy with this kind of stuff. Haha. Daddy isn’t a fan of the middle name, but isn’t a fan of middle names in general since they’re “pointless” so I guess only I will love calling her Sophie Lee all the time. Also, the Sophie L. thing is what I’m most afraid of. Having a VERY popular name myself, I always had to deal with there being lots of us in the same class, and even later in life at places like work.
@happyface: Yay (:
@star_dust: and @Ms.GoodEarth: Yay, I know it’s really popular; especially being so similar to Sophia, but we can’t find anything we love more (:
Post # 10
My best friend in school was Sophie. So I’l always love the name.
I’m really not sure of Lee as a middle name like pp it’s same-y.
Post # 11
@hellobaby: It sort of depends on where you live and the socioeconomic class of people in your social circle. In Park Slope, Brooklyn (which is sort of upper-middle-class to wealthy income, mostly white, mostly liberal sort of place), you could throw a rock plush toy and hit a Sophie. Part of the challenge is also that Sophia is very popular as a name and you’ll find a percentage of those girls use the nn Sophie as well. So the name is common these days, but it’s by no means guaranteed that she’ll be one of 5 Sophies in kindergarten or anything–MY name is fairly common, particularly in the 80s, but I didn’t meet another girl with it until 7th grade and by that time, we were too old to be calling each other with the last name initial attached (although with the numerous Sarahs and Jennifers in our grades, they often were referred to with full names: “Sarah Anderson or Sarah Foster?”). I know how you feel–we like the name Ella!
But then again, there’s never a guarantee for these things–I know quite a few parents who chose names they thought were unique only to meet another “Keagan” or “Tessa” or “Hunter” (and those are the real names) within the first year in like, daycare. I suppose this might be more irritating than if you came in prepared!
In the end, if you really love it, then use it. She’ll still be unique as a person!
Post # 12
My best friend’s name is Sophia, and she hates the nickname Sophie. So I biased through her with not being a fan. Sorry!
Post # 13
I think it is really cute – as a nickname. To me, it feels too “little girl-y” for a daughter to grow into as an adult. Naming her Sophia and calling her Sophie gives her a more mature, adult name to use when she’s older.
As a PP already noted, be aware that Sophia/Sophie seem to be really popular now she she may very well have multiple others in her class.
I also don’t like Sophie Lee. It’s too cute-sy for my tastes and doesn’t flow that well since they kind of sound the same.
Post # 14
I like the name Sophie (it’s my cats name) but the issue that I have with it is that there’s no “proper” full name since you don’t want to name her Sophia. At some point down the road, she may want to go by a more professional name and being just “Sophie” wouldn’t really allow that. We ran into the same thing with one of our top boy contenders.
We love the name Max but we feel that the kid really needs to have a proper name so if we ever have a boy and decide to use it, he’ll be Maxwell. I certainly don’t like Maxwell as much as I like Max (or even really at all for that matter) but I figure the kid would at least have the option to use the professional name at some point in life even if we only ever call him Max. Maybe I’m the only person who thinks like this but I just wanted to throw it out there.
Post # 15
I love rhyme-y names! Sophie is cute but i would probably spell Lee like this Leigh. Looks more girly.
Post # 16
I like Sophie, but Sophie and Sophia have become soo popular that I wouldn’t use either of them.