(Closed) An adorable baby by any other name, would still be adorable…

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@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
2605 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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


By The Way, 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
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

I like Sophie, elegant and pretty.

Post # 6
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Love the name Sophie. 

Post # 7
1925 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I LOVE the name Sophie!  It’s on the short list of names my Fiance and I want to name our future child!

Post # 8
4327 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

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 # 10
5065 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

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
2605 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@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
1477 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I love rhyme-y names! Sophie is cute but i would probably spell Lee like this Leigh. Looks more girly.

Post # 16
2775 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I like Sophie, but Sophie and Sophia have become soo popular that I wouldn’t use either of them.

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