Baby Name Opinions Wanted:Thea

posted 2 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Do you consider Thea a "trendy" name?
    Yes : (19 votes)
    22 %
    No : (67 votes)
    78 %
  • Post # 33
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    579 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    anabee323 :  No, I’m not thinking of the name Tea. It might be worth noting, though, that neither of the Tay-ah Theas I know are American. 

    ETA: I have heard Thee-ah in the news lately, in coverage of the death of Edie Windsor – her first wife’s name was Thea Spyer. 

    Post # 34
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    1192 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    My original thought is that it was pronounced Thay-uh before reading your note.  If you love it, then I’d say go for it!

    Post # 35
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    2514 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    I’ve never heard Thea pronounced any other way than “thee-a”. I really like it, especially with jordan. 

    I know someone that named their daughter Tinley…I just…can’t with that name. Ick. 

    Post # 38
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    5028 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2017

    stephanie091512 :  When I think of the name Jordan I think of the river Jordan where Jesus was baptized which dates pretty far back.  Personally I don’t feel its unmatched next to Thea.

    Post # 39
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    2514 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    MrsHawkeye :  all the yes. 

    Anyways, I think its a beautiful timeless name. One of my best friends is named Jordan (girl) so I am partial to that name 🙂

    Post # 40
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    197 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    MrsHawkeye :  I like it!  I don’t think it’s gonna be the next Brinley or Kylee or whatever (I have a 6-year-old niece and boy do her friends have weird names).  Thea is old-fashioned enough that I don’t think it will ever become super popular.  It reminds me of Hazel or Mabel or Dorothy – names that our great-grandmothers would have had.  I’m glad names like that are making a small comeback – my 14-year-old niece is Stella, which I think falls into that category.  It’s gotten more popular since, but I know for sure she’s the only one in her jr. high school with that name.

    Post # 41
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    1356 posts
    Bumble bee

    I have no idea how to pronounce it. As a person that has a name that is always mispronounced and misspelled, it is going to get realllly annoying for your kid.

    Post # 42
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    2456 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I love the name Thea, but if you are given to being concerned about “trendy” or “not trendy” I’d choose something else.

    I snorted while reading “older name like Barbara”, because the concept of names being older or younger is ludicrous to me.

    As an old woman who was cursed with a weird name, I also dislike unisex names, made up names and place names, because I know what a millstone it is for a child to bear this through school and beyond. 

     

     

    Post # 43
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    197 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    HoneysHoney :  Really?  Wouldn’t you just pronounce it like it’s spelled?  It’s like the feminine version of Theodore, which I doubt you would be confused by.

    Post # 44
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    197 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    ann.reid.9277 :  I get what she means about Barbara – it’s totally a name I associate with women born in the 1950’s.  Linda is the exact same – there was a hilarious episode of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” where the characters are all weirded out by a guy who named his baby Linda. LOL.  I mean, do you know any women in their 30’s or younger named Barbara (OK the young Barbara Bush but that’s unusual) or Linda?  Or Deborah?

    By the same token, I know zero children currently being named Amy or Jennifer or Jessica or Michelle or Melissa.  Very popular names of people born in the 70s like me.

    Post # 45
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    467 posts
    Helper bee

    I read it as They-ah, but Thee-ah makes sense too. I would just expect lots of people mis-pronouncing it her whole life. As someone with a name people oftern mis-pronounce, its never really bothered me that much, so its something to consider but shouldn’t be a deal-breaker. 

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