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  1. #1
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    Have you heard this name?

    I've been looking through family heritage names for inspiration and came across what I think is a lovely gem that is not currently in the database. What I love about this name is how it fits in with recent naming trends and also has THREE...yes...THREE adorable nicknames. Ready for it...


    SOPHRIANA.

    Nicknames:
    Sophie, Annie, Ana, (and even Rhianna?)

    What do you think? To me it falls nicely in the the Greek revival category along with Sophia, Penelope, Phoebe, Chloe, Zoe crowd. I don't think it is actually a Greek name. Not sure of its origins at all beyond that is was used by my family for several generations in the early 1800s.

  2. #3
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    Hmm. It's intriguing. I've come across Sophronia and Sophiana/Sofiana before, but never Sophriana. I think I prefer Sophronia or Sophia/Sofia, but it is quite nice, and I agree it would fit in with modern trends.

  3. #5
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    I've never heard it, but it sounds lovely.
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  4. #7
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    I've seen it before on some random website years ago, but I've never heard it on an actual person (or anywhere else besides that one website). I'm not a fan of the name. I mean, I don't hate it, but it's not something I'd ever consider using. To me, it sounds like someone is saying 'So free Ana.' I tend to not like names that sound like sentenses, and I just dont' like the sound of it.
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  5. #9
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    I agree with the pp, it sounds more like a sentence than a name. Sophronia and Sophie-Anna are much more to my liking, and seem more legit. Since it's an 1800s name my best guess would be it's a misspelling of one of the two. If you look through the SSA charts there were lots of variant spellings back then on unusual names.
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