View Poll Results: How do you feel about Portia?

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  • Love

    14 24.14%
  • Like

    21 36.21%
  • Dislike

    20 34.48%
  • Hate

    3 5.17%
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2013

    Still keep thinking of Portia

    Do you think it's a really awful name? I love that its literary and has no nick names. But it seems it never gets used its ranked in the baby name wizard as being #2726

    What do you think of it?

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Los Angeles
    I have friends with an adorable toddler Portia. They are by no means hipsters nor pretentious, just loved the Shakespeare character and the vibe (her middle name is something very unpretentious, like Mae).

    I think people fear it will be confused with Porsche and therefore be lumped in with the Chanel & Hennessy set, but they're so obviously different on paper I think it would take only one correction before that was cleared up. Others fear it sounds porcine, but it's not related.

    I think it's a great name, with a great namesake, and would like to meet yet another small Portia.
    Blade, MD

    XY: Antoine Raphael; Julian Victor
    XX: Cassia Viviane Noor

    Allaire * Emmanuelle * Honora * Lysandra * Marina * Rosamond * Serena * Sylvie * Thea * Verity / Blaise * Cyprian * Evander * Jules * Laurence * Lucian * Marius * Quentin * Rainier * Silvan

    Hayat _ Qamar _ Sahar _ / Altair _ Faraj _ Tariq

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Thanks I guess I can see your point about the car. It's unfortunate when brands or cars use pretty names lol. I liked the name Allegra for so long and it really stinks that their is medication called that. Portia sounds very beautiful to me but I know some people think names like Lexus, Bentley, Mercedes and the ones you mentioned seem sort of trashy.

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Ontario, Canada
    As you can see from my signature, Portia is one of my favourite names ever! It has such an elegant sound, strong but feminine. The The Merchant of Venice is my favourite Shakespeare play and Portia is my favourite character from it, so that's a great association to me. At least here in Canada, we pronounce Portia as por-shah and Porsche is pohr-shuh (not sure how to phonetically write out that German R)- different enough no one ever gets confused.

    I would love to meet a Portia, maybe even name my own daughter that in the future.
    ~Love names, literature, royals and horses~ <3

    Favourite names:
    Girls: Azalea, Cordelia, Elizabeth, Rosalind, Scarlett, Felicity, Juliet
    Boys: Fitzwilliam, Sebastian, Percival, Oliver, Darcy, Orlando

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    I'm another one who loves the name Portia.
    I've only met one and that was a tiny feisty girl in Africa, who made me fall completely in love with the name.

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