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    Althea

    Lately I have been loving Althea. What are your thoughts on the name?

    Do you prefer Theia (Thea, I just prefer this spelling of it) or Althea?
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    I love Althea. It sounds ancient and grounded and literary. It is less used than Thea, which while also a great name, has the potential challenge of multiple pronunciations.
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    I really like Althea and I think it's my preference. It's unusual but familiar at the same time
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    I like it. It's old fashioned, sweet & strong sounding. I mainly love the nn Thea, but actually prefer Anthea to Althea. A little more whimsical and a little less old lady.
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    Althea is beautiful. It's great because it offers multiple nicknames like Theia/Thea or Allie. A friend just named her daughter Althea and they've been calling her Tea (like tee-uhh) or Tee (like the letter).

    I've also been loving Alethea. That extra eee sound is really pretty and feminine.

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    Thank you for your replies
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    I prefer Althea. It's familiar, yet not at all common. I actually met an elderly woman with this name just last week and thought to myself just how nice it was. It's the first time I've ever actually seen it in use. The only issue I have with Althea is the potential of nickname Ally/Allie, which I myself really dislike, and think diminishes its magic.

    [I do prefer both Anthea and Alethea, but Althea is lovely too]

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    In prefer Althea too!
    Ive read a book with an amazing character called Althea
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    I absolutely looooooove Althea. I much prefer it to just Thea, although I like that name, too. And if you go with the full Althea, there is always the possibility of using Thea as a nickname, anyway, should you or she decide you prefer it.

    I'd also like to second a previous poster by throwing the name Alethea in there for consideration. I went to school with an absolutely brilliant Alethea, and I've been a big fan of the sound of it and the meaning ('truth') my whole life!

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    Thanks for the replies.
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