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    Honor Middle For Theodora

    My absolute favorite name for a girl right now is Theodora and i adore the nickname Thea. Lucky for me, my SO also loves it. The problem is: We can't decide what middle we like better. Our list so far:

    Theodora Lillian-Lillian was my SO's great-grandmother. I only knew her for about two years, but she was a wonderful woman (she lived to be 96!)

    Theodora Elizabeth-Elizabeth was a friend of mine whom passed away a few years ago. My only issue is it might be a bit long? Then again the surname only contains six letters so i might overthink this.

    Theodora Ingrid-Ingrid is for my mum.

    Theodora Jane-My SO's mum.

    Our idea would be to use Ingrid or Jane now and save the other one for a potential second daughter. (Then off course it's possible that we won't have any daughters at all so i might not be an issue, haha)

    Anyway, which one of these would you use? Other honor names we consider: Maria, Cecilia, Helene, Linnea, Margareta.
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    Oscar Johannes Bertil or Thea Florence Maria
    EDD April 14th 2020

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    Theodora Lilian sounds best to me. Theodora Elizabeth is long, but not excessively so. Personally I think Ingrid sounds a bit harsh with Theodora. Jane is nice, but Theodora Lilian is just my preference.
    That said, with honour names I feel the significance of the person can often sway the love of the name. Flow is not really the most important thing, as first name and middle name rarely get used together. Someone's middle name is often just a 'fun fact'
    Girls Names
    Mavis Sylvia Lyra Evadne Ilaria

    Girls Middles/Honours
    Juliet Margot Vera Celia Rosalie Eleanor


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    Daniel Charles Jonas Piers Thomas


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    Theodora Lillian and Theodora Ingrid are my favourites, they sound so lovely
    Agatha Alexandria Josefina
    Florence Tallulah Blythe // Beatrix Elizabeth Opal
    Vivian Romilly Rose // Salome Cosima Daphne
    Tabitha // Regina

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    Hi there.

    This is tricky. Are you worried about offending a mother or mother in law? I like Theodora Ingrid better than Theodora Jane. It flows nicer & is just more interesting. Theodora Lilian does sound the nicest though. Theodora Elizabeth would be lovely to honor your friend, & I don't think that it's too long.

    So, in conclusion I'm not help because I think they are all good choices. Theodora Lillian does sound the prettiest though, & you won't offend any living grandmas. .
    Fur mommy to Amelia Skye, Artemis Sebastian & Fiona Beatrix

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    I love Theodora Lillian (Or maybe Theodora Lily?) and Theodora Jane

    Little Laddies
    Asa Peregrine Jude
    Jasper Leo Augustin
    Bruno Sebastian Wilde
    Arthur Jules Hawthorn

    Little Lassies
    Sylvie Ada Juniper
    Thea Marigold Noor
    June Eliza Primrose
    Etta Wildflower Jane

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    Hello, and congrats! Theodora is a lovely name, and you have many wonderful options. Quick thought: Since Lily, and by extension other Lily names, were originally nicknames for Elizabeth, you could honor two people by picking either of those names or a variant.
    Aine (she/her)

    Esme Leocadia Lark *Kerensa Bloom * Juno Viveca * Vienna Soleil * Lyra Marisol * Junia Bellamy * Vega Sabine * Noor Leocadia * Bronte Olympia * Sarai Nicola * Anouk Theodosia * Geneva Lilias * Gaia Rosamund

  7. #7
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    Theodora Jane and Theodora Lillian are amazing!!
    Grace
    Sarai Matilda|Cherith Eliza|Sholto Felix|Tristan Rafferty
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    I adore Theodora! Such a sweet pick, and all your middle name options are wonderful too. My favorite from your list would be Theodora Ingrid...it's such an unexpected pairing, and I love the flow. I like Theodora Lillian as well, my only critique would be that is perhaps a bit of a mouthful (same with Theodora Elizabeth). However, overall I like how the two look together. Theodora Jane is also very nice, just not as much of a 'wow' factor as Theodora Ingrid or Theodora Lillian in my opinion.

    Best of luck!
    Opal Seraphine • Theodora Grace • June Olympia
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    Theodora Jane is lovely!

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    Thank you so much, everyone! Your inputs are very helpful and appreciated
    Waiting For...
    Oscar Johannes Bertil or Thea Florence Maria
    EDD April 14th 2020

    Combos That I Love Part 1
    Cosima Guinevere * Anouk Valentina * Flora Magdalene*
    Poppy Matilda * Gwendolyn Alice* Seraphina Lily* Iris Paloma
    Lydia Clementine *Ophelia Rose * Juno Cecilia * Willow Hermione



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