Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:28 pm
Post subject: Too unusual?
Hi, I am 20 weeks with my first and my hubbie and I are debating names. I really like the name Theo for a boy, but don't want people assuming I mean Theodore, as I don't like that nearly as much. What do people think? Do you know any Theo's? Is it too unusual. Hubbie also likes Thea if it's a girl, but I'm not too sure about that, I think he's made the name up!!!
Any help appreciated.
Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:45 pm
Ha! That's one of the names we are considering if we have a boy. Theo on its own is a nice name, it doesn't have to be short for anything, but it could be short for Theobald (I don't like that one so much) or Theodric (Scandinavian) as well as Theodore, which I think is nice, despite the chipmunk thing! I was badly teased about my name at school so I intend to be quite careful when choosing a name but I think Theo is safe!
Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:36 pm
Post subject: Theo and Thea
I know a Theo - i think it is a lovely name for a boy, but it really does remind my of the chipmonks ! I love the name Thea for a girl, it was one of my choices, but i am having a boy so its out of the window!!!!!.
Rest assured, your husband has not made the name up !!!! There is a singer called Thea Gilmore. Shes cool. It is also based on very old names such as the Goddess Athena. ( I think someone else might have mentioned this )
Good luck - we are still 'debating' boys names - i only have 3 weeks unitl D-day. We are going to see what he looks like when he is born ( maybe a bit wrinkly and grumpy !!!!!!!) X
Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:52 pm
Thea is lovely and one we thought of too for a girl. Theo I think sounds very distinguished like a shakespearean character or a wall street tycoon but very classy. My brother is just Ben but not Benjamin and no-one ever questioned whether it was shortened. I think nowadays you can get away with a lot more. I'm going for Beth for a girl but not Bethany or Elizabeth just plain Beth so I think Theo would be fine.
Good luck xx