What to Expect has thousands of open discussions happening each day. This action cannot be undone. 6 kids; Denver, Co, United States, 1 child; Wisconsin, 3 kids; Gosford, Australia, 3 kids; Texas, 1 child; Springfield, Massachusetts, 3 kids; Olathe, Colorado, 3 kids; New York, 5 kids; Manitoba, 3 kids; Dahlgren, Virginia, 1 child; Waynesboro, Virginia. reviewed by our medical review board and team of experts. Good luck! The only trouble if finding a middle name. If you don't want her to have to spell it out all the time, go with Sophia. I like "Sofia" because it looks modern and fun. We keep them up because there are a ton of great conversations here and we believe you deserve to see them all. Sofia looks quite Eastern European to me, where Sophia is a more general European spelling. So this is kind of a stupid reason, but I like writing Sophia in cursive better than Sofia. I'm Stefanie with a "f" and named my daughter Sofia with a "f" I get a lot of compliments because it's a popular name the f makes it a tad more unique and to me it sounds more feminine!plus we don't call her sofie at all! Dec 16th '09. It is all personal preference. Sofia will definitely be asked to spell their name more than Sophia, but both will probably be misheard a lot for Sophie. I prefer Sophia (seems more feminine to me), but 100% think that you have the last say. It's so much softer and interesting. Second time Mommy / First pregnancy - NAME HELP. I have loved the name Sofia since forever, lucky husband loved it also, I have always wanted the European spelling as we are both from there and I prefer nickname Fia really dislike Soph. The Italian spelling, Sofia. I like Sofia, personally. My surname is Clarke and it's gets very tiresome having to clarify that's it's spelt with an E on the end. Using the 'ph' is an English version. So we decided to name our little girl Sophia Grace very early on in the pregnancy. Is it like Sophia, Sofia or something else? Aww, I love sophia! I prefer the look of Sofia. The given name is first recorded in the beginning of the 4th century. The 'f'' is so much more classic. Diminutive forms include Sophie and Sofie. Neither is bad. We strive to provide you with a high quality community experience. Sofia vs. Sophia MommaNat Due June 24; 1 child; Italy 65 posts . Add Friend Ignore. Are you sure you want to delete your discussion? v I have loved the name Sofia since forever, lucky husband loved it also, I have always wanted the European spelling as we are both from there and I prefer nickname Fia really dislike Soph. My sisters name is Sofi, and it has always been mistakenly spelled Sophie. what do you think about this name? We're naming our daughter Annabella Sophia :). Connect with 1000s of pregnant moms & parents in your area! We work hard to share our most timely and active conversations with you. Sofia or Sophia? Create an account or log in to participate. Sophia is the more common spelling. Sophia, also spelled Sofia, is a feminine given name, from Greek Σοφία, Sophía, "Wisdom". The educational health content on What To Expect is reviewed by our medical review board and team of experts to be up-to-date and in line with the latest evidence-based medical information and accepted health guidelines, including the medically reviewed What to Expect books by Heidi Murkoff. Oh I think it would be so special for your DD to have a neat connection to her daddy with the PH. Are you sure you want to delete your comment? It became very popular in the West beginning in the later 1990s and became one of the most popularly given girls' names in the Western world during the 2010s. which spelling do you think is better? If you like Sofia, then you should go with that. I'm trying to think of names for our baby that don't need explanation for the spelling. This action cannot be undone. But I completely understand your hesitation if you don't LOVE the way. It is a common female name in the Eastern Orthodox countries. The views expressed in community are solely the opinions of participants, and do not reflect those of What to Expect. I think the ph is really pretty written out...for a young girl its more curvy and "pretty" :) plus, I think it would be kind of neat to have a similarity to your husbands name. We respect everyone’s right to express their thoughts and opinions as long as they remain respectful of other community members, and meet What to Expect’s Terms of Use. If you do go with Sofia, people will automatically assume it is spelled Sophia so you will have to correct people a lot. But "Sophia" just looks so classic and regal. that's what I wanted to name a girl if I have another one! If you think it builds character to have a different name, go with Sofia. © 2020 Everyday Health, Inc. Both are beautiful though. Hence I like the traditional ph spelling for sophia just cos I think people will get it right more often. Great name though, it's on our 'maybe' list. It's such a beautiful name, we were going to use it for our first pregnancy if the baby was a girl, but sadly we lost our lo early in the pregnancy, and we haven't felt right using the names we had picked out for our other children. This discussion is archived and locked for posting.