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#1 caitiri

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:57 AM

So I read it in a bad romance novel  blush.gif and I thought I would ask EB names experts.

Is Fia a name in it own right? Does anyone know one?

What names could it be the shortened version of apart from Sophia?

#2 countrymel

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:01 AM

Maybe it's a nickname for Fiona?

It is an Italian name meaning 'flickering fire' but I've never met one.

#3 JuniPooks_

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:04 AM

I've come across one, it was meant to sound like "fear", and in a certain accent it does.

I think it's used as a NN for Fiama? I've come across a Fiama, I like that better and prefer Fia as a NN.

#4 emlis22

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:05 AM

How strange! I came across this name only yesterday and instantly loved it! So I looked it up on BTN and nothing came up. But I really like it original.gif

#5 ~Mintie~

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:06 AM

I work with a Fia, she's a lovely Maori lady. I'm not sure if it's a traditional Maori name though.
Personally I prefer Thea.

#6 iheartu

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:15 AM

We call our daughter Fia, short for Sophia.

We mostly started doing it because her cousin calls her that (couldn't pronounce Sophia) and it was cute. It's kinda stuck original.gif

#7 MissingInAction

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:15 AM

Fiama = Flame in Italian, I think original.gif

#8 opethmum

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:25 AM

Fia is nms but it does remind me of the three letter acronym for F it all.

#9 caitiri

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:51 AM

QUOTE (opethmum @ 08/01/2013, 09:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Fia is nms but it does remind me of the three letter acronym for F it all.


lol I can't believe I didn't notice that.

Oohhh Fiama is nice ty PP's.

I'm not pregnant so its a bit of a hypothetical really but its one of the few girls names I really like that doesn't begin with an E

#10 Gudrun

Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:32 AM

Can be stand-alone but I think of it as more commonly a NN for Sofia.

Other Fia full names:

Filomena
Philana
Philadelphia
Philantha
Serafina
Fiona
Fiametta
Fiamma
Josefina
Phillida
Philippa
Finola
Fianna
Fidelma
Fionnoula

#11 sophiasmum

Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:37 AM

That's what DD2 called DD1 when she was little & couldn't say the full name Sophia. I thought it was really cute & even now I say it sometimes.

#12 Mamabear2010

Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:29 AM

I work with someone who has a daughter called Fia. I don't think it's a nickname- I've never heard her referred to as anything else (ie my colleague has two other children whom she refers to by their full name or their nickname. Fia is always just Fia).
I like it.

#13 stickymicky

Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:46 PM

I really like Fia!
It's on our shortlist

#14 kerilyntaryn

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:21 PM

first thing that came to mind was Fiona or Thea

#15 ~Mo+Moosh~

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:27 PM

I once knew a Phillipa who was called Phia by her family. It really suited her.

I haven't heard it as a stand alone name though.

#16 :ButterBall:

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:28 PM

I know a girl named Fidah and another named Fida beautiful Arabic name

#17 *Finn*

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:32 PM

Some friends of ours have a Sofia who has always been
Called Fia.

#18 la di dah

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:41 PM

Fiorella and Fionnuala/Fiona would be my picks.

#19 Bomber girl

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:45 PM

I know a Tia and a Pia so why not Fia

#20 SFmummyto3

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:57 PM

I knew a Swedish girl named Fia..not short for anything..if you google the name it says it's Swedish and means 'Arising from the dark of peace'.

Another naming site says that it is a Nordic name.

I think it's a lovely name.

#21 kittycat01

Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:08 PM

It means Deer in Irish and probably scotch Gaelic also. I think it's very pretty as a name for a girl original.gif

#22 Bel Rowley

Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:40 AM

I don't mind it as a nickname but as a full name the look of it is really unappealing to me.




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