Opinion of the female names Seraphina and Ophelia? Watch

Sarah1999
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Personally I love the name Seraphina, I like how it's long and has four syllables, and it can be shortened - for example, Sera, Phina, Nina etc.

I also like Ophelia, which ovbiously has four syllables and can be shortened to Phelia and Lia.

Negative and positive comments on the names welcome!
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The first one is a nice name - the shortenings are a bit weird.
The second is not my cup of tea - more of an African-sounding name if that doesn't sound racist. It's not intended to.
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I'm not really a fan of names that can easily cause confusion. Usually anything that involves, "Excuse me, how do you spell that?" or just any general mispronunciation when read aloud.
The above might be a slight issue with the first name. Less likely for the second.
The second isn't too bad but personally I'm not a huge fan.
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Seraphina sounds cool. I like that.
Ophelia sounds weird. Sounds like something you'd learn in biology about the female body
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Ah.. I don't really like the sound of Ophelia.

Seraphina sounds good though. What's the point of choosing a nice name and then shortening it?
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Ophelia? You mean like.... ped-Ophelia? Yeah, doesn't like good.
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My great gran's second name was the French version of Seraphina so I like it It's a nice name, very nymph like

Less keen on Ophelia but if you like Shakespeare
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(Original post by MsFahima)
Ah.. I don't really like the sound of Ophelia.

Seraphina sounds good though. What's the point of choosing a nice name and then shortening it?
Often it's easier for other people to call you by a shortened name. Also using a full name often sounds serious.
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Unlike most people here, I quite like the sound of Ophelia. It's the connotations it has that I don't like - I can't think about Ophelia without thinking "drowned".

I like how angelic Seraphina sounds.
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(Original post by ReputableChav)
Often it's easier for other people to call you by a shortened name. Also using a full name often sounds serious.
But the full names are so much nicer! (imo anyway). Just take Seraphina for example. Sera/Phina/Nina... doesn't sound great.
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Not really a fan of Seraphina, sounds too frilly and posh.
I love the name Ophelia but wouldn't use it because of the mental illness/suicide connotations in Hamlet.
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My mother's middle name is Ophelia
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(Original post by MsFahima)
But the full names are so much nicer! (imo anyway). Just take Seraphina for example. Sera/Phina/Nina... doesn't sound great.
I'd say the full name, give it a good 5 seconds of appreciation, then go with Phina for simplicity! I wouldn't be able to keep on using the full name, it would get too much xD
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Seraphina is a dumb name, too long, posh, awful.
Ophelia is a better name but she's a crazy lady in Hamlet so I really don't know why you'd name your daughter that. Get thee to a nunnery.
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(Original post by ReputableChav)
I'd say the full name, give it a good 5 seconds of appreciation, then go with Phina for simplicity! I wouldn't be able to keep on using the full name, it would get too much xD
Haha. Maybe! :lol:
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For the record I'm not pregnant, and don't plan on getting pregnant for a long time.

I just love both names (especially Seraphina) and wanted to know others opinions as they're both quite unusual names.

Thanks for all your comments :-).
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