Theodora “Theo” Crain is also seen in the television adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House. In this adaptation, Theo is related to Eleanor (affectionately called Nell), and Luke as opposed to the novel where they are all strangers. Additionally, the show’s Theodora has psychic powers concentrated in her sense of touch. She is played by actress Kate Siegal.
Very elegant and beautiful name.
I love it. I'd use Thora for a nickname.
This is one of my favourite girl's names ever! It sounds absolutely lovely, plus if you want you can shorten it to Thea or Dora.
This is a serious, strong name! Maybe feels too much for a child, but people are getting older, so it should be good. Many nice nicknames also. Strong name!
Too precious and over-the-top.
Along with Bernadette this is my favorite name! It's very beautiful and since I don't want children of my own I'm quite pleased it's rising in popularity.
I hate all names that end in Dora.
Theordora “Teddie” Smith is a youtuber who was on “Seven Perfect Angels”.
I think Theodora is a very old fashioned name. I personally don’t like it. I think it sounds cocky and that it’s to obviously derived from Theodore.
The name Theodora was given to 50 girls born in the US in 2016.
Dated yet cute. It's way better than the names of Dorothy or Dora anyway.
The name Theodora was given to 80 girls born in the US in 2015.
The name is also used in Denmark, and Germany.
A very feminine name, not too common, and would age nicely with the person. I honestly think this name sounds good for a grandmother or a young girl. It works for all ages.
The famous British 18th century poet William Cowper had a cousin called Theodora Jane (c1734-1824) - a very elegant combo, though in some sources re Cowper it's spelled Theadora Jane. Her sisters were Harriot (that spelling) and Elizabeth Charlotte.
I took this as my Confirmation name, in honor of my great-grandmother--so it's now my second middle name after Kathleen (my mom's name!) My great-grandma was one feisty, strong woman, and although I wish I could have known her much longer, we continue to find ways in which I am like her. So I was honored to take her name--which is very distinguished and old-fashioned (in a good way.) I do wish my parents had opted to name me after her, actually. I'd have definitely been the only Theodora in my school... possibly in the county. :p And I would have used Dory as a nickname (my great-grandma used Doris.) Ah, well! ^^
Also used in the Netherlands.
The name Theodora was given to 67 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Robbie Williams daughter is called Theodora "Teddy" Rose Williams.
I know someone with this name, but I think she spells it differently... Anyway, she goes by Teddy. I prefer Thea personally :)
If Theodora has a twin, you could name her Dorothea. They are anagrams!
It reminds me of Alvin and the Chipmunks crossed with Dora the Explorer...?
Theodora Richards is an American model. She is the daughter of Keith Richards and Patti Hansen.
Theodora is the name of a character in the 1963 psychological horror film, The Haunting; based on the novel The Haunting of Hill House. She goes by her nickname, "Theo," for most of the film.
I love this name, I think it sounds so theatrical, and overly superfluous, in a good way. Also, it has so many usable nicknames, such as Thea and Dora; of course, as the child gets older, you could use just Theodora, to sound more sensible, professional, serious and grown-up, as opposed to the more girly nicknames. So, yes, a brilliant and extremely usable name, definitely one to consider. :)
Name of a very beautiful opera/oratorio by Handel full of the most exquisitely beautiful music. One of the greatest works of art of all time. Its subject is the saint not the Byzantine empress.
I do like this name, I like Thea, Dora, Do, Oda as nicknames.
I absolutely love this name, and love the history behind it-- Empress Theodora was great. At the very least, this will wind up being one of my future child's middle name.
British-Polish actress Kazia Pelka and Brian Jordan have a daughter Theodora Jordan, born 2000.
I like this name. It just sounds so elegant and sophisticated, quite unlike many of the girls' names used today.
Listen to the German pronunciation of Theodora here:
Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (1906-1969) was the second child and daughter of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg. She was married to Prince Berthold, Margrave of Baden and had three children. She was the older sister of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (b. 1983) is the younger daughter and fourth child of former King Constantine of Greece and his wife Queen Anne-Marie.
I love this name to death, especially due to the Empress Theodora.
My name is Theodora. I have been called Teddie or Theo all my life. Although many people think this is a pretty name, I have found it to be useless. Do not give your child a name that is so different or with a fancy different spelling. It is annoying and cumbersome. I am constantly being referred to as Mr. when I am a Ms. I was even assigned a "big brother" instead of a "big sister" when I was a college freshman. I guess that wasn't all bad but it did not last long when they got a look at me. Give your child a practical name, easy to pronounce and spell.
To the poster with the name Theodora, I am sorry that people assumed you were a guy because of your name. That is very sad and does not make sense to me since there is the feminine ending.
I would still use this name in a heartbeat. I love this name.
I love this name. It's rare, pretty, and refined. My favourite nickname for it is Theda.
This name is so totally awesome. I actually know TWO Theodoras, which is kinda like lightning striking the same place twice. One everyone calls Thea, and the others name is Theodora Mae, so everybody calls her Dora Mae.
I think that in the next twenty years or so, names such as this one, Eleanor, and other old fashioned names will make a major comeback as backlash to the just plain silly girls names bestowed on babies today.
I believe this is the name of the main character in Kit Pearson's award-winning book Awake and Dreaming, although she goes by Theo.

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