We think it would make an excellent pick for parents who find Theodora too cute and feminine.
She’ll also get to share her name with Theodosia Burr Goodman, the American silent film actress. This moniker isn’t very popular beyond the realms of the gypsies.
It remained in the top 1000 list until the year 1927, when it fell into obscurity. In fact, it was one of the top 300 names in the 1970s and 1980s.
We love this name for its freshness and rhythmic ‘y’ ending sound.
Although it was hugely popular in the late 19th century, it’s on the way for a comeback.
This moniker was once associated with the slaves and is still well used in the African-American community.
It has made literary appearances in Oscar Wilde’s play, “A Woman of No Importance”, Theodore Dreiser’s novel “An American Tragedy”, and John Irving’s novel “A Prayer for Owen Meaney”. This lovely Puritan virtue name has a quality that is deeply undervalued today.
This moniker is distinctive and stylish, which is a beautiful and rare combination.
This moniker would appeal parents who like names with soft sound and admirable meaning.
Yes, it does seem to be out of favor, but every great name bounces back, and so will Ethelinda.