Out of Elizabeth Theodora and Athena which sounds best.
- Elizabeth.Vote A
- Theodora.Vote B
- Athena.Vote C
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I'm going against Athena because you can't do much with the name for shortening it, or using nicknames. Kids are cruel, they could shorten her name to "Ath" which sounds like ass with a lisp. I'm just thinking ahead for you. I was given a terrible name from my parents who didn't consider schoolyard teasing. Also, given the meaning of the Greek goddess and what she stood for, if she doesn't live up to her name for being the warrior goddess she was, that can also be something she might learn to live with and wonder about when she gets to learn who Athena was. You may want her to be a strong, beautiful little goddess - but what if she isn't interested later on? What if she just wants to be a little tomboy?
I think if you choose Elizabeth she has so many options to go by Liz, Beth, Betty, Eliza, Lizbeth, Ellie, that she can never grow tired of her name. What ever personality she takes on in life, if it suits her she can pull a name derived from her full name that she can choose without changing what you originally named her. Plus the full name Elizabeth is so classic. These days unique because no one is naming their daughters this as much now.
Theodora is lovely too since I think the shortening of it to "Dora" is cute.
You seem to like that "th" sound in names. Think of how easy a name will be for others to say. If other kids such as young cousins can't get their tongues around the syllables then you'll be in for made-up nicknames based on their capabilities of saying the name. My pick is in the order you gave them, Elizabeth first, Theodora second, and Athena last.
And consider her initials. If you give her the one name and use the other as a middle name, think of how it might sound if run together like a word or if the initials already stand for something else (if you Google it).1