Sophie vs Colin - What's the difference?

sophie | colin |

As nouns the difference between sophie and colin

is that sophie is while colin is hake, coalfish.



Proper noun

(en proper noun)
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  • * 1832 , English Songs , 1851, LXXXV ("To Sophie"):
  • Wilt thou be a nun, Sophie ? / Nothing but a nun? / Is it not a better thing / With thy friends to laugh and sing?
  • * 1991 , Talking It Over , ISBN 0-224-03157-0 page 241, 252:
  • No, like a small child, my daughter, Sophie Anne Louise. We gave her three names, all of which exist in English as well as in French, so she can change her name just by changing her accent. - - -
    Sophie' Anne Louise. It is a bit pretentious, do you not find? Maybe it is better in English. ' Sophie Anne Louise. No, it still sounds like one of Queen Victoria's grandchildren.
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  • * 1995 , Marilyn Seguin, The Bell Keeper: The story of Sophia and the Massacre of the Indians at Gnadenhutten, Ohio, in 1782 , page 8,
  • Sophia landed on her behind on the soft moss that lined the river bank. "Besides, you don't win yet, Sophie ," he said. "I have one more stone still."



    Alternative forms

    * Collin

    Proper noun

    (en-proper noun) ( plural Colins )
  • * : VI:x:16:
  • That iolly shepheard, which there piped, was / Poore Colin' Clout (who knowes not ' Colin Clout?)
  • * 1992 Howard B. Means, Colin Powell , Donald J. Fine (1992), ISBN 1556113358, page 49:
  • "My parents," Powell wrote, "were British subjects, and they named me Colin' (KAH-lin). Being British, they knew very well how the name was supposed to be pronounced. But when I was a young boy, there was a famous American World War II hero whose name became very popular in the streets of New York City. He was Capt. ' Colin P. Kelly Jr. He was called KOH-lin. My friends in the streets of the South Bronx, who heard Captain Kelly's name pronounced in the radio and by their parents and other adults, began to refer to me by the same pronunciation.
  • Usage notes

    * Popular given name in the U.K. in the mid-twentieth century.