“Has it ever struck you what a ghastly name Theodora is? Enough to make any girl hit the ceiling.”

“Isn’t there a possible ‘short’ we could use? Let’s see – Theo – Dora – Oh, no, I think not! ‘Theo’ isn’t so bad. Or what about ‘Ted’? That’s pounds better! I wouldn’t call a dog I liked ‘Theodora’, but ‘Ted’ has a tang to it.”

(Elinor M. Brent-Dyer, Theodora & the Chalet School, 1959)