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#1 Neen26

Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:19 PM


We are expecting a little girl on the 23rd December and we are really stuck between 2 names.

Please help us decide by telling us what you prefer and why?

here they are (surname is Roach)

Cerys (pronounced KEH riss)  Ellen Roach


Ellie Mae Roach

Thank you xxx

#2 Elemenopee

Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:21 PM

Ellie for sure. With that particular surname, I would avoid anything that started with c.

#3 B.feral3

Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:23 PM

Probably Cerys as I really don't like Ellie. I prefer Carys though.

#4 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:25 PM

I'd probably use Cerys.

Ellie Mae is way too Beverly Hillbillies for me.

#5 babyinabackpack

Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:27 PM

Cerys for sure! It's a gorgeous name!

#6 pippityroo

Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:27 PM

Ellie is gorgeous.

#7 Dowager fancie

Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:27 PM

QUOTE (Dabri @ 06/11/2012, 11:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd probably use Cerys.

Ellie Mae is way too Beverly Hillbillies for me.

Too Beverly Hillbillies for me too!

#8 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:28 PM

I prefer Cerys but spelt Carys.

#9 bakesgirls

Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:28 PM

TBH, I'm not too fond of any of them, but if I had to choose it would be Ellie May.

I agree with the PP who said avoid "C", as some fool will notice C. Roach and come up with cockroach. Not a NN I'd want my DD to have.

#10 Neen26

Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:32 PM

QUOTE (Elemenopee @ 06/11/2012, 02:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ellie for sure. With that particular surname, I would avoid anything that started with c.


wow same surname, we are in the UK and hubby is from Wales! I know what you mean about the name beginning with C but it doesn't really bother us! We really like both names hence why I need some help! xxx

Thanks for the replies so far, keep them coming xxxx

#11 Froger

Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:39 PM

Ellie Mae sounds nicer to me. It is very cute. But it does remind me of the Beverley Hill Billies. But I guess kids would have no idea about who the heck they are.

Don't like C Roach.

#12 kerilyntaryn

Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:52 PM

what about Karys to avoid the C Roach

or Elena/Eleanor/Ellen/Elaina/Eliana  May with Ellie as a nn

Edited by kerilyntaryn, 06 November 2012 - 10:53 PM.

#13 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:07 PM

If I had to choose between them then I'd go with Ellie Mae Roach (but it does sound rather Beverly Hillbillies)

I prefer Carys (wouldnt be too fussed about the C Roach thing personally, there's much worse out there)

#14 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:13 PM

Neither for me. As others have said Ellie Mae is too Beverley Hillbillies but that will only be an issue for old people who remember 1960s TV. The problem I see with Cerys is that it has no single obvious pronunciation and could be Sair-us, Cerise or Serries so your daughter would have a lifetime of explaining her name.

#15 baddmammajamma

Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:22 PM

I'd meld Ellie and Cerys and name her ELISE ROACH.

#16 B.feral3

Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:28 PM

QUOTE (baddmammajamma @ 06/11/2012, 11:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd meld Ellie and Cerys and name her ELISE ROACH.


#17 Pipri

Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:17 AM

I think Ellie is nicer original.gif

#18 Gudrun

Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:49 AM

Cerys Ellen is just lovely. Would go no further.

I love the Welshness of Cerys and I love Ellen just because I do (I'm a big fan of the whole group of 'Helen' names). So not only do I love both names individually they go well together and with the surname.

Nothing wrong with Ellie Mae except its overwhelming blandness (both first and middle are too common for me in those positions).

I would love to meet a Cerys Ellen:)   Love the femininity.

#19 la di dah

Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:56 AM

I love Mae for myself. Its a bit popular, especially as a middle name, but its so perky and sweet.

I like Cerys a lot, but not with the initials C. Roach. sad.gif

I don't like Ellie very much and especially not the combo of Ellie Mae which is all the Hillbillies to me.

Elise was an interesting suggestion. I like the idea of Mae up front but am not sure about the flow with your last name.

Ivy Mae, Molly Mae, Lucy Mae, or Lily Mae all feel sweet to me but not as loaded as Ellie Mae. Just avoid Daisy Mae.

#20 MyPrincess

Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:22 AM

I think Ellie is such a pretty name and so is Mae. As for PP's saying it is a little too "hillbilly", how often do you actually say a childs first and middle name together? I know I rarely do. Good luck with the decision!

#21 tishka

Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:46 AM

Agree  with MyPrincess, the middle name is rarely said, so  I think it more important to consider the c. roach issue over hillbillies similarity.
While Cerys is nice, I would avoid with your surname. You may not find it a concern, your daughter might. Just think of all the instances you see a first initial with surname: school programs and honour boards as one example! The chance that the name would be something that people snicker at would make it a no brainer for me. Change spelling or go with Ellie are better options IMHO.

#22 tres-chic

Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:26 AM

I prefer Ellie, just think it's prettier.

#23 Apageintime

Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:34 AM

QUOTE (Sunnycat @ 06/11/2012, 11:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I prefer Cerys but spelt Carys.

Me too, but the CRoach thing would put me off too.
Mae is lovely for a first name though!

#24 jai*

Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:39 AM

QUOTE (Sunnycat @ 06/11/2012, 11:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I prefer Cerys but spelt Carys.


#25 Bel Rowley

Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:43 AM

QUOTE (Dabri @ 06/11/2012, 11:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd probably use Cerys.

Ellie Mae is way too Beverly Hillbillies for me.

This. Although Elise was a good suggestion too, Elise Mae is much better than Ellie Mae.

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