Jump to content

NN for Eleanor


  • Please log in to reply
31 replies to this topic

#1 melzy02

Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:39 AM

Hi,

So I think we have decided on a girls name if this baby is a girl.......Eleanor Frances
Im not a fan of Ella as a NN and I know you dont need a NN but we will most likely shorten it as we do with our son William to Will and if its a boy Patrick Francis he will get Patty. So I was reading on here someone has a daughter Elena and her NN is Leni which I really like....what are your thoughts?

#2 rose888

Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:46 AM

The 19th century nick name for Eleanor was either Nell (English) or Nora (Scottish}. I have a lot of Eleanors in my family tree and they were nick named this way.

#3 Oriental lily

Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:57 AM

Ellie or nelly.Elle or Nell

Leni sound a bit masculine though.





#4 Green Witch

Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:58 AM

I know a Nell and an Ellen


#5 whatnamenow

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:01 AM

My Eleanor's NN is Ellie or Elle,  She hates Ellie though as she cops smelly ellie at school.

#6 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:09 AM

I'm not into nicknames.

I know an Eleanor who is an Ellie, but why not just call her Ellie! Eleanor is a beautiful name, it doesn't need shortening.

Ella is stunning.

Patty? Seriously for a boy. I think he might object when he's older, and by then it would have stuck.



#7 PatG

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:14 AM

I think the NN for Eleanor have been mentioned but I can't help commenting on Patty - to me Patty is a girl's name, short for Patricia.  Paddy is a boys name, or just Pat but that is also a bit girly for me.

If you use Eleanora you can also have Nora as a NN.

#8 Charlies Angel

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:16 AM

I like Eli - and at least then you are half way to actually saying their name rather than some of the other derivatives.

#9 BlueEyedBeauties

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:19 AM

Elle, Elly, Ella, Nora or Nell.

To be honest, once she is here you'll probably have a totally different nn for her.
My daughter has every other nn than what we thought shed get called lol


#10 Milamum09

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:20 AM

My cousin's Eleanor is an Ellie.

#11 greatwon2

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:25 AM

Our Eleanor gets Ellie from me and everyone else and Lenny from DH, tho i must admit i have found myself using Lenny more recently. We were originally going to name her Lenore but chickened out because of the negative connotations so her nickname would of probably been Lenny anyhow in that case.

There's always Nora , Elena, Ell, Ella, monkey lol there's plenty of possible nicknames and it may not even have anything to do with her actual name in the end original.gif

#12 emlis22

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:43 AM

Most of the Eleanors I know are Eleanor, or Elle on occasion. Lovely name

#13 DeeofAdelaide

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:47 AM

My Eleanor is known as an Ellie by many. I only call her Eleanor.

For those saying 'why have a NN', I hate them and only use full names for my family and friends. BUT in Australia its inevitable that people will shorten names so I'd like some influence over the NN itself.

#14 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:53 AM

If you like Eleanor just call her that. Not all names get shortened and she will make up her own mind when she is older as to which she prefers. My DS(now 14) is a Daniel and has always been called that - never Dan or Danny.

#15 yellowtulips74

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:01 AM

Nell and Nellie are lovely nn's for Eleanor.

#16 Weirdly Sane

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:17 AM

My Aunt Eleanor was known as Nella.

#17 Kikki-B

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:18 AM

That's me! My daughter is Elena & we short listed her name because I love the name Elle but Elle is too short with our surname. We thought we could use Elle as a nn to Elena. Once she was here here my MIL started called her Leni and it stuck, I couldn't imaging calling her Elle as planned!

We also call her Lena which is a bit more feminine but Leni is so cute and everyone loves calling her that.

#18 vanessa71

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:33 AM

QUOTE (melzy02 @ 10/01/2013, 10:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So I was reading on here someone has a daughter Elena and her NN is Leni which I really like....what are your thoughts?


Without being told, I would read that as being E-lay-na and Leni being Layni. However, I can see that it's not.

Elle Macpherson is Eleanor, but she's always been called Ellle. Personally, I would just use Eleanor and hope that others do to.





#19 Atomic Betty

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:38 AM

Beautiful name OP original.gif  My DD's name is Eleanor Francesca.  We call her Ellie.  But even that has gotten shortened to Elle and Ells at times Tounge1.gif

Edited by Atomic Betty, 10 January 2013 - 11:39 AM.


#20 estherfrog

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:40 AM

You could go with Lena or Lea as shortenings.

#21 Bel Rowley

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:42 AM

Eleanor Frances is really lovely. I have known an Elinor called El and an Eleanor called Ellie, if I had to choose a nickname I would probably go for Nell.

#22 RipeWickedPlum

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:50 AM

Our Eleanor gets Ellie, Elle, and Belle (from Ellie-Bellie-boo, shortened to Belle). And my husband calls her Boo.
I often call her Eleanor as well... It's beautiful name.

#23 BlueUnicorn

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:56 AM

Nora is pretty but I love Leni. Great nn for a pretty name.







#24 Gudrun

Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:01 PM

Leni/Lenny works perfectly as a NN to Eleanor as does Nell.  Love, love, love both of these.  I would not consider any of the alternatives.  

Very nice combo by the way. Ditto your boy name. Aah Patrick!  But I'd use NN Paddy. Or Patch.

Edited by Gudrun, 10 January 2013 - 12:14 PM.


#25 melzy02

Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:25 PM

As for the Patrick NN I meant Paddy but clearly my baby brain typed Patty.

As for peoples opinions regarding NNs personally I like a nickname. Im Melanie and get Mel, hubby is Jason and gets Jase. Not all the time but its happens and Im ok with that.

If its  a girl she will get called Eleanor but at times it will get shortened. Thanks for suggestions original.gif




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Why we tend to hold our babies on our left side

On which side of your body do you carry or cradle your baby? If you answered "left" then you're not alone.

Taking fish oil in pregnancy may prevent childhood asthma

Women who took omega-3 fatty acid supplements (fish oil supplements) in pregnancy reduced the risk of their children developing asthma by almost one third.

Mum, dad and son all share a birthday

Luke and Hillary Gardner never have a problem remembering each other's birthday.

Mum shares the bittersweet truth about pregnancy after miscarriage

A mother's candid and heartfelt reflections about pregnancy after miscarriage are providing comfort to other women.

16 simple ways to make your baby smarter

What's the best way to mentally stimulate your baby? It doesn't take a genius - just a loving, involved parent.

Your blood pressure could predict baby's sex even before conception

The average blood pressure of mother could suggest a baby's sex before it even exists, a study has found.

The breastfeeding photo that says it all

Ashley Rockill was lucky enough to have her birth photographer on hand to capture a precious moment.

13 pregnancy superstitions from across the globe

In honour of Black Friday, let's explore 13 of the strangest pregnancy superstitions from across the globe.

I'm a stay-at-home mum, and I'm sending my son to daycare

When you become a mum you give birth to a beautiful baby, but you also give birth to guilt.

Mum gives birth to 'Incredible Hulk' 6.4kg baby

An American mother was shocked when she gave to a 6.4kg (14lb 1oz) baby last month.

Mum demands $530 for daughter's shoes after playdate

A mum has made a pretty bold move by demanding $532 for a pair of her daughter's shoes that were damaged at another family's house. 

A toddler's guide to helping around the house

If a toddler was to write a guide to 'help' you with the household chores, it would go something like this.

The breast pump you can use on the go

The game-changing breast pump promises to make life easier all round.

'Mum, don't be mad but I've just had a baby'

A teen mum has shared her birth story – and her shock at not knowing she was pregnant until her baby's head emerged.

No, Senator, childcare workers don't just wipe noses and stop fights

The only thing childcare workers spend their time doing is "wiping noses and stopping the kids from killing each other"? Not quite.

'I wanted to be the birth mum so much'

When people say "aren't you lucky that there are two of you, that you can switch?" I give them a tight smile.

6 myths about breastfeeding toddlers

Although breastfeeding a toddler isn't for everybody, if you choose to nurse beyond babyhood you can expect some strong reactions.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Your child's fine motor skills: what you should know

There is less of a focus on fine motor skills, but they're just as important as others. (SPONSORED)

5 ways music helps your toddler's development

There are at least five other compelling reasons to get musical around your toddler. (SPONSORED)

 

Baby Names

Unusual Celeb Baby Names

Click through the gallery to read the details and see some of the most memorable monikers in show biz families.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.