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#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 claptrap

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




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