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#1 123Babies4Me

Posted 30 May 2018 - 06:16 AM

I’m back in the name thread!

At 35 weeks, DH and I have settled on a boys name. At the moment the girls name we are running with is Eleanor (would probably shorten to Ella). I’m still sitting on the fence with it.

What do you think? Any other suggestions?

Our other kids are Asher, Bethany, Lydia and Clara.

#2 zeldazonk

Posted 30 May 2018 - 06:25 AM

I really love it! Good nickname options too Elle, Ellie, Nora, Ella. I think Ella is really sweet.

Other ideas: Alice, Harriet, Anna, Emily, Ivy, Stella, Charlotte

Edited by zeldazonk, 30 May 2018 - 06:28 AM.


#3 Elle2k17

Posted 30 May 2018 - 06:57 AM

I love it 😍 So many sweet nn and it’s actually on our names list - but Dh is unsure - he’s a car guy and it has strong reference to Gone in Sixty Seconds.

It’s actually a long form of Norah for us as due to our last name we couldn’t use Norah in full so Elanor nn Nora is possibly a good compromise.

Let us know what name you settle on 😊

#4 BBC

Posted 30 May 2018 - 07:01 AM

Nice

I like Ellie for short

#5 ~J_F~

Posted 30 May 2018 - 07:03 AM

Makes me think of gone in 60 seconds too but other than that it’s ok, nms though.

#6 Astrocyte

Posted 30 May 2018 - 07:06 AM

Love Eleanor. Loads of nickname options as well.

#7 molinero

Posted 30 May 2018 - 07:18 AM

I love it. Grew up with a relative 2 yrs younger than me called Eleanore and she loves her name. So for me it's a normal girls' name, even though other ppl might rarely see it used. Also comes with great nicknames.

it's not too popular which I also like.

It also goes great with your existing names!

Congratulations on the pending addition

#8 blimkybill

Posted 30 May 2018 - 07:19 AM

I think it goes beautifully with your other childrens names.
I love it too but am biased as I have one myself.

#9 Hands Up

Posted 30 May 2018 - 07:24 AM

I like it and I’d use Ellie as a nickname.

#10 Helga Hufflepuff

Posted 30 May 2018 - 08:09 AM

I love it. I know 2 Eleanors, one gets Nell and the other gets Lena (family is from a European background). It has a thousand nicknames and they're all pretty cute.

#11 Gudrun

Posted 30 May 2018 - 08:33 AM

It's NMS but it's a good name and a good fit.  If the nickname were Nell/Nellie for me it become very attractive.

#12 somila

Posted 30 May 2018 - 08:37 AM

Very much my style. :)

#13 leosmum

Posted 30 May 2018 - 09:11 AM

I adore it!

#14 Mimikyu

Posted 30 May 2018 - 09:19 AM

I love it, it was on my list for DD, but DH vetoed it.

Classic name, great nickname options, and doesn't feel wrong on a two year old or a 70 year old.

#15 MsLaurie

Posted 30 May 2018 - 09:19 AM

I like Eleanor. Lots of kickarse historical women were Eleanor’s!
Or if you’re thinking it would be mainly Ella, that is just fine as a full name too.

#16 little lion

Posted 30 May 2018 - 09:22 AM

Good choice and fits with the other names.

#17 Apageintime

Posted 30 May 2018 - 09:34 AM

I really like it.

#18 AliasMater

Posted 30 May 2018 - 11:34 AM

I don't mind it but really dislike Ella. My sister called her DD Ella and there are few names I like less. Nora though I find stunning.

#19 seayork2002

Posted 30 May 2018 - 11:48 AM

I like the name but I don't like shortened versions, if you like Ella why not just use Ella?

#20 123Babies4Me

Posted 30 May 2018 - 12:11 PM

Thanks so much for your feedback everyone 😊 are there any other names in this vein that you think I could use instead??

#21 Helga Hufflepuff

Posted 30 May 2018 - 12:18 PM

View Post123Babies4Me, on 30 May 2018 - 12:11 PM, said:

Thanks so much for your feedback everyone ������ are there any other names in this vein that you think I could use instead??

Eleanor is still my favourite, but similar options could be:

Ellen
Helen
Helena
Eleni
Elaine
Elena
Eileen
Lenora
Elise
Elyssa
Lani
Leanne
Leah
Leia
Isla
Elodie
Laurel
Yanny (couldn't help myself).

Edited by Helga Hufflepuff, 30 May 2018 - 12:22 PM.


#22 Lou-bags

Posted 30 May 2018 - 12:18 PM

Yesssss to Eleanor!

My number one girl’s name (DH always says no- but then we’ve wound up with 2 boys so I’ve never had to fight for it!). She would have been Nora as a nn as my boys have an Aunty Ellie.

I also like:
Josephine
Elisabeth
Elspeth
Astrid
Georgia
Nora
Catherine/Katherine/Katharine

#23 wiglet

Posted 30 May 2018 - 12:31 PM

The best girl's name ever!  OK, so I'm definitely biased, as that's what we called our eldest, shortened to Elly or El.  She used to hate the full version when she was younger, but is starting to like its style, now that she is on the cusp of teenager-hood.

She also appreciates its strong woman overtones:  Eleanor of Aquitaine (for whom she was named, and one of my favourite historical figures), Eleanor Roosevelt, etc.

I remember that was one of my non-negotiables, before we even got married - if we had a girl, she was going to be called Eleanor.  Just as well my husband likes the name, too!

#24 Lou-bags

Posted 30 May 2018 - 12:44 PM

View PostHelga Hufflepuff, on 30 May 2018 - 12:18 PM, said:

Laurel
Yanny (couldn't help myself).

😂😂😂👏🏻

#25 mayahlb

Posted 30 May 2018 - 12:49 PM

I love Eleanor. I think it has a timelessness to it. It also has a range of nicknames (I prefer Nora over Ella). I'm also very fond of Clara.




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