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#1 EvieLouise85

Posted 31 January 2019 - 10:51 AM

Boring or beautiful - WDYT?

I imagine it with a longer middle name

Ella Vivienne
Ella Genevieve
Ella Charlotte
Ella Penelope

WDYT of Ella as a sister to Phoebe?

Thanks!

#2 kerilyntaryn

Posted 31 January 2019 - 10:58 AM

Ella is nice. I like Genevieve then Vivienne as a mn Charlotte is ok not sure about Penelope.  Phoebe and Ella are ok as sisters

#3 AliasMater

Posted 31 January 2019 - 11:01 AM

I really dislike Ella. It's so boring, and overdone.

It's my neice's name. It won't grow on me. I just think constantly that surely my sister could have come up with something nicer that hasn't been used to death.

#4 Plaxy

Posted 31 January 2019 - 11:15 AM

I think Ella is a nice name, and if it was less used I'd like it a lot more. Some names don't seem to lose their charm for me despite being very popular - eg Kate, Sophie, Lucy, Jack, Harry -  whereas others just seem to wear out. I like the very similar Ellen much more.

I think Phoebe and Ella make good sister names, but I would like something more interesting (less used) a lot more. I do like Ella paired with the longer names as you have, though I don't think it works well with Penelope because of the repeated sounds. Ella Genevieve or Charlotte are my favourites.

Alternatives to Ella:
Tessa
Daphne
Greta
Giselle
Eleanor
Ellen
Celia

#5 MooGuru

Posted 31 January 2019 - 11:55 AM

I like Ella (but have a personal connection.)
Ella Genevieve for the win.

#6 Freddie'sMum

Posted 31 January 2019 - 11:57 AM

I think it's beautiful and not over used. I don't believe it's in the top 10 names.  Anyway it's a gorgeous girl's name.

I would definitely go with a longer middle name e.g. Ella Charlotte or Ella Alexandra.

#7 Gudrun

Posted 31 January 2019 - 12:01 PM

Everything Plaxy said except my pick is Ella Vivienne.

Or Ellen Charlotte.  I love Ellen. I know grown-up sisters Ellen and Phoebe. I always thought that was good naming.

Edited by Gudrun, 31 January 2019 - 12:02 PM.


#8 JomoMum

Posted 31 January 2019 - 12:01 PM

Beautiful <3

#9 Drat

Posted 31 January 2019 - 12:28 PM

I can't stand Ella. I hear it so frequently but I honestly don't really see the appeal in it.

I'd go Ella Vivienne or Ella Charlotte though.

#10 vanessa71

Posted 31 January 2019 - 12:45 PM

I have to say it's boring, I much prefer your middle name choices, especially Genevieve. I think Phoebe and Genevieve would work well together.

#11 Hopeful2016

Posted 31 January 2019 - 03:01 PM

Love it, and with Phoebe. I have an Eliza and I am about to have a Phoebe!

#12 EvieLouise85

Posted 31 January 2019 - 03:22 PM

Hopeful - Eliza and Phoebe is too cute! ❤️

#13 daisy007

Posted 31 January 2019 - 05:17 PM

It’s a lovely name, Ella Genevieve is my pick.

#14 Kafkaesque

Posted 31 January 2019 - 06:00 PM

I have an Ella. She is 13. When I named here I knew no Ella’s. Every second kid seems to be called Ella. Don’t do it! My daughter doesn’t like and it drives me batty.

#15 Luci

Posted 31 January 2019 - 06:19 PM

I think it is a lovely name that has become pretty popular. Personally that wouldn't bother me but I know that some people prefer a name that isn't so over used.

#16 Grrrumbles

Posted 31 January 2019 - 07:16 PM

Not a fan, too plain and very popular.

#17 Flutteby

Posted 31 January 2019 - 07:33 PM

Personally I'm not a fan of Ella. I think it's boring. As others have said it's very popular, almost overused. But if you like it go for it! My pick from your list would be Ella Vivienne although I much rather Vivienne as a first name.

#18 andyk

Posted 31 January 2019 - 07:39 PM

I love it and I don’t know any Ella’s.

Ella Genevieve or Ella Vivienne is lovely!

#19 JoanJett

Posted 31 January 2019 - 07:57 PM

My first entry into a name forum....

I prefer all of your second names to Ella - it is very popular (though so is Charlotte), so you need to think about how it sounds with the initial of your surname, as there's a high chance that's how your child will be known at school.

How about Eleanor?

#20 Sparkles66

Posted 31 January 2019 - 08:00 PM

Not a fan.

#21 Lallalla

Posted 31 January 2019 - 08:58 PM

Ella is pretty but very common and seems like it’s almost missing something - could you give her a name which you can shorten to Ella if you like, or not, if you don’t (or She doesn’t) - like Eleanor or Elodie or Eloise

#22 la di dah

Posted 02 February 2019 - 11:33 AM

It's a fine name (Ella Penelope doesn't work though as peh-NELLE-o-pee repeats it too much for me)

I prefer Vivienne or Genevieve but simple can be pretty. I do prefer Ella to Emma. But prefer Esther to either, maybe because it's more distinctive. And I have a thing for Zella but nobody else likes it.

Ella Vivienne is rather nice.

I am into Hannah and Alice which have a similar feel? I do think there's something to be said for classic, but one person's classic is another's boring.

Phoebe I would like with Zara? Streamlined and known but not everywhere.

#23 Crooked Frame

Posted 02 February 2019 - 11:38 AM

I'm not a fan of Ella personally. Nothing wrong or offensive with the name, I just find it a little boring and overly popular.

I like the middle names you suggested, except I don't think you can put Penelope with Ella because it sounds like LMNOP.

#24 AliasMater

Posted 02 February 2019 - 11:43 AM

I dislike Zella pp, but if the OP really wants an 'Ella' sounding name, I think Stella, or even something like Gabriella are far far nicer than just Ella.

#25 la di dah

Posted 02 February 2019 - 11:49 AM

View PostAliasMater, on 02 February 2019 - 11:43 AM, said:

I dislike Zella pp, but if the OP really wants an 'Ella' sounding name, I think Stella, or even something like Gabriella are far far nicer than just Ella.

I can't get into Stella. At all. Prefer just Ella. Bella is pleasant though.

But yeah there's a ton of names that start with El- or end with -ella if it's wanted as a nick.

Eliza, Eleanor, Raphaela... also Elizabeth of course but for whatever reason I have favourite nicks for Elizabeth and they tend to be Libby and Betty and so on.




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