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#1 livelifelovehappy

Posted 20 February 2019 - 05:59 AM

Finally down to these two. Please vote! Really like both, like the nicknames and they go well with our set and surname.

#2 kerilyntaryn

Posted 20 February 2019 - 06:05 AM


#3 Serinitynow

Posted 20 February 2019 - 06:27 AM

Eleanor hands down. Louella is not nearly as nice.

#4 Abernathy

Posted 20 February 2019 - 06:37 AM

I love them both but I always consider how a name will work at different life stages (ie for a baby, teenager, middle-aged woman etc...) and i think Eleanor travels better through all those stage (if that makes sense?).

#5 SummerStar

Posted 20 February 2019 - 07:10 AM


Edited by SummerStar, 20 February 2019 - 09:38 AM.

#6 little lion

Posted 20 February 2019 - 07:12 AM

Eleanor is a classic. I used to know a very kind and beautiful one, so that probably sways me.

#7 Toddlerandme

Posted 20 February 2019 - 07:15 AM

I like Eleanor

She (and you) will have to spell Louella every time!

#8 Sed

Posted 20 February 2019 - 08:23 AM

I love Eleanor

#9 Bereckii

Posted 20 February 2019 - 08:31 AM


#10 somila

Posted 20 February 2019 - 08:36 AM



Posted 20 February 2019 - 09:03 AM

Definitely Eleanor. Or just Ella. Drop the Lou bit.

#12 Astrocyte

Posted 20 February 2019 - 09:09 AM

Definitely Eleanor. I like Ella on its own but not Louella.

#13 spr_maiden

Posted 20 February 2019 - 09:10 AM

Eleanor is one of my all time favourite names. I don't really like it shortened though.  
But Loui, or Lou is so cute as a NN.

#14 nom_de_plume

Posted 20 February 2019 - 09:16 AM


#15 livelifelovehappy

Posted 20 February 2019 - 09:28 AM

Looking pretty unanimous! Thanks all!

#16 Gudrun

Posted 20 February 2019 - 09:38 AM


#17 Drat

Posted 20 February 2019 - 09:39 AM

Eleanor hands down.

I generally prefer more unusual names, but I really don't like Louella at all.

#18 HolierThanCow

Posted 20 February 2019 - 11:07 AM


#19 FearsomeFeralFreak

Posted 20 February 2019 - 12:14 PM


Louella sounds a bit hokey American to me, I have no idea why. Thats probably just me...

#20 Soontobe7

Posted 20 February 2019 - 12:36 PM

I love them both.
I love the sound of Louella but don't like the way it looks (does that make sense?) I had Louella on my list for my last baby, Lou is such a great nickname.

#21 maryanneK

Posted 20 February 2019 - 12:37 PM

View PostFearsomeFeralFreak, on 20 February 2019 - 12:14 PM, said:


Louella sounds a bit hokey American to me, I have no idea why. Thats probably just me...

Its not just you....

#22 Lou-bags

Posted 20 February 2019 - 12:43 PM

Eleanor! No contest.

#23 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 20 February 2019 - 12:56 PM

View PostFearsomeFeralFreak, on 20 February 2019 - 12:14 PM, said:


Louella sounds a bit hokey American to me, I have no idea why. Thats probably just me...

No, not just you. Immediately brings to mind Beverley Hillbillies or Ma and Pa Kettle, or one of those "Queensland' names made up from a bit of each parent's name (e.g. Deslyn).

Not being anti-Queenslander here but the only people I know with these sort of names come from Queensland.

#24 **Xena**

Posted 20 February 2019 - 02:51 PM


#25 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 20 February 2019 - 02:54 PM


Eleanor is a old ladies name to me. I think of Eleanor Roosevelt, I have never been able to shake that image/association.

I also like Elodie and Louisa too.

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