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#1 JosieMai

Posted 23 February 2004 - 08:20 PM

Hi everyone,

I would really appreciate your help and advice.  I am having a very hard time deciding upon a girls name.  I like names starting with A, E, or I.  Here are my thoughts so far, let me know what you think.

Elizabeth  (would she always get Lizzie as a nickname or could we use Eli/Ellie?)

Eloise (MIL thinks too hard to spell??)

Amelia (not sure what her nick name would be - Millie??) or Emilia (then she would get Emmie??)

Elise (great friend just had a DD called Alyssa, is it too similar?).

Isabel (is it too popular now with Isabella being in the top 10 for so long?).

any thoughts appreciated

thanks for your help

Josie

#2 Guest_Millipede_*

Posted 23 February 2004 - 08:55 PM

I love all of your names but thought I would comment with respect to Elizabeth (since I have one!). I hate all of the nicknames derived from Elizabeth but was still not deterred from using this beautiful name. Its quite simple to correct anyone who tries to shorten the name and I feel it is actually quite rude for people to do it without permission (same if someone called my Mil when I had introduced myself as Milly).

Anyhoo, my Elizabeth is always going to be Elizabeth, and the only person who can decide otherwise is Elizabeth herself. If she decided to call herseld lizzy when she gets older (blergh) then I will have to grin and bare it I suppose ROFL.

Out of you other picks I would probaly pick Isobel next, Then Amelia, and finally Elise/Eloise.

I like Amelie as well, which is basically said "Emily" (although Emily is a name I dont really like so go figure! LOL). However both are in the same vein as your other names.

Milly


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#3 LynnyP

Posted 23 February 2004 - 10:20 PM

Josie,  all of your names are lovely.  I have two friends called Elizabeth, one is nicknamed Libby and the other is nicknamed Beth.  I think that Milly is right, you have some power over what she is called until at least she goes to school.

Names we had on our list, apart from some you have already mentioned, were Alice, Anne, Alexandra, Amelia, and Eleanor.

Eleanor is easier to use Ellie with than Elizabeth but again it is up to you.  I don't think Eloise is hard to spell but then we are going with Siobhan!  I knew an Amelia who went by Amy.  Elise and Alyssa are very similar, it might be too close if you see each other a lot.  We were worried about popular names too, Isabel is extremely popular but it is so beautiful.

Good Luck

Lynn

DS Patrick 10/01/1984
EDD DD 08/06/2004.

#4 Nicola67

Posted 24 February 2004 - 08:57 AM

We liked Elizabeth for the same reasons (lots of choices) but decided on Eliza - we love it and it suits her to a tee.

Just thought I'd add the "is a bell necessary on a bike" comment people make when you name your child Isabel.  Very pretty name but the comment really gets to me.

Nicola
DD Eliza Jade - 10/5/03
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This message was edited by Nicola67 on Tuesday, 24 February 2004 @ 9:58 AM

#5 linnieloo62

Posted 24 February 2004 - 09:34 AM

Hi Josie

It is a difficult decision isn't it! I am a big fan of simple old fashioned names that are easy to spell. Even with a simple name such as mine(Lynn) I have always had to correct people on the spelling (two N's not one, no E etc etc).

(not to say I don't like unusual or unique names or spellings - just wouldn't choose one myself - no offence meant to others that choose them -phew - hope I haven't offended anyone)

How about Alice (biased though wink.gif, Abigail, Abby, or Elsie.

All the names you listed are sweet - and I agree with Milly - it just takes a bit of effort to keep people from shortening a name if you don't want then to. I think a few well placed "her name is ......."  would nip it in the bud.

My girlfriend did this once with her son James when someone called him Jamie - she replied with a smile "his name is James" and it never happened again!

Good luck! original.gif

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#6 mumtobe1

Posted 24 February 2004 - 10:00 AM

I LOVE Amelia and it is on the top of our list if we have a girl, however I do not like it shortened in any way, just love it as is.  The same goes with Elizabeth.  I am actually quite against shortening names.  I think people should be called by their full names (unless of course the person states otherwise).

They are all beautiful names however my picks are Amelia then Elizabeth.

Good Luck....

ME:  23
DH:  28
EDD: 19/04/04

#7 MeNelly

Posted 24 February 2004 - 05:02 PM

Your list of names is lovely.  I worked with a girl called Amalia and thought that was a lovely alternative to Amelia.  It wasn't ever shortened by anyone.

I don't think that Eloise is difficult to spell and Isabel is lovely but how about spelling it Isobel instead which I think is the French way?  I could be corrected on that though wink.gif

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#8 tanyak1

Posted 24 February 2004 - 08:32 PM

I like Eloise the best! I find that some people spell it incorrectly but think it will be easy for my Eloise to spell when she gets older. No one can spell our surname anyway so it's not a big drama. And people always comment on what a nice name it is.

Tanya
DD Eloise June 2001
New baby due end June 2004

#9 *RoseTyler*

Posted 24 February 2004 - 08:57 PM

being able to shorten your name isn't such a bad thing guys!
As a formal Elizabeth and an informal Libby I like having the option-but detest being called Lizzie esp as in Lizzard breath!? i have both friends who are called Liz and Beth.
I like Eloise as a second name-think it goes well with Emogen but i think i'm the only one who likes it spelled this way blush.gif

Just adding-Melody is sometimes Mel-and is even called Mildred by her uncle! Ahh! So u can't always tell what nick name is going to be layed apon your child.

mummy-18
Daddy-25
SDD Chloe Jane 31/01/00
DD Melody Jade 13/10/02  

This message was edited by MelodysMum03 on Tuesday, 24 February 2004 @ 10:00 PM

#10 belindam

Posted 25 February 2004 - 10:35 AM

Hi,

I think all the names you have listed are lovely although from experience kids do seem to end up with shortened names (I'm a Belinda that usually gets shortened).  We really liked Emogen but decided that the spelling would be a lifelong explanation so ended up with Imogen (I have a difficult surname to spell) and thought it was less likely to get shortened than some other names we liked.



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#11 katyjaid

Posted 25 February 2004 - 01:38 PM

I love your list! Every name is lovely - and I don't think you can go wrong. My personal favourites are Elizabeth and Eloise. I don't think Eloise is too difficult to spell - in fact it seems quite easy to spell compared to a lot of names.
All the best,
KJ

#12 JosieMai

Posted 27 February 2004 - 07:00 AM

Thanks everyone for your help!!!

I am not sure why I am hung up on the nickname thing, but our family is really big on it.  Even family members with short names, seem to have it extended, for a nickname!!  But all your advise has been great so I will take some time to think about it more.

At the moment DH choice is Elizabeth and mine for Amelia, both our second choice is for Eloise....so who knows might still go for that.....we have a little time, so should be ok.  

Maybe if anyone reads this they can tell me how they went about the decision process with their partner.

thanks!!!

Josie
Due 21/06/2004




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