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Clicky Poll: BR: Name and suggetsions

Re: Clicky Poll: BR: Name and suggetsions

  • I think the nn Ellie is really cute. Eloise isn't necessarily my style, but my personal opinion is that if you and DH like it then that's all that matters!!!!!

    Naming kids is hard work. 

  • image TeacherTiff:

    Naming kids is hard work. 

    Seriously! DH and I haven't been able to come up with something yet that totally works for either of us...and we've looked at a LOT of names for a LONG time. So far that's what stresses me out the most!

  • I love Ellie.  I like Eloise and Eleanor.  I've also considered using Elizabeth (my middle name) and calling her Ellie since it's an uncommon nickname for Elizabeth (and I don't like the common ones).

     

  • I love the name Ellie! Proper name ideas- Elizabeth, Elianna, Ellsley, Melanie.

    Good luck! 

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  • image naylon511:

    I love Ellie.  I like Eloise and Eleanor.  I've also considered using Elizabeth (my middle name) and calling her Ellie since it's an uncommon nickname for Elizabeth (and I don't like the common ones).

     

    Oh!  I like the name Elizabeth and calling her Ellie.  That's really cute.  

  • We considered using Elizabeth and then calling her Ellie, but at the end decided with Hannah and Lily instead.  I loved Ellie, but thought Lily and Ellie was a bit much esp since Lily was not negotiable.
  • image TeacherTiff:

    Naming kids is hard work. 

    It seriously is!   I love Eloise & Ellie as a nn.... I think they're both cute :) 

  • I love the name Ellie!
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  • I voted no for 2 reasons... Eloise isn't my style, but I do like Ellie. Coming from a teacher- name your kids what you want them to be called. Why not just name her Ellie?
  • I went to school with a girl named Ellie and for the life of me I can't remember what her full name was .... it had to be Elizabeth, I think I would have remembered if it was something less common for our day.
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  • I love the name Eloise and have ever since I was little and my mom would read me the book "Eloise".  If you haven't read it before, it is a hoot!  

    I also like Elizabeth as a full name with the Ellie nn.

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  • image mrsjanks:
    Coming from a teacher- name your kids what you want them to be called. Why not just name her Ellie?

    I think there are lots of good reasons to have a more 'formal' first name.  Kids are only in school for a portion of their life.  Ellie is adorable and maybe she'd go by that her whole life but, when she's older and looking for jobs she might rather have the option to be Eloise LastName on her resume. 

    I do agree with what you're saying though for people who do FirstName MiddleName and "go" by the MiddleName.  Then I'm like - why not just use the middle name?!

  • image naylon511:

    image mrsjanks:
    Coming from a teacher- name your kids what you want them to be called. Why not just name her Ellie?

    I think there are lots of good reasons to have a more 'formal' first name.  Kids are only in school for a portion of their life.  Ellie is adorable and maybe she'd go by that her whole life but, when she's older and looking for jobs she might rather have the option to be Eloise LastName on her resume. 

    I do agree with what you're saying though for people who do FirstName MiddleName and "go" by the MiddleName.  Then I'm like - why not just use the middle name?!

    It's not just during school.  It's also at the doctor, at the car repair shop, anywhere you have an account.  Although I'm a go by my middle name person or was until I legally changed it after I got married.

    If you're going to go the nn route though, go with the nn that is obvious for the name that you choose.  DH is Kenneth and goes by Kenny.  Pretty obvious, but a LOT of people call him Ken and it drives him nuts.

    I like both Eloise and Ellie.  My high school best friend's little girl is named Ellyana (I'm not sure of actual spelling, but phonetically that's it) and they call her Ellie.

    ETA: One other thought is the one L to two L issue.  If you're going with "Eloise" and plan to call her Ellie, be prepared with confusion or people spelling it Eli.  The changing from one to two Ls can be confusing.

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  • image TeacherTiff:

    I think the nn Ellie is really cute. Eloise isn't necessarily my style, but my personal opinion is that if you and DH like it then that's all that matters!!!!!

    Naming kids is hard work. 

    What she said :)

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  • Love both names! I also like the formal name Elizabeth that other people suggested too. I would have loved to name Tessa that after my grandmother, but DH wouldn't go for it. 
  • I like Ellie, but Eloise is NMS. One of my good friends is also an Elizabeth and went by Ellie when she was younger, but switched to Beth in jr high/high school.
  • image naylon511:

    image mrsjanks:
    Coming from a teacher- name your kids what you want them to be called. Why not just name her Ellie?

    I think there are lots of good reasons to have a more 'formal' first name.  Kids are only in school for a portion of their life.  Ellie is adorable and maybe she'd go by that her whole life but, when she's older and looking for jobs she might rather have the option to be Eloise LastName on her resume. 

    This is basically it. I think Eloise is a good name for all ages, and Ellie is really cute nn too. Most people have nicknames of some sort, but we are basically choosing one of them ahead of time, as we know what we would mostly be calling her most of the time, but not 100%.

    I want her to have the option as she is older to have a more professional and adult sounding name for her career, whatever she chooses. I also like the idea of a cute nn. With DH and I, our names never really allowed to have a cute nickname for someone to call us. I'd rather have a nn than calling her some random name of a thing/whatever as a nn.

    From what I remember in school, a teacher would call our name on the first day and then ask what we want to be called. Andrew often became Andy, etc. This is very similar.

  • image MsEmilyAnn:
    image naylon511:

    image mrsjanks:
    Coming from a teacher- name your kids what you want them to be called. Why not just name her Ellie?

    I think there are lots of good reasons to have a more 'formal' first name.  Kids are only in school for a portion of their life.  Ellie is adorable and maybe she'd go by that her whole life but, when she's older and looking for jobs she might rather have the option to be Eloise LastName on her resume. 

    This is basically it. I think Eloise is a good name for all ages, and Ellie is really cute nn too. Most people have nicknames of some sort, but we are basically choosing one of them ahead of time, as we know what we would mostly be calling her most of the time, but not 100%.

    I want her to have the option as she is older to have a more professional and adult sounding name for her career, whatever she chooses. I also like the idea of a cute nn. With DH and I, our names never really allowed to have a cute nickname for someone to call us. I'd rather have a nn than calling her some random name of a thing/whatever as a nn.

    From what I remember in school, a teacher would call our name on the first day and then ask what we want to be called. Andrew often became Andy, etc. This is very similar.



    And in the same regard, just because a name has a nn doesn't mean they will go by that either. My name's Amanda but no one would dare call me Mandy in front of me or my mom.

    My uncle is a James but everyone calls him Jim, he hates having James attached to his name and when I named Zac, Zachary with the intention of calling him Zac most of the time he got all why don't you just name him Zac . . .

    But the thing is you don't know until they are here in the flesh what you really are going to call them, or what the friends they make will want to call them. They develope so much personality, it's nice to have options I think.

    Zac is a Zac, but other times he's a Zachary to me. So now, I try to make ti so he grows up comfortable with both names vs. the nn.

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    Zac is a Zac, but other times he's a Zachary to me. So now, I try to make ti so he grows up comfortable with both names vs. the nn.

    This is the plan. She'd be called both names on a regular basis, or whatever nn ends up popping up.

  • I like Eloise, it's classic and pretty, and Ellie is a very cute nn.  DH and I have Elizabeth/ Elisabeth with Elle and Ellie as nn's on our Top 5 list. 

    In terms of the nn vs. using it as a full name argument, I really like when someone has a full, formal name and a nn to go with it.  I don't think it will pose any type of issue in any arena unless the person hates their full name and despises being called by it.  So you're called Ellie by friends and family, but the guy at the bank called you Eloise.. so what?  When I was teaching I learned nn's on day one, wrote them down next to the attendance list and never used the full names again.

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  • I love the nn Ellie and have played around with lots of names that would work for that nickname. Like pp have said, even though I love Ellie as a nn, I would want a more "formal" name for the legal first name. I really like Eloise.

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  • Thank you for all the feedback ladies! I think this helped solidify our current decision. But who knows, we are keeping our minds open.
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