We need some help... urgently!

(38 Posts)
superdupermama Mon 09-Sep-13 21:57:47

Our daughter's name is Elizabeth. We would like to add a middle name on her birth certificate and the deadline is tomorrow. We would like to choose a name which flows nicely with Elizabeth, but more importantly to give her options should she decide to be known by her middle name.

The choices are as follows:

Elizabeth Sophia
Elizabeth Sophie
Elizabeth Alice
Elizabeth Amelia/Amelie
Elizabeth Olivia
Elizabeth Emma

Which name do you prefer and why, please? Thanks!!!

CordeliaRose Thu 12-Sep-13 09:10:17

Lovely! Thanks for letting us know smile

Onyabike Wed 11-Sep-13 22:25:14

Great choice - lovely name! Thanks for the update.

AuntyPippaAndUncleHarry Wed 11-Sep-13 22:15:08

Beautiful, sophisticated, strong names. Love it!

Bowlersarm Wed 11-Sep-13 20:05:55

Lovely name. Thank you for the update, it's nice to know.

superdupermama Wed 11-Sep-13 20:01:24

Hi girls, we did name our girl Elizabeth Sophia in the end! Thank you so much for all your lovely input and all the best with your little ones! Xxx

AuntyPippaAndUncleHarry Wed 11-Sep-13 15:30:06

OP what did you go for in the end?

Onyabike Wed 11-Sep-13 12:46:55

In answer to your most recent post, I personally think both Elizabeth and Alice are perfectly ok names but, put together, are a little old fashioned (and a little boring). I much prefer Sophia to Alice as Alice is just too plain for my tastes. Good luck with your decision!

DharmaBumpkin Tue 10-Sep-13 20:33:52

Another vote for Elizabeth Alice. Yes they are similar sounding but in a delightful 'Millie Mollie Mandy' type of way!

GwendolineMaryLacey Tue 10-Sep-13 20:28:47

Elizabeth Alice is lovely. I really don't like Sophia and it doesn't go with Elizabeth.

FingersCrossedLegsNot Tue 10-Sep-13 20:23:56

Elizabeth Alice

Ihatepeas Tue 10-Sep-13 19:23:40

I think Elizabeth Alice is gorgeous!

elvisola Tue 10-Sep-13 11:01:17

Elizabeth Alice is gorgeous.

Onyabike Tue 10-Sep-13 11:00:24

Another vote for Elizabeth Sophia from me!

Layl77 Tue 10-Sep-13 09:42:06

Elizabeth Sophia lovely

superdupermama Tue 10-Sep-13 07:38:04

We have a 4 syllable surname!!! It's quite a lot with the name such as Elizabeth, but my husband loved it. Somehow Sophia Elizabeth flows, but Elizabeth Sophia is a bit of a mouthful...
Is Elizabeth Alice a bit too old-fashioned?
What about Alice and Sophia as names in general, which one do you prefer?

LeoandBoosmum Tue 10-Sep-13 00:46:05

I know a lot say Sophia but I hate that name...I personally feel it's a name posh people call their cat grin I like Elizabeth Alice.Elizabeth Faith is nice, as one poster suggested. May I offer Elizabeth Cerys (Cerys is Welsh for gift) smile

wigglytoes Mon 09-Sep-13 23:18:11

How many syllables does your last name have?

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Mon 09-Sep-13 22:59:21

It depends on your surname as well.

TBH middle names are so seldom used that worrying about it in conjunction with possible nicknames is a tad pointless smile She's not likely to use her middle name while using a diminutive of her 'real' name.

Definitely Sophia over Sophie.

superdupermama Mon 09-Sep-13 22:54:18

Also, which name would work with the nickname Eliza? Eliza Sophia (both ending with "a"?), Eliza Sophie, Eliza Alice (too similar sounding?)?

superdupermama Mon 09-Sep-13 22:48:56

Another question. I agree short one syllable middle name would be perfect with the long name such as Elizabeth. Is Elizabeth Sophia a bit of a mouthful, a little too long?

capercaillie Mon 09-Sep-13 22:41:10

Elizabeth Alice is lovely.

DizzyPurple Mon 09-Sep-13 22:39:41

Sophia

CordeliaRose Mon 09-Sep-13 22:37:53

I agree - Elizabeth Sophia.

AndWhenYouGetThere Mon 09-Sep-13 22:36:57

Elizabeth Sophia is perfect. My favourite by far - beautiful choice.

I like Elizabeth Alice too, but my favourite nickname for Elizabeth is Elise, and Elise Alice doesn't work.

Pelvicflooragogo Mon 09-Sep-13 22:35:26

I prefer Sophia, has a lovely lilt to it, and a little bit exotic ie less English but slightly rah in a good way!

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