Lara, Elin or Niamh?

(19 Posts)
daheedsgirl Mon 18-Aug-14 09:40:41

10 weeks to go and I'm stuck for names! What do people think of the above. :-) any other suggestions gratefully received. X

daheedsgirl Mon 18-Aug-14 09:41:21

P.s middle name is likely to be Frances x

Montsti Mon 18-Aug-14 10:53:47

Elin, Lara, Niamh in that order ��

hlc123 Mon 18-Aug-14 11:12:18

Lara is my favourite but like Elin and Niamh too

Lunastarfish Mon 18-Aug-14 11:17:53

Lara is my fave but I think Niamh Frances sounds good

Bowlersarm Mon 18-Aug-14 11:18:34

Lara

Leeds2 Mon 18-Aug-14 11:38:16

Elin, Niamh, Lara.

But I would probably choose Ellen, as I think Elin might be spelled as Ellen regardless.

Username12345 Mon 18-Aug-14 11:41:43

Lara.

Niamh is ok but too popular for me, don't know if popularity bothers you?

Katarina
Vita
Ava
Juliann
Mila
Claudine
Vanessa
Leah
Sonya
Naomi
Nina
Clarissa
Julia
Stella
Erin
Liv
Esme
Elspeth
Quinn
Rowan
Elena

Sophronia Mon 18-Aug-14 15:16:36

Lara is my favourite.

weegiemum Mon 18-Aug-14 15:20:45

I don't normally like Lara (knew a pretty bitchy one at uni) but Lara Frances sounds lovely.

Is Elin a local spelling of Ellen or different? I love Ellen but can see that some folk might think you'd just spelled it wrong. Elaine is similar as well, I love it.

Paddingtonthebear Mon 18-Aug-14 15:25:49

Elin the Welsh and Scandinavian variant of Helen.

weegiemum Mon 18-Aug-14 15:28:33

Ok, thanks that's interesting. The Scottish/Gaelic equivalent would be Eilidh (ay-Lee).

ralinax294 Mon 18-Aug-14 15:34:46

Niamh is my favourite but I like both Lara and Elin too, all lovely names.

HattyMonkey Mon 18-Aug-14 15:37:07

Elin, Niamh, Lara

crumpet Mon 18-Aug-14 15:37:32

I am not sure how to pronounce Elin - e.g. "Ellen, "Eeelin" or "Aylin"?

daheedsgirl Mon 18-Aug-14 16:37:14

We are in Wales so it's as paddington says, the welsh variant of Helen. I've always pronounced it with emphasis on the i. So E-lin :-)
Thanks for all your replies x

burgatroyd Mon 18-Aug-14 17:15:53

Please don't go for Elin. Too many mispronounced to on issues. Elin becomes Erin, Ellen, Helen...

Lara is lively.

Also love weegie suggestion of Elaine.

How about...

Eleni?
Eleri?
Elora?
Nola?
Noula?

florascotia Mon 18-Aug-14 18:04:26

As well as weegiemum's Elaine, there is also the Scottish Alayne.

I know a couple of really nice people with that name.

All (along with Ellen, Eilidh etc) are versions of Helen.

HaroldLloyd Mon 18-Aug-14 18:05:33

Elin is lovely and if your in wales I can't see why you will have any issues.

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