Miriam or Elena?

(28 Posts)
CruCru Mon 25-Mar-13 12:09:32

What do you think?

Zatopek Mon 25-Mar-13 12:10:15

Love Miriam

vladthedisorganised Mon 25-Mar-13 12:11:04

Love both of these.

Beatrixpotty Mon 25-Mar-13 12:21:52

Both lovely but would go for Miriam

PurpleStorm Mon 25-Mar-13 12:23:22

I like Miriam better than Elena

BeeBopDingALing Mon 25-Mar-13 12:26:32


CheungFun Mon 25-Mar-13 12:31:53

I prefer Elena

wigglesrock Mon 25-Mar-13 13:49:36

I really like Elena and for ages it was top of the list for dd3, but then I heard people pronounce it more like Elinor than Eh-lay-na, which is how I liked it said. It put me off and I didn't bother with it.

Willow36 Mon 25-Mar-13 13:57:54


KittenOfDoom Mon 25-Mar-13 14:38:18

Miriam by a long way.

Elena would be constantly confused with Eleanor and Helena, and she would inevitably be another bloody Ellie.

Laquila Mon 25-Mar-13 15:24:34

I love the name Miriam, and Min or Mimi for short. Elena is a pretty name but I think people would get the pronunciation wrong (I'm presuming you want to pronounce it El-LAY-na?)

CruCru Mon 25-Mar-13 17:04:44

Thanks all. I think I like Miriam too, it seems a bit less of the moment. I don't know the sex yet but as DH doesn't much like girls names ending in -a (see other thread) I've been trying to find names that aren't Jane or Alice.

Ttcnumero3 Mon 25-Mar-13 20:58:43

I love Miriam. Elena very nice too... I have two little Miriams in my life and 1 Elena...

SanityClause Mon 25-Mar-13 21:01:34

I had a friend called Miriam at school. It was unusual then, as well, but a lovely "solid" name.

Laquila Mon 25-Mar-13 21:14:33

My mum is 62 and called Miriam, and I don't think she, or I, has ever met another one.

Jeezimacasalinga Tue 26-Mar-13 12:08:49

Elena can be pronounced the Spanish way (E-lay-na) or the Italian way (Elen-a). I have an Italian one :-) and she has never been an Ellie. Miriam is very beautiful too and quite unusual - I admire your taste in names CruCru!

CheeseStrawWars Tue 26-Mar-13 12:14:22

Meredith? Mirabel?

Elena's nice, though there are lots of them. Miriam always seems a bit prim, somehow.

Exhaustipated Tue 26-Mar-13 18:53:17

Miriam. Great classic name. Also love Miranda and Meredith if you're after suggestions, or Marianne...

olivertheoctopus Tue 26-Mar-13 22:20:35

Miriam. I'm never sure how I should be pronouncing Elena.

wiltingfast Wed 27-Mar-13 22:21:17

Miriam here too, what a lovely name smile

raisah Thu 28-Mar-13 00:57:52

Miriam. I have à lovely cousin called Miriam

anonymosity Thu 28-Mar-13 02:47:57

Love both and have dear friends with each name. CAn you use both?

Grannylipstick Sat 30-Mar-13 13:19:08

We know a young lady called Miriam. She gets called mimi. Love it

susiey Sat 30-Mar-13 18:25:45

I have a dd called Miriam and we call her Miri for nn. I obviously love it!

AnAirOfHope Sat 30-Mar-13 18:31:33


FingersCrossedLegsNot Sun 31-Mar-13 00:21:39


blondieminx Sun 31-Mar-13 00:37:55


Miriam makes me think of Miriam Margoles!

notimefors Sun 31-Mar-13 00:42:48

Miriam. Elena is too similar to all the other El names popular at the moment.

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