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CheerfulYank Fri 17-Jun-11 08:24:44

viable nn for Eleanora, or am I stretching things a bit too much?

Would like an alternative to Ellie/Ella/Elle and am not keen on Lenore, Nora, etc.

randomimposter Fri 17-Jun-11 09:02:28

Stretching a bit I think - I would see Elsa a name in its own right.

How about Nell?

mopsyflopsy Fri 17-Jun-11 11:21:46

I agree - Elsa is a lovely name as it is. Or short for Elisabeth?

TrillianAstra Fri 17-Jun-11 11:28:46

I think you'd need an S in the name to make that work.

TrillianAstra Fri 17-Jun-11 11:30:06

Of ocurse you can put Rachel on the birth certificate but call your child Elsa day-to-day if you really want to. No reason why nicknames have to make sense smile

MelinaM Fri 17-Jun-11 11:58:25

Nell is a lovely nn for Eleanorsmile

MrsOzz Fri 17-Jun-11 13:55:41

Lenny could be used for Eleanor/a
Or Lea,
Or Nor/Nora
Even Annie from El-AN-or

Personally I like Nell or Ellie.

I have an Elsa and it just doesn't fit with Eleanor apart from haring an initial!

TrillianAstra Fri 17-Jun-11 13:58:47

Oooh, I like Lenny!

ThisIsJustASagaNow Fri 17-Jun-11 13:59:43

They don't spring to mind as nn's for Eleanora. Leah maybe?

Elsa is a lovely name in it's own right. Very cool and stylish and uncommon.

Not Elsie though - sorry that reminds me of Les Dawson.

CheerfulYank Fri 17-Jun-11 15:02:35

Thanks for the feedback. smile

There are some reasons why I have to use Eleanora if DH and I ever have a DD, and I was just feeling out different nn possibilities.

NoCarbsBeforeMarbs Fri 17-Jun-11 15:08:08

Love Elsa!
I was only thinking the other day, if I ever had another child (which I won't!) and it's a girl I would like to call her Elsa.

It was my grandmas cats name (but that was 20 yrs ago, and it's not a 'proper' cats name grin)

Lovely name.

Did I happen to mention that I'm quite fond of the name.....?

PurpleStrawberry Fri 17-Jun-11 16:03:14

Any possibility of using a middle name that starts with an S?!

If so, I think you could easily use Elsa as a nn then, as I know people who have implemented their middle name in their nickname.

One friend is called May Catherine and she calls herself Macy (May C)!

PurpleStrawberry Fri 17-Jun-11 16:04:42

Me again.

For example, you could use Eleanora Sarah, El Sa. wink

To be honest, there is no reason why couldn't just use Elsa, there is no law you have to use a nickname that is directly from that name.

CherryDrops Fri 17-Jun-11 16:04:53

PurpleStrawberry's idea would work with Eleanora Sarah or something along those lines..

prettybird Fri 17-Jun-11 16:17:50

Elsa was my wonderful granny's name (although she was known as Billy) and would have been one of the names would would have given a girl if ds hadn't been a ds.

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