Love, love the name Elodie but seem to have a personal dislike for names ending in 'ie'. Bearing in mind that because Elodie is a relatively unpopular (as yet) name in the UK and there wouldn't be any merchandise I could get for her without ordering it specifically; I wondered if it would be appropriate to use Elody? I am aware that this spelling wont be everyone's cup of tea, but I much prefer it.
What do you think? Is it ever right to change a classic spelling?
Spelt like that, it looks like you have forgotten the m on melody. Looks v weird to me, but then I know a couple of elodies so am used to the proper spelling. I know what you mean about ie endings but I dislike incorrect spellings much more than I dislike ie endings.
Whilst not keen on the nn Ellie, it wouldn't bother me too much. Personally I would nn Lola, Edie or Dee rather than that but understand that kids will give their own nn's.
I love the name so much I might consider biting the bullet and getting over the 'ie' thing. (:
I came to Elodie /Elody after toying with a long list of names which also included Beatrix (a name I still adore, but got such horrified responses from parents that I couldn't bring myself to use it now ): ), Phoebe, Milla and Zoe to name but a few.
Find girls names really difficult for some reason - I chop and change so often, so try to stick with names I have liked for years (Beatrix/Elodie/Zoe) and try not to get involved in ' personal naming fads' like Milla or Lola. I love these names the minute I hear them then a month down the line I think ewwww. Eeek! Actually I dont think ewww at all with Milla - but Lola and Francesca were two I loved madly for about ten mins then fell out of love with just as quickly!
Boy's names - have loved Seth for about 7 years so definitely a contender to the throne and also love Sebastian and Benjamin and have done for years. Again I find it hard to resist naming fads too, most recently Cosmo and Sawyer eeek!
Sorry for such a long post! (: Thanks to all who answered so far