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Elodie Ivy

(20 Posts)
icefly Mon 27-Jun-11 21:38:50

I think we have decided on Elodie if yellow bump is a girl. I would like to use Ivy as a middle name (personal reasons) BUT given that most people won't know why the name Ivy has been chosen, how do you think Elodie Ivy sounds? (2 syllable surname)

Hulababy Mon 27-Jun-11 21:40:26

It sounds very much like the phrase/song "Ebony and Ivory" tbh.

I think having two names ending in y makes it quite a mouthful to say.

scurryfunge Mon 27-Jun-11 21:40:47

Too many eeeee sounds but I like both names, especially Elodie.

icefly Mon 27-Jun-11 21:43:03

Surname has no eee sounds (I may be grasping at straws!!)

FairyArmadillo Mon 27-Jun-11 21:43:41

It's lovely.

5inthebed Mon 27-Jun-11 21:45:26

Was just going to say what Hula said, sorry.

Pretty names by themselves though.

Rosemallow Mon 27-Jun-11 21:45:55

Like elodie a lot but the name is too 'eeeee'-ey IMO

icefly Mon 27-Jun-11 21:49:10

Hadn't thought Ebony/Ivory!! Puts me off a bit more, but, given that middle names are so rarely used after the name announcement, does it matter too much how it sounds?

icefly Mon 27-Jun-11 21:52:32

Or,maybe use another name in between Elodie and Ivy to break up the eee's a bit?

notnearlyasblondasiwas Mon 27-Jun-11 21:53:24

Elodie anne ivy?

SloganLogan Mon 27-Jun-11 22:02:36

Very pretty, I like it.

thursday Mon 27-Jun-11 22:06:54

i thought Ebony and Ivory too. i love both names, but i dont think they go together, sorry.

icefly Mon 27-Jun-11 22:12:36

I'm hearing what I already knew really!!! But given how little middle names are used, can I get away with it?!

threefeethighandrising Mon 27-Jun-11 23:31:46

I think you can get away with it. Lovely names. I was angling for Elodie (got a DS), it's a great name. And if Ivy means something to you then you should use it

BikeRunSki Mon 27-Jun-11 23:34:27

Ebony and Ivory here too.

They are very different, not sure that they "go" that well.

Scheherezadea Tue 28-Jun-11 15:44:44

Another one that thought Ebony and Ivory I'm afraid!

Secondtimelucky Tue 28-Jun-11 16:25:32

If you've got personal reasons for using Ivy, I'd second breaking it up with another middle name. Elodie Elizabeth Ivy doesn't do the 'Ebony and Ivory' thing, for example.

wildstrawberryplace Tue 28-Jun-11 16:30:34

Yep, Ebony and Ivory, started humming it the moment I read your thread title. Sorry.

everlong Tue 28-Jun-11 16:46:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

threefeethighandrising Tue 28-Jun-11 16:51:04

Why does it matter if it makes you think Ebony and Ivory?

The names won't be said together that often anyway (how many of your friends / colleagues middle names do you know?)

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