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Ellis - For a girl??

(24 Posts)
lilaloves Mon 18-Jul-11 21:09:26

Dh's recent suggestion,is it too masculine??

I can't decide if I like it or not.Would people always hear Alice.

Would Elise sound better?

PaperBank Mon 18-Jul-11 21:11:45

Ellis is too surnamey and yes, rather masculine. Elise is much nicer IMHO.

feedthegoat Mon 18-Jul-11 21:13:33

I don't like Ellis for a girl.

I really like Elise and Elliott though.

ChrissyHynde Mon 18-Jul-11 21:14:04

I know both a girl and boy called Ellis. I prefer the name for a girl to me it sounds a little wimpish for a boy.

lilaloves Mon 18-Jul-11 21:53:52

Yes it does sound a liitle masculine for me too.

Dh not too keen on Elise,will keep thinking.

Stars22 Mon 18-Jul-11 22:22:59

I know 2 people called Ellis and they are both boys. I think Elise is nice for a girl.

catsareevil Mon 18-Jul-11 22:25:20

I know a girl called Ellis. I wouldnt use it for a boy.

acsec Mon 18-Jul-11 22:28:21

I know a boy Ellis and a girl Ellis.

I love the name Elise for a girl

mathanxiety Mon 18-Jul-11 22:40:42

I think it's far nicer for a girl than a boy. Not too masculine -- actually a bit more feminine imo.

I know two girls named Emerson (shortened to Em and Emmie) and I think Ellis will become more and more a girl's name as it can be shortened to Ellie/Ella -- don't know if that's off-putting to you or your DH. There are thousands and thousands of Ellies and Ellas.

lilaloves Tue 19-Jul-11 09:38:54

After much discussion last night Ellis morphed into Elise,then Alix then Alexa...

Is Elise still best choice?

PaperBank Tue 19-Jul-11 10:22:47

Alix is OK although I'd spell it Alex. Prefer Elise, but the best choice? Can't say - it's what's best for you.

Eloise, Eliza, Alyssa, Elsa, Alicia, Lucy, Louisa, Louise?

FairyArmadillo Tue 19-Jul-11 10:28:53

I know two little boys named Ellis. Love Alexa. If I ever had a DD this Alexa be on my shortlist.

CherryDrops Tue 19-Jul-11 12:53:14

Alexa's my favourite without doubt. Not keen on Ellis, Elise is slightly better and Alix is awful (but Alex is nice).

mathanxiety Tue 19-Jul-11 16:02:40

I love Alix. Elise is very nice though.

bibbitybobbityhat Tue 19-Jul-11 16:05:08

No, don't like it at all, sorry.

Elise is lovely. And I like Eliza too.

callow Tue 19-Jul-11 16:06:54

Also could be Ellice or Elice.

elliephant Tue 19-Jul-11 16:07:49

How about Eilis or Eilish ? ( eye leash)

HalfPastSeven Tue 19-Jul-11 16:13:13

I know an adult female Ellis. I think she is Danish. She is very glam and her name suits her perfectly well.

What about Eilidh (Aylie)
Eilish (Eye-lish or Ay-lish)

(not sure I have got either of these spellings correct - think they are irish or Scottish names)

Prefer Eloise to Elise.




MrsSchadenfreude Tue 19-Jul-11 16:15:48

I know a Dutch Elles, pronounced like Ellis. Would that work?

BibiBelle Tue 19-Jul-11 16:25:18

I know a female Ellis and she is gorgeous smile

My DD3 has a name more commonly associated with a boy and she is gorgeous with it - she's really made it work for her

Fimbo Tue 19-Jul-11 16:32:34

My sil was going to call my niece Ellis but was put off because everyone said it was a boyish name.

I have seen pictures of Bibibelle's dd3 and she really suits her name and is scrumptious with it!

I like Lexie and Elena

figgygal Tue 19-Jul-11 20:06:38

I like it it's merediths mothers name in greys anatomy and always liked it

BibiBelle Tue 19-Jul-11 23:49:53

Ah Fimbo thank you smile

lazylula Tue 19-Jul-11 23:53:03

The first 2 Ellis' I met were girls, I now know 2 boys withe the name. One of the female ones spelt ir Elys I believe.

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