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(17 Posts)
DementedHousewife Tue 23-Aug-11 12:40:09

What do you think of Eleanor?

candytuft63 Tue 23-Aug-11 12:48:14

Love this name. My middle name is Elaina, which my parents sort of amended from Eleanor, as that was the name of their favourite God parent, but didnt want to appear to be favouring anyone in particular.My DD is an Eleanor.

AnnMarie82 Tue 23-Aug-11 12:49:04

Love, especially with the nn Nora although I really don't like Ellie as a nn!

Collision Tue 23-Aug-11 12:49:40

It is a good strong name that carries well throughout life.

I would not choose it for my dd as I do not think it is a particular pretty name as it sounds hard to me but I do not dislike it.

I prefer Ella.

cece Tue 23-Aug-11 12:50:10

I like it and prefer it in full rather than shortening it to Ellie.

Iamkenny Tue 23-Aug-11 12:51:49

I like it. people know it but yet there aren't a lot. I like it Elinor (as in Dashwood)

I also like Elaine

minipie Tue 23-Aug-11 12:57:43

Eleanor and Elinor both lovely. I also like Ellen, quite unusual still at the mo.

Ellie and Ella are ubiquitous nicknames but I still like them.

dippyducky Tue 23-Aug-11 13:05:09

Love it, top of our list. Seen nn Nell suggested on another thread.

AberdeenAngusina Tue 23-Aug-11 13:13:39

Love it. Works for girls and adult women, and has a choice of nns.

ThatllDoPig Tue 23-Aug-11 13:18:02

Beautiful elegant name.

randomimposter Tue 23-Aug-11 13:18:28

Love Eleanor with Nell as a NN. Not keen on Ellie personally, a bit meh. Nora's ok.

Pepa Tue 23-Aug-11 13:20:14

Love it but am biased as its my dd2's name!!

Ellypoo Tue 23-Aug-11 13:43:51

I can't rate it highly enough!!
It's my name, and I have all sorts of nn's: El, Elly, Nell, Nora. It can be a pain having to spell it out to people all the time, but I think it's a great name!!!

DementedHousewife Tue 23-Aug-11 20:00:19

Thanks everyone.

LetThereBeRock Tue 23-Aug-11 20:15:05

It's lovely.

CurwySwide Tue 23-Aug-11 20:23:53

I like it (don't love it, sorry) - prefer spelling Elinor. However I do love Nell (Ellie etc. far too popular for me)

eurycantha Tue 23-Aug-11 21:32:32

A lovely name.I used to look after an Eleanor Francesca Sophie,then I changed jobs and was looking after a Sophie Eleanor Francesca.Eleanor is usually known as Ellie.

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