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Can't choose between these two - help...

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redclover Tue 30-Aug-11 11:32:45

I've been toying with the idea of asking for help here for a week or two. What has held me back are the negative comments that some people post in response to others name ideas - so if you are a 'hater' / have nothing nice to say please don't respond to my question, I like my name choices & I'm finding it hard enough to choose as it is.
If however you are open & up for helping me I'd love to hear from you:-)

We have two names that we really like. They both include middle names BUT we don't necessarily envisage that the middle name will be used with the first name - more likely just as a pet name within the family if at all.

Elvie Frida Jacob
Marnie Maude Jacob

OR I guess we could go for Elvie Maude or Marnie Frida...
We did really like Elsie but my husband is worried that this might become popular over the next few years???

Thanks loads in advance for taking the time to help x

MadHatter302 Tue 30-Aug-11 11:36:55

I would go with Marnie Frida, it sounds beautiful! Also if your OH is worried about Elise (which is a lovely name) becoming popular then how about Eloise? Marnie Eloise is lovely smile

proudfoot Tue 30-Aug-11 11:38:11

I think the second versions are better Elvie Maude and Marnie Frida because that way there is more contrast in the name - Marnie and Maude sound a bit too similar to go together IMO!

Of the two I prefer Marnie but I do like Elsie better (and have you thought about Elsa? I love that!) I don't think Elsie is massively popular but you do hear it now and again - definitely more than Marnie.

redclover Tue 30-Aug-11 11:38:19

Thanks - you're right Marnie Eloise is lovely x

Cereal Tue 30-Aug-11 11:38:54

I like Marnie Maude smile Both quite unusual and pretty names.

Elvie reminds me of elves (sorry!) and personally I am not keen on Frida.

Elsie is lovely. How about Elisabeth with Elsie for short? Elsie Maude would be nice.

redclover Tue 30-Aug-11 11:39:43

Thanks proud foot - you're right about the contrast working well, hadn't really thought of it in that way x

DontWorryBaby Tue 30-Aug-11 11:40:33

Marnie gets my vote! grin

Sausagesarenottheonlyfruit Tue 30-Aug-11 11:41:10

I think Marnie has the edge over Elvie. I say this for 2 reasons; 1. it's one of the few names which is both strong and pretty sounding; 2. Elvie is quite similar to Evie which is popular at the moment, I can imagine people getting them mixed up as there will be a lot of Evies in this upcoming generation.

Both middle names are nice with Marnie. I like your choices overall.

Cereal Tue 30-Aug-11 11:41:51

Agree that Marnie Eloise is very nice smile

madeupme Tue 30-Aug-11 11:42:22

I would also go for Marnie Frida. I like the name Marnie a LOT but I think 2 ma names together might be a little bit too lyrical?

findmeintheflowerbed Tue 30-Aug-11 11:43:50

Loving Frida as your middle name choice - DC2 will have it as one of her middle names if she turns out to be a girl.
I Marnie Frida would be my favourite combination of your name choices - quite unusual, but not too 'out there'.

CurwySwide Tue 30-Aug-11 11:45:45

I really like Marnie Frida - both strong, unusual names

redclover Tue 30-Aug-11 12:18:43

So glad I asked now - it's really good to get the feedback, especially as there are points I hadn't considered e.g. Elvie & Evie mix up etc

Any thoughts on spelling Marni / Marnie? x

SoupDragon Tue 30-Aug-11 12:21:15

I think Marnie Frida.

muminthemiddle Tue 30-Aug-11 12:34:59

I would definaetly go with Marnie, but think Marnie Maud is a bit too rhyming.
So Marnie Elvie would be my choice.

deemented Tue 30-Aug-11 12:40:33

Oh i absolutely love Marnie smile

ticklebumpkin Tue 30-Aug-11 12:43:26

Marnie is very nice smile

I like Marnie Eloise best.

Also like Elsa.

curlwur200 Tue 30-Aug-11 12:44:28

I absolutely adore the name Marnie Eloise, it's beautiful smile

ticklebumpkin Tue 30-Aug-11 12:44:41

Yes, too much alliteration in Marnie Maude - it also sounds like a bit of a cartoon character name to me in that set up - Minnie Mouse and Marnie Maude type thing.

I hope you don't think that's rude, I know you don't want to be torn apart! I like both names on theire own just not sure about together.

Sl1nkyMalinki Tue 30-Aug-11 12:47:51

I love Marnie Eloise! Gorgeous and unusual.

Cereal Tue 30-Aug-11 12:51:37

I like the Marnie spelling with an e.

PercyFilth Tue 30-Aug-11 12:58:35

I like Marnie, and prefer Maud(e) to Frida. Unlike some others here, I like the alliteration.

Elvie is a bit "fairy" for my taste.

ellangirl Tue 30-Aug-11 13:05:31

I love Marnie- great name. Not quite so keen on Elvie, but like Sylvie as an alternative.

FebreezeYourJeans Tue 30-Aug-11 13:06:40

Prefer Elvira or Eve to Elvie (agree with the fact that there are billions of Evies about) Like both Marnie and Maude but not together. My only concern with Marnie is wether it sounds a bit like moany?

Maude Elvira would be my random choice grin
Enjoy her - whatever her name is.

FebreezeYourJeans Tue 30-Aug-11 13:07:20

Ooh yes ellangirl Sylvie nice too.

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