Eloise Beatrice - lovely Eloise Marianne - lovely but the rhythm is a bit awkward Eloise Cecily - too much sss with the words running into each other Eloise Cara - lovely Eloise Mia - OK Eloise May - OK Eloise Melissa - like
Thanks everyone! I like lots of the names mentioned above, some are out for family reasons though. I agree two syllables do seem to flow better.
I really like Madeleine (three syllables notwithstanding!) will suggest that to DH, thanks for the idea. However we do know a couple of friends' babies called Madeleine but as their first name, does that matter?
Seems like Cara and Beatrice slightly have the edge from the responses.
Thinking about it we might want to keep it as a first name in case we have DD2. Same applies to Cecily actually. So I guess that's a reason not to use it...? Or will our tastes have changed anyway by the time of DC2?
I really like Cara but my surname also starts with a hard C, so it would be Eloise Cara C- DHName. Does that matter?