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Middle names for Eloise

(19 Posts)
minipie Mon 24-Sep-12 17:23:04

We've just about settled on Eloise for DD1 expected in December. Still no middle name though.

She will be Eloise middlename mysurname DHsurname. My surname is two syllables and DH's is one.

Please can you give me your views on:

Eloise Beatrice
Eloise Marianne
Eloise Cecily
Eloise Cara
Eloise Mia
Eloise May
Eloise Melissa

Some of these eg Melissa and Cecily seem to have too many L and S sounds to work with Eloise - what do you think?

Other suggestions welcome too - especially more unusual names.

delilah88 Mon 24-Sep-12 17:25:13

You should pick something that has personal meaning - the name of a place, relative, friend etc.

YouMayLogOut Mon 24-Sep-12 19:22:33

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

YouMayLogOut Mon 24-Sep-12 19:26:01

Eloise Miranda
Eloise Felicity
Eloise Hermione
Eloise Natalie
Eloise Penelope
Eloise Julia
Eloise Rebecca
Eloise Miriam
Eloise Alexandra
Eloise Victoria

DawnOfTheDee Mon 24-Sep-12 19:26:48

Eloise Cara is my favourite.

Eloise May also sounds nice but May is 'the' middle name of the moment it seems (along with Rose).

HuwEdwards Mon 24-Sep-12 19:31:24


Louboo2245 Mon 24-Sep-12 19:33:52

I thought Rose instantly, but out of the ones you've chosen I would go with Beatrice

InvisibleHotPinkWeasel Mon 24-Sep-12 19:34:49

Eloise Michelle
Eloise Ann

PermanentlyOnEdge Mon 24-Sep-12 19:35:21

I think based on syllables you need a two syllable name so Mia or Maya would be good.

YouMayLogOut Mon 24-Sep-12 19:40:39

Eloise Vanessa

Japple Mon 24-Sep-12 20:13:39 about. "Eloise Taylor ___ ___. you see,Eloise is 3 syllables,
and wants a 2-syllable sound next to it... Example:

Eloise Taylor Maxwell Smyth. Jill.

secondseverncrossing Mon 24-Sep-12 20:15:08

I've got an Eloise Madeline smile

minipie Tue 25-Sep-12 10:33:52

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?

Gwennan Tue 25-Sep-12 11:25:55

As you've ruled out most of your original list due to too many L and S sounds or because you wish to reserve the names for a possible second daughter, I suggest:

Eloise Matilda
Eloise Victoria
Eloise Catherine
Eloise Georgina
Eloise Mary
Eloise Flora
Eloise Poppy
Eloise Megan
Eloise Francesca

minipie Tue 25-Sep-12 11:53:37

You're right I have haven't I grin! But do you think the second daughter reason is a good reason... ?

I like Megan, will see what DH thinks, thanks

rogersmellyonthetelly Tue 25-Sep-12 21:47:38

I have Eloise Olivia :0)

baskingseals Tue 25-Sep-12 21:56:07

what about

Eloise Maria

Eloise Seren

Eloise Clara

Eloise Zoe

Sinkingfeeling Tue 25-Sep-12 23:18:34

I have an Eloise Beatrice smile

marshmallowpies Tue 25-Sep-12 23:28:42

Eloise Claire
Eloise Lara

Neither very original (especially as you've already had Cara and Clara suggested) but they both have a nice sound about them, I think.

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