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Need to name "baby no name"...opinions please.

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Verynearlytea Sat 02-Mar-13 23:56:44

Little "baby no name" is now 6 days old and we need to decide which name to pick. It's between Nell and Eve. Love both but...
Eve - I think people may call her Evie which I like but it is currently very popular and this puts me off as I didn't want a faddy name.
Nell - am a bit worried folks will call her Nellie which I don't like.

Opinions please, which do you prefer?

CognitiveOverload Sun 03-Mar-13 20:12:49


Ham69 Sun 03-Mar-13 19:55:11

Definitely Nell, I love it. I think it's a name in it's own right too. Bored of Eve/ Eva/ Evie/ Evelyn/ Evangaline, etc.

ZolaBuddleia Sun 03-Mar-13 18:50:47

Nell! Deffo! It's lovely.

Offcolour Sun 03-Mar-13 17:22:08

Nell. Beautiful and unusual. Congratulations on your dd :-)

cakebaby Sun 03-Mar-13 15:59:29

Ooohhhh, Nell, please pick Nell! It's so pretty and not commonly used at all, but was very popular in times gone by. I LOVE it and it was on my bump list but has been vetoed by dh. Grrrr....

mumbaisapphire Sun 03-Mar-13 15:17:11

Much prefer Eve. FWIW I know an Evangeline who shortens it to Evie and also an Evelyn who does the same. However the Eva I know is simply Eva and same for the only Eve I've ever known - always just been Eve. I think the latter two are so short that they simply don't require shortening or changing.

Birdies Sun 03-Mar-13 14:52:10

Nell - a lovely name and not too popular

DickdastardlyAndMutley Sun 03-Mar-13 13:23:31

Nell really lovely

ENormaSnob Sun 03-Mar-13 13:20:57

I really like both.

<helpful grin>

5madthings Sun 03-Mar-13 11:04:54

Nell. I know a toddler nell, her name is ellen but she gets called nell. Its a lovely name smile

ProlificWillyBreeder Sun 03-Mar-13 11:04:45

Oh I love Nell. If I had a girl she would be Nell

BabsAndTheRu Sun 03-Mar-13 11:02:22

Nell , beautiful name.

BoyMeetsWorld Sun 03-Mar-13 10:58:44

Nell is beautiful, nella rather than Nellie as a nn

Blanketsandpillows Sun 03-Mar-13 10:53:55

Nell-I love it

BrainDeadMama Sun 03-Mar-13 08:56:39

If you wanted a full name with Nell as nickname, you could use Helen/Helena, as mentioned, Eleanor or, my fave, Penelope smile

SanityClause Sun 03-Mar-13 08:09:27

I know an Eve who's just Eve (AFAIK).

To me Nell is a nickname, and I dislike nicknames used as names. But, obviously you are more than okay with it, so feel free to ignore my prejudices!

Verynearlytea Sun 03-Mar-13 08:06:38

Ooh just looked at replies for first time, this was my first ever mn post so happy to see some folks answered.

Seems the consensus so far is for Nell. That made my happy so I think I may have found my real preference.

Glakit, good idea on the trial for each, she's going to have a Nell morning and Eve avo.

Bumbolina thanks good to hear a personal experience.

Thanks all, very helpful.

SPBInDisguise Sun 03-Mar-13 08:05:00


AuntieStella Sun 03-Mar-13 08:02:19

Helena: then Nell is already a nn and people may be less likely to muck around with it further.

ErikNorseman Sun 03-Mar-13 07:57:51

Nella is pretty, nell for short?

SugarMeFingers Sun 03-Mar-13 07:48:26

Nell, you could use Nella as a nickname to steer people away from Nellie. Congrats!

BrainDeadMama Sun 03-Mar-13 07:40:40

Nell. If it suits her?

Congrats smile

GlaikitFizzog Sun 03-Mar-13 07:24:17

Nell 100%

Does she look like an eve or a nell? Maybe try calling her nell today and eve tomorrow see which fits.

Congratulations! Ooh I'm broody! Sniff her little head, just the best thing! grin

Bumbolina Sun 03-Mar-13 07:20:23

I know a little Eve that is about 5 and has never been called Evie? If you like it go for it!

deemented Sun 03-Mar-13 07:18:59

LOVE Nell!

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