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Was set on Flora, but just saw Ellen??

(55 Posts)
emmyloo2 Wed 20-Mar-13 02:59:17

DH and I had locked in Flora for DD due in 9 weeks. However, stupidly I came back to Baby Names and saw someone asking for a sibling name for Ellen and it struck me how simple, classic and elegant Ellen was. I think DH will kill me for raising another option as we have been going around and around in circles and had finally decided on Flora (with Florence as a possible substitute).

DS is George and I want something traditional, not popular and elegant. And short!

So does Flora meet that? What about Ellen?


OkayHazel Sat 23-Mar-13 19:01:33

Ellie will be soooo easily avoided. Do not worry about that.

I'd suggest Elle. I think it's gorgeous and makes sense as a nickname for an already short name, to just pronounce the first syllable of the name.

MotherOfNations Sat 23-Mar-13 19:08:27

I love Ellen. It's my gran's name and my sister and daughters middle name. It's elegant and timeless.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Sun 24-Mar-13 14:30:04

Back again OP? grin

Ellen is lovely but quite a few Ellies around... Nell is a popular MN suggestion lately.

I still love Flora.

I wonder if you will see her face when she is born and think, Aha! and her name will come to you regardless of what you ponder here.

Yfronts Sun 24-Mar-13 23:10:31

Ellen could be Ellie - of which there are tons. Flora is much more special.

Yfronts Sun 24-Mar-13 23:13:45

Florence is stunning too. Theres also Floris, Fern.

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