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Eloisa or Raquel ?

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BabyBrainMom Fri 16-Aug-13 21:58:07

Looking for name for dd. Which is best Eloisa or Raquel? DH is from Spain and we were looking for a Spanish name...

Thank you for any tips you may have . . .

NarkyNamechanger Fri 16-Aug-13 22:00:41

Hmm can I say neither but maybe Luisa?

(Poet and don't know it)

CruCru Fri 16-Aug-13 22:01:26

Eloisa. Wasn't there a Raquel in Eastenders?

mynameisslimshady Fri 16-Aug-13 22:02:54

I can't even read the name Raquel without hearing it in a Del Boy accent. grin

Eloisa is lovely.

thisisyesterday Fri 16-Aug-13 22:03:26

mynameis.... I was going to say the exact same thing!!!

on that basis I prefer Eloisa

EmmaGellerGreen Fri 16-Aug-13 22:05:01

I guess Eloisa is slightly less awful

Bunbaker Fri 16-Aug-13 22:07:09

Wasn't there a Raquel on Corrie many moons ago? I must admit that the name reminds me of Del Boy's girlfriend as well.

BabyBrainMom Fri 16-Aug-13 22:13:19

Never watched Eastenders or Corrie, so glad I posted here and Raquel seems like not a good choice ...
Does Eloisa not sound nice? Any other Spanish names that may be lovely?

Rhubarbgarden Fri 16-Aug-13 22:28:46


tywysogesgymraeg Fri 16-Aug-13 22:32:16

Raquel is a bit chav IMO. Eloisa is nice, or I like Pilar too, if you're looking for Spanish names.

Mummyoftheyear Fri 16-Aug-13 22:44:19

Louisa us nicer. Is that Spanish by any chance?

Mummyoftheyear Fri 16-Aug-13 22:44:37

Louisa is nicer. Is that Spanish by any chance?

AntoinetteCosway Fri 16-Aug-13 22:45:18

I prefer Eloise or Luisa to Eloisa but it is pretty in itself.

sleepingbeautiful Sat 17-Aug-13 06:54:55

Eloise is nicer than Eloisa IMO. Less is more.

Raquel, yes just hear Delboy!!

SeashellHoarder Sat 17-Aug-13 18:09:41

How about Paloma, works in English and Spanish (means dove)

Otherwise I love love Maribel ( traditionally a diminutive of Maria Isabel. But now used in its own right )

SleepyCatOnTheMat Sat 17-Aug-13 19:35:56

Second Paloma and agree Eloisa is much nicer than Raquel (but also prefer Eloise for some reason).

TheSecondComing Sat 17-Aug-13 19:54:53

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HahaHarrie Sat 17-Aug-13 23:13:14

Eloisa - definitely! Beautiful.

NadiaWadia Sun 18-Aug-13 05:19:16

They are both nice names, but prefer Eloisa. Ramona is nice too.

Layl77 Sun 18-Aug-13 05:59:58

Raquel just screams 80's tarty woman. Eloisa nicer

ZolaBuddleia Mon 19-Aug-13 14:42:36

Eloisa is lovely. As is Paloma.

BabyBrainMom Sun 25-Aug-13 08:56:38

Thank you for all replies, dh not keen on Eloisa my favorite sad We are thinking of Luisa instead, Aviana or Alba, his favorite

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