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Eloise or Eloise? (or other suggestions)

(56 Posts)
TangfasticMrFoxalastic Sun 25-Aug-13 07:31:53

We like the name, but can't decide on the spelling smile

Potential middle names are Violet or Grace.

Other suggestions welcome, though nothing beginning with 'J'

TangfasticMrFoxalastic Sun 25-Aug-13 07:33:47

Damn auto correct, I checked the text body but not the title grin

The question is Eloise or Elouise? smile

BikeRunSki Sun 25-Aug-13 07:39:50

I think the standard spelling is Eloise, which I prefer, but Elouise also makes sense in that it is not "creative".

Not Grace though..... it seems to have become such a common middle name as to be completly indistinctive iyswim.

Eloise Violet is nice though.

Sunnysummer Sun 25-Aug-13 07:40:19

This is one where autocorrect is correct... Has to be Eloise, the other one looks like a misspelling to me.

I like Eloise Violet, it's a nice spiky contrast to the softer sound of the fIrst name smile Grace is pretty too, but currently seems like a more common 'filler' middle name (along with Rose and Mae).

num3onway Sun 25-Aug-13 07:43:39

Eloise is so pretty. I also really like elodie but oh said no!

Not keen on violet and grace is quite common now but if its what you like go for it!

TangfasticMrFoxalastic Sun 25-Aug-13 07:44:23

Thanks, good point made about autocorrect and Grace smile

BetterWithCheese Sun 25-Aug-13 08:22:18

I had Eloise Violet on my longshort list but my husband has vetoed Eloise sad It's a beautiful name smile

LittleBearPad Sun 25-Aug-13 08:26:46

Go with autocorrect.

Elouise looks like it could be said E-Louise.

Eloise Grace is very pretty

Seaweedy Sun 25-Aug-13 08:26:48

I find the combination of Eloise and Violet difficult to say and to look at because of the recurrence of 'i' and 'o', but reversed, if you see what I mean.

Eloise, definitely. Elouise would be pronounced entirely differently, surely?

BabyBrainMom Sun 25-Aug-13 09:03:58

Prefer Eloise

How about Eloise May instead?

LadyLech Sun 25-Aug-13 12:48:00


I know 4 little girls called Eloise. All spell their name this way.

Ihatepeas Sun 25-Aug-13 14:00:31

Eloise Violet is gorgeous!!!!

Linguaphile Sun 25-Aug-13 14:14:14

I really like Eloise Violet.

picnicbasketcase Sun 25-Aug-13 14:16:09

Eloise - Elouise looks wrong and the I is entirely redundant.

TangfasticMrFoxalastic Sun 25-Aug-13 16:17:56

Wow thanks, that's pretty conclusive! And was my preferred spelling too so even better wink

I shall pass on the verdict smile

picnicbasketcase Sun 25-Aug-13 16:19:16

^ That should have said the 'U', not the 'I', of course. The I is very important smile

Thumbwitch Sun 25-Aug-13 16:22:38

Good ol' autocorrect, got it completely right for once! Glad you're taking the hint wink

I love the name Eloise. I agree that Grace is very popular at the moment but as it's a middle name, does that really matter? Still, if you like that kind of name, what about:
Eloise Faith
Eloise Hope

cookielove Sun 25-Aug-13 16:22:59

A friend of mine just had a baby abd called her Elouise. To me it looks odd and much prefer the other correct spelling. smile

racingheart Sun 25-Aug-13 16:23:29

Eloise is really pretty. Not sure it goes with Violet - it's the o-ee i-o vowels that sound a bit odd. I like Grace, even if it is popular. Lovely meaning and sounds pretty with Eloise.

riskit4abiskit Sun 25-Aug-13 16:25:11

Heloise is a medieval name I will throw into the mix.

I like eloise as a spelling better than the other way

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GlaikitFizzog Sun 25-Aug-13 16:36:25

How are you allpronounincing Eloise? I say elouise, I wouldn't spell it that way, but its the way I would say it.

Mucho prefer violet as a MN too!

ChasedByBees Sun 25-Aug-13 16:37:34

Eloise is lovely. Elouise sounds like an online version of Louise.

Thumbwitch Sun 25-Aug-13 16:41:41


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