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Eloise or Eloise? (or other suggestions)

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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 16:54:30

I'd say it as thumbwitch above. Just need to convince dh on the spelling now

Not sure about Heloise, doesn't quite have the same ring to it, imo, but still nice. I suspect we'll go back and forth on middle names smile

GlaikitFizzog Sun 25-Aug-13 16:55:44

Thumb, how do you say Louise? Sorry I think I'm being thick today!

SunnyIntervals Sun 25-Aug-13 16:59:56

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Thumbwitch Sun 25-Aug-13 17:03:09

Glaikit - Loo-weez. smile

GlaikitFizzog Sun 25-Aug-13 17:35:24

Ahh! I see now!! My Scottish accent strikes again! Oh and oo!! grin

liquidstate Sun 25-Aug-13 21:02:34

Surely Elouise would be pronounced El-oo-weez. I much prefer Ell-o-weez.

Also I prefer the Faith and Hope suggestions for a middle name.

Heloise is my DHs favourite girls name after I had vetoed Kimberly

sunnybobs Sun 25-Aug-13 21:55:01

What about Elodie? Also lovely & slightly more unusual at the moment

zippey Sun 25-Aug-13 22:00:32

Have you thought about Louise?

MissCalamity Sun 25-Aug-13 22:07:55

Oooh, I love Eloise. Definitely top girls name for DC2, we'd have the middle name as Catherine as it's my mum & sister's middle name.
My middle name is Louise, that wouldn't go down well!

HoneyDragon Sun 25-Aug-13 22:07:57

Thumbwitch has it spot on.

ems1910 Mon 26-Aug-13 01:11:51

No u, just Eloise. Definitely with Violet as a middle name.

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Mon 26-Aug-13 01:21:21

I think, out of the two, Grace is much nicer with Eloise (it has to be that spelling). But I do like Faith Hope etc instead. Definitely not Violet - it doesn't run on right.

WeAreSeven Mon 26-Aug-13 01:31:44

Well, thank God for that. I kept looking from Eloise to Eloise trying to spot the difference and wondered if I was developing late-onset dyslexia!

I had never seen or heard of Elouise before. Just seems wrong.

AberdeenAngusina Mon 26-Aug-13 06:17:02

I think Eloise Violet flows beautifully. Perhaps it's an accent thing, because I'm baffled by comments that it sounds awkward. I have a Scottish accent, and Eloise Violet sounds lovely.

Eloise Grace doesn't sound quite so good to me because of the repeated "s" sound at the end of each name.

TangfasticMrFoxalastic Mon 26-Aug-13 10:01:10

Thanks there are some really good points, the important ones being you all agree with my spelling wink

I'm leaning more towards Violet tbh. I'm due next Monday, so not long now I suspect smile

Frikadellen Mon 26-Aug-13 15:04:23

Another preferring for Eloise But will just throw in DD2's name of Eloisa just to stir a bit smile

Eloisa Violet is gorgeous imo

noodlebum Tue 27-Aug-13 14:07:27

Eloise! Violet is a nice middle name.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Tue 27-Aug-13 14:51:12


JamieandtheMagicTorch Tue 27-Aug-13 14:52:03

I prefer Violet

Eloise will inevitably be shortened to Ellie, which is rather popular

madmayday Tue 27-Aug-13 15:14:31

I'm an Eloise Anne, which depending on your surname, flows pretty well! grin

I prefer Violet to Grace and Eloise to be honest.

However I'll also thrown Elise into the mix because I think that is pretty.

Out the names you have said I think Eloise Grace sounds better than Eloise Violet even if I don't prefer it.

throw not thrown!

mamalovebird Tue 27-Aug-13 15:20:51

Eloise - this my my DDs middle name. I love it.

minipie Wed 28-Aug-13 14:44:29

I do think a one syllable mn works best (unless you have a one syllable surname) but so many are overused at the moment. How about

Eloise Fleur
Eloise Blythe
Eloise Ruth
Eloise Anne (I bet Ann or Anne will be the next Rose/May of middle names though)
Eloise Faye
Eloise Beth

HoneyDragon Wed 28-Aug-13 16:40:33

Eloise does NOT get shortened to Ellie, as the average Eloise comes with a highly efficient glare of death.

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