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Tea1Sugar Tue 17-Dec-13 17:11:42

Dp and I have (nearly) agreed yay! Dd1 is Chloe and I think Chloe and Ellie "go" well.

But 2 potential ishs which is appreciate advice on.

1) surname begins with "e" too but is an "e" as in Emma sound rather than "ee" of Evie if that makes sense?! So different E phonetically but same initial. Is that a problem?

2) I love Ellie on its own but does it need to be short for sonething? If so I really dislike Eleanor and Ellen and all variants of spellings (sorry) so what else could it be?

MortifiedAnyFuckerAdams Tue 17-Dec-13 17:37:17

Hmm...well most on here will say she needs a long version to Give Her A Choice (yet Sarahs and Claires dont have a Choice!) but Im a big advocate of naming your child what you intend to call them.

DD has a 'nickname' on her BC. I dont care.

Its the Ellie E.... that would concern me. So, for an example, Ellie Evans. Kind of has a nice ring to it. Stick a V middle name in and you get EVE which would.make a great nickname grin

I know.of.a baby Ellie who is just Ellie and noone has ever said a word against the name.

Wombmates Tue 17-Dec-13 17:42:02

No comments on the name / surname, my mother is a J ane J ones (married name) and it's always been ok for her.

If you don't like Eleanor and Ellen, perhaps consider:

Elia (Ellie-a)

BananaHammocks Tue 17-Dec-13 18:30:50


LauraChant Tue 17-Dec-13 18:32:57


ToffeeJungle Tue 17-Dec-13 18:33:55

I personally wouldnt go for a first name beginning with the same letter as the surname - but that's just me!
Something like Ellie Esher sounds better to me than Ellie Emmett though for example.

Ellie could be short for Eloise, Elle, Ella, Elizabeth.

Clawdy Tue 17-Dec-13 20:15:27


Clawdy Tue 17-Dec-13 20:16:44

Sorry Toffee just saw your thread!

NoComet Tue 17-Dec-13 20:28:18

Elsie, I don't instantly get Ellie, but it is her NN.

Very confusingly so as there are two Eleanor, Ellies in that year.

They are teens, but do check we have a lot if Es

sorenna68 Tue 17-Dec-13 20:29:25

I have an Ellie, not short for anything...

JemR234 Tue 17-Dec-13 20:30:35

Elodie is nice?

thegreylady Tue 17-Dec-13 20:32:17


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HyvaPaiva Tue 17-Dec-13 23:00:54


MatildaWhispers Tue 17-Dec-13 23:06:29


BartBaby Wed 18-Dec-13 09:21:35

My dd1 is I think going to be Elena with nn Ellie. I personally like to have a more adult name for if they would rather use that when they are older, but I don't see a problem with Ellie on its own.

InTheBEEwitchedWinter Wed 18-Dec-13 17:55:39

I love Ellie - a friend had a girl last year and named her Elli, and a long form of it is top of my short list so I am biased g.

For long version I like Eliza and Eleri - the one of my list is Elinor.

TheGreatCatsby Thu 19-Dec-13 23:34:53

I have an Ellie. She even has the cardinal MN sin middle name of Mae! She at 14 loves her name and is the least chavvy girl I know!

peppinagiro Fri 20-Dec-13 11:07:05

Ellie May's is a southern American chicken n ribs yee ha cowboy type restaurant chain in South Wales. So don't move there smile

Tea1Sugar Fri 20-Dec-13 16:13:25

We're calling her Amelia nn Elia/Ellie. Thanks all :-)

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