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OhFFSWhatsWrongNow Thu 05-Jun-14 19:44:07

Can I have your opinions on the girls name Ellen please? I'd be ever so grateful grin

Muskey Thu 05-Jun-14 19:48:10

It's my mums name and my daughters middle name had it not been for a sulky mil I would have called dd it

dontmesswithmytutu Thu 05-Jun-14 19:48:56

I love it!

poppyknot Thu 05-Jun-14 19:50:50

Love it. And there's always Nell for short. smile

CPtart Thu 05-Jun-14 19:55:03

Lovely name in its entirety. But dislike Ellie and Nell as nn's.

Leeds2 Thu 05-Jun-14 19:55:32

Gorgeous name.

StrawberryMojito Thu 05-Jun-14 19:55:41

Really nice.

callamia Thu 05-Jun-14 19:55:46

I really like it. Understated and elegant, but strong.

ForeskinHyena Thu 05-Jun-14 21:41:05

I know one whose NN is of course Ellie. Not many call her Ellen, but when she's older she may choose to use it and I think it's a lovely simple, graceful and feminine name.

GRW Thu 05-Jun-14 21:57:13

I like it but prefer Helen.

littlegreengloworm Thu 05-Jun-14 21:58:04

We are going for it.

bouncingbelle Thu 05-Jun-14 21:59:41

I love it but prefer it spelt Elin.

JennyZ1 Thu 05-Jun-14 22:21:08

I like the name. Very nice ring to it.

CheshireSplat Thu 05-Jun-14 22:27:15

Ooh! My DD's name and I absolutely love it. Simple and pretty! Unusual (I've never met another although have had the odd comment about it being a the name of a dearly love grandmother which is nice) but everyone can spell it (except a few welsh people who ask if it is spelt with an I) which also isn't a problem.

Go for it! grin

ChickenMe Fri 06-Jun-14 10:40:38

I like the Eh-lén pronounciation like Elen Rives but here it's more likely to be said Ellun which I'm not too keen on

squoosh Fri 06-Jun-14 11:02:07

I think it's a bit frumpy.

RonaldMcDonald Fri 06-Jun-14 11:10:07

I adore it. I know two Ellen's they are both inspirational kick ass women ( one familial one professional ) it's a wonderful name

burgatroyd Fri 06-Jun-14 11:20:11

Does Ellen often get confused with Helen I wonder. Love it but would be wary of names that sound too close to other names

ThinkIveBeenHacked Fri 06-Jun-14 11:22:06

I have a mother who adds rougue Hs onto words and drops Hs from words they should be in (Oliday Hinn Otel anyone?) So this has sadly ruled out Ellen/Elin for me sad

MysweetAudrina Fri 06-Jun-14 11:23:55

I have an Ellen she is 6 and she loves her name. Nobody confuses it with other names.

BrunoBrookesDinedAlone Fri 06-Jun-14 11:51:10

Should be lovely, but reminds me of the comedian alas.

Viatrix Fri 06-Jun-14 13:14:36

I love it - an underused classic smile

glorious Fri 06-Jun-14 22:05:08

My DD is Ellen smile We haven't met another but everyone knows how to say it and spell it. I think it's classic and understated but cute on a toddler (which she currently is). We have had lots of unsolicited positive comments about it.

DramaAlpaca Fri 06-Jun-14 22:08:48

It's very popular where I live & I know lots of all ages from small children to elderly ladies.

It's one of those names I feel I should like, but I just don't & I'm not sure why. It may have a negative association for me, but I can't put my finger on it.

evertonmint Fri 06-Jun-14 22:10:54

I love it! Due DC3 next week, looks like it's a boy, but if it had been a girl then Ellen would have been on the short list. Like it as it is, but prefer Nell or even Nellie as nicknames over Ellie.

I think Elin is pronounced El-een or Eel-in (Scandi versions I've heard) or Ayl-in (Welsh version) so not the same as Ellen.

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