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Cheshirekit Fri 11-Sep-15 16:26:32


My 2nd daughter due in Nov. Trying to decide between Alessia & Arianne, first born Eloise, great to have your thoughts, thanks!

SerenaVanDerWoodsen Fri 11-Sep-15 16:35:26

I think Arianne is lovey. Would you pn it Ariann or Arianna though? I know an Arianne pn Arianna and think it's lovely.

Not so keen on Alessia. I know a baby Olessia and her mum is constantly asked if it's Alicia and I'm wondering if this name might be the same?

Cheshirekit Fri 11-Sep-15 16:39:00

Thanks, would be arianne....

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Fri 11-Sep-15 16:44:21

I love Arianne. Very pretty.

Alessia is nice but, TBH, I had to think about how I would pronounce it. It could be mistaken for Alecia/Alyssia etc. etc. I also think Alessia is a little too similar sounding to Eloise for me.

Cheshirekit Fri 11-Sep-15 17:36:04

The Alessia / Eloise similarity had crossed my mind, does anyone else think they sound too similar?

Footle Fri 11-Sep-15 17:40:48

Yes, very much so. Your unconscious mind may be trying to trick you into choosing a very similar-sounding name in the hope that the new child will be as nice as the last. It's ok - she will be - but she'll appreciate having her own beautiful name !

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 11-Sep-15 17:55:13

Very similar plus Arianne rolls off the tongue much better, than Alessia, sorry but it sounds like a mis pronunciation of Alisha.

squoosh Fri 11-Sep-15 17:56:35

Alessia is way too similar to Eloise.

Falconwolf101 Fri 11-Sep-15 19:37:35

I'd say Alessia. Nicknames could be:


triathlon Fri 11-Sep-15 19:50:50


Sophronia Fri 11-Sep-15 20:26:51

I prefer Alessia, but I like Arianne better with Eloise.

Cheshirekit Sat 12-Sep-15 18:26:55

Thanks everyone, v helpful smile

ShiningWhite Sat 12-Sep-15 18:45:32

Alessia is too similar to Eloise for me. I also think it sounds like a mispronunciation of Alicia. I'd go for Arianne out of the two.

SmugairleRoin Sat 12-Sep-15 23:49:30

Another one in the Alessia is too similar camp!

Arianne is nice - what do you think of Marianne or possibly Mariela?

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