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Ella or Eva?

(38 Posts)
LilyKing0909 Fri 27-Nov-15 19:57:35


Raxacoricofallapatorius Fri 27-Nov-15 20:00:18

Either. They're practically the same name. I don't mean that disparagingly. Just they're the same number of syllables, same first letter, both popular, well known, girly. There's nothing to recommend either as better.

WanderingTrolley1 Fri 27-Nov-15 20:04:06


Dinosaursdontgrowontrees Fri 27-Nov-15 20:05:41


CelestiaLuna Fri 27-Nov-15 20:09:50

I think Eva is better, i find it prettier and more interesting than Ella.

CityDweller Fri 27-Nov-15 20:10:33

Yaaaaaaawn (sorry wink)

GothJoose Fri 27-Nov-15 20:12:14

They're both pretty. for me it would depend what flows better with your surname & middle name choice (if you're having one)

NadiaWadia Fri 27-Nov-15 20:13:10

Eva is lovely, much nicer than the currently superpopular 'Ava' if you ask me (but be aware than in many countries, especially Spanish speaking ones, Eva is not pronounced 'eeva' but the same as 'Ava')

Ella is nice as well, though I prefer Eva. But both are extremely popular right now though, if that bothers you?

Mamabird3 Fri 27-Nov-15 20:17:30

I've got an 8year old Eva (who's nickname has somehow ended up to be Effie) so I'm a bit biased! I think it's a pretty name, strong but feminine. It also suits all age groups in my opinion, whereas I feel Ella is a little bit more of a young girly name, but that's just my opinion (and Ella is very similar to my name)

Mamabird3 Fri 27-Nov-15 20:18:38

Whoops posted too soon!
In regards to the popularity of it, I'm in a smallish city in the south west and haven't come across another Eva yet. I think it's quite region dependant, and even then, popularity might not be something that bothers you anyway!

strawberryandaflake Fri 27-Nov-15 20:18:54

Neither, both really overused recently. Sorry. sad

villainousbroodmare Fri 27-Nov-15 20:30:53

I also find them pretty much the same, pleasant but dullish.

celtictoast Fri 27-Nov-15 20:33:22


LilyKing0909 Fri 27-Nov-15 20:44:47

I like popular names, there's a reason they're popular!

scratchandsniff Fri 27-Nov-15 20:47:50

Eva. I know of quite a few recent baby Ella's, think it'll be the Sarah of now.

Sophronia Fri 27-Nov-15 20:57:15

Ella, but both are nice.

RiverTam Fri 27-Nov-15 21:11:20

I have an Ella so I'm biased but they're both lovely. I agree with whichever works best with your surname. They aren't really practically the same unless you're pronouncing Eva as 'Ever' not 'Eever'.

babyblabber Fri 27-Nov-15 21:13:51

Eva. Gorgeous

cheapandcheerful Fri 27-Nov-15 21:15:22

Neither. They're everywhere.

LilyKing0909 Fri 27-Nov-15 21:17:45

They may be everywhere, but I don't have my very own one smile

Raxacoricofallapatorius Fri 27-Nov-15 21:27:51

I explained why they're practically the same in my opinion - not pronunciation but syllables, alliteration, over use. Other people agreed too.

CelestiaLuna Fri 27-Nov-15 22:18:27

i don't know if they are everywhere as some posters have said, but if they are really popular names your DD may not like being one of many in that generation. Just a consideration.

DeepBlueLake Fri 27-Nov-15 23:54:53


So what if they're overused / popular etc, they are lovely names. Much better than granny chick names

SuckingEggs Fri 27-Nov-15 23:56:59

Hmm. They're a bit too common IMO but Eva over Ella.

Bellejournee Sat 28-Nov-15 08:22:10

Prefer Eva, but in the past year I've known about ten babies born with that name, if that bothers you at all. It is a lovely name though..

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