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Eden or Ellen

(36 Posts)
FlowerBellll Thu 31-Dec-15 22:31:14

Edie or Ellie?

VinylScratch Thu 31-Dec-15 22:32:35


AuntieStella Thu 31-Dec-15 22:34:44


(I'm not wild about boys names on girls)

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 31-Dec-15 22:53:12


Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 31-Dec-15 23:14:49


xmasseason Fri 01-Jan-16 00:29:19

Edie but short for Edith.

FlowerBellll Fri 01-Jan-16 00:43:04

It's funny, I'm not that keen on Edith, so it is def between Eden or Ellen

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Fri 01-Jan-16 00:51:22


perpetuallybewildered Fri 01-Jan-16 00:52:36

Ellen - no contest.

Pobspits Fri 01-Jan-16 00:53:41

Ellen or Edie not Eden or Ellie!!!!

There are ALOT of Edens here but haven't met a little Ellen

BendydickCuminsnatch Fri 01-Jan-16 00:54:44

Ellen but not Ellie! Ellie is so overdone. Does Ellen really need a shortening? All the Ellens I know are just Ellen, and it's a lovely little-used name smile don't know any little Ellens.
Eden is pretty too though but more popular IME!

SinisterBumFacedCat Fri 01-Jan-16 00:55:24

Eden definitely

Pancakeflipper Fri 01-Jan-16 00:58:02

Ellen because the Ellen I know is one of the most lovely people I know. Whereas the Eden I know is a bit of a cow. Illogical reasoning but I've had some wine.

IoraRua Fri 01-Jan-16 03:02:52

In contrast to pancake, the only Ellen I know is a total bitch grin
I like Eden. Ellen is a bit drab in my opinion...and I thought that before I met the wagon.

NadiaWadia Fri 01-Jan-16 06:04:15

Eden is lovely. And it's not a boy's name (I mean I know it sometimes is, but it sounds a lot more feminine to me).

Ellen is nice enough though, although I prefer Eleanor or Helena, or even Helen. Ella is pretty too, though a bit over-popular.

DragAct Fri 01-Jan-16 08:30:38

Ellen. Eden sounds like a tiresome teenage boy band member.

ThursdayLastWeek Fri 01-Jan-16 11:19:43

Ellen or Edie.

I love Edie short for Edith

Chewbecca Fri 01-Jan-16 11:25:42

I always think Ellen sounds like Helen with the 'h' dropped (Essex so inevitable).

Purplehonesty Fri 01-Jan-16 11:50:06

I like them both. Probably Eden for me tho; never met anyone called Eden.

spring1bee Fri 01-Jan-16 12:04:34

I love them both but for different reasons. Ellen to me is very traditional, classic and elegant whereas Eden is a bit more edgy and "out there." I agree with others though that Edie is a lovely nn for Eden but Ellie is very overdone.

YeOldeTrout Fri 01-Jan-16 12:09:43

Ellen. We know one (clever, nice, Queen Bee) who is 14.
Eden sounds hippy or religious. Are you hippies?

spring1bee Fri 01-Jan-16 12:15:33

(having said that, I know a 16 year old Eden from a very "hoity-toity" UC family who chose it because of the family's roots in Eden Valley in Cumbria)

AMT2512 Fri 01-Jan-16 12:45:41

I like them both smile I think I prefer Eden, but prefer Ellie... I'd go with Eden!

Vixxfacee Fri 01-Jan-16 13:19:38

Eden but edie is ruining the name.

bruffin Fri 01-Jan-16 13:31:29

Ellie, eden is awful

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