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AMT2512 Sun 03-Jan-16 00:14:41

Opinions please

Tiggeryoubastard Sun 03-Jan-16 00:15:27

Fine, if you spell it properly. Twatty if not.

NadiaWadia Sun 03-Jan-16 00:16:26

Nice, but I prefer the spelling Eleanor somehow. Certainly Elinor is more unusual so that's a plus.

NadiaWadia Sun 03-Jan-16 00:17:24

Elinor is a perfectly normal spelling. Jane Austen used it and I don't think she was a twat, really.

TheIggorcist Sun 03-Jan-16 00:17:27

I have this name (with this spelling) in my family history. Great grandparents were clearly being twatty then! hmm
It is nice, but will mostly be spelt the other way.

AMT2512 Sun 03-Jan-16 00:20:16

I just really like the i in it smile didn't really know it was considered a "bad" spelling alternative!

NadiaWadia Sun 03-Jan-16 00:21:38

It's not. Clearly it's a spelling that has been around hundreds of years. Ignore!

AuntieStella Sun 03-Jan-16 00:22:40

I like it, and I like this older spelling.

DramaAlpaca Sun 03-Jan-16 00:22:54

I like it, and Elinor is a perfectly acceptable alternative spelling. I prefer it, actually.

Boogers Sun 03-Jan-16 00:23:18

DD's name is Eleanor so I obviously love it. Have seen it spelled Elinor before too. Can be shortened many ways and suits DD to a T!

TheGirlOnTheLanding Sun 03-Jan-16 00:29:16

Author of Chalet School series of books - perfectly acceptable spelling!

I like both versions of the name.

NHKX2 Sun 03-Jan-16 00:40:13

Elinor is on our shortlist, so obviously I love the name. This spelling is how my grandmother spells it and is also the main way it's spelled in Sweden, which is our heritage. Anyone who says it's not a legitimate spelling must be the twat 😝

Boogers Sun 03-Jan-16 00:46:49

DD is Eleanor and I've seen it as Elenor, Elanor and Elinor. It's a beautiful name, however it's spelled! smile

alltouchedout Sun 03-Jan-16 00:50:54

Beautiful. I love it smile

SuckingEggs Sun 03-Jan-16 00:52:44

It'll be misspelt an awful lot. I think it's an ok name, nowt special though.

FattyNinjaOwl Sun 03-Jan-16 00:53:57

I love the name. It's beautiful. I do prefer Eleanor but that's just personal preference. Absolutely nothing wrong with Elinor.

Boogers Sun 03-Jan-16 00:55:22

SuckingEggs - unpleasant thing to say. Are you not in a happy place tonight?

AMT2512 Sun 03-Jan-16 01:06:36

How do you pronounce it? The ones with DDs named this? I like it said El-eh-nuh... Do you say nor at the end?

Boogers Sun 03-Jan-16 01:10:55

DD is el-len-or, though Elinor is el-in-or, Elanor is el-an-nor and Elenor is, I think, el-en-or, same as Eleanor.

AMT2512 Sun 03-Jan-16 01:11:54

Well, I want it said as Ellie-nah (kind of), but is it supposed to sound Ellie-nor?

TheBestChocolateIsFree Sun 03-Jan-16 01:12:47

It's a very pretty name but because it's such a minority (although still perfectly legitimate) spelling she will have to spell it out and correct people a lot. She will become "ElinorwithanI" - all one word. But that's not the worst fate, and it wouldn't put me off a name I really loved.

AMT2512 Sun 03-Jan-16 01:13:02

Is it possible for me to said it with the nah sound at the end? :S I had a step-cousin growing up (Eleanor) and everyone said it as Ellie-nah

SuckingEggs Sun 03-Jan-16 01:18:40

Boogers, very happy dear. But thanks for asking.

The op asked for opinions. Haven't you come across the baby name thread before? You're being silly.

As I said... It's ok, but she'll spend her life correcting people.

Boogers Sun 03-Jan-16 01:20:43

It sounds however you want it to sound! I'm probably going to out myself here but DS is Joseph but I've always pronounced it Jo-sef, not Jo-zif. He gets irritated by people pronouncing it Jo-zif.

Boogers Sun 03-Jan-16 01:22:23

SuckingEggs - I'm not being silly, and it won't always be corrected.

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