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Help! If I have a Leo...

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babymakesfive Mon 28-Mar-16 04:55:12

...can I have an Eloise? Or are they too samey, sound-wise? Oldest DS is Oscar, so it would be Oscar, Leo and Eloise. The other frontrunner for our soon-to-be-born DD is Beatrice but DH likes Eloise better. I love Rosa but he doesn't. Help!

purpleisthebest Mon 28-Mar-16 12:18:17

I think it's fine. FYI the two Eloises I know are known as Ellie and Weezy for short.

GreenLounger Mon 28-Mar-16 12:49:10

It sounds absolutely fine! I prefer Eloise - it's beautiful smile x

AtSea1979 Mon 28-Mar-16 12:50:39

Weezy tbuconfused yuk

GreenLounger Mon 28-Mar-16 13:00:32

AtSea - I agree grin

grumpysquash3 Mon 28-Mar-16 13:43:42

All the names are lovely, but Leo and Eloise are very similar.
I have a friend with 3DC called Liam, Lilly and Leanne. He reckons it was the worst choice in restrospect.

BreakfastLunchPasta Mon 28-Mar-16 13:49:13

They are a tiny little bit tricky to say together. Lovely names though.

My dd's friend gets shortened to Elo smile

babymakesfive Mon 28-Mar-16 17:53:18

It seems that opinion is divided... would love more thoughts on this!

LotsofDots Mon 28-Mar-16 20:12:21

They don't sound very similar at all when I say them, I think they are fine!

SoftSheen Mon 28-Mar-16 20:18:05

Personally, I do think that Leo and Eloise sound too similar.

Oscar, Leo and Beatrice sound fine.

Oscar, Leo and Rosa even better.

Also, as pp points out, Eloise is one of those names which can sound lovely in some accents, but rather unpleasant in others.

babymakesfive Tue 29-Mar-16 00:54:26

Thank you for the feedback. SoftSheen, I see your point about accents affecting the loveliness of the name, but I think that applies to all the names on our shortlist! DH's family would almost certainly pronounce Beatrice as a two-syllable name - "beet-riss" confused

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