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coffeeandcake14 Mon 28-Mar-16 13:57:29

Currently trying to name Dd2 and myself and DP don't agree on anything! We already have a Evelyn (Evie) and the only name we can even remotely agree on is Eliza but I'm not 100%. Opinions please!! Also, I like full names on birth certificate so would you have Elizabeth or is Eliza ok on its own?

Abominablebride Mon 28-Mar-16 14:01:42

Love but I am biased wink
Only thing I've found its that its is mispronounced an awful lot and I'm always told it's very unusual confused

coffeeandcake14 Mon 28-Mar-16 14:03:14

Good start, thanks smile I only know one way to pronounce it! What are the other ways?!

Nowthereistwo Mon 28-Mar-16 14:05:47

My 6m dd is Eliza and it's been universally liked. She is Eliza on bc.

Abominablebride Mon 28-Mar-16 14:06:14

I get Elisa or Elise the s sound rather than the Z. I always thought it was a classic name not in the least bit unusual

Abominablebride Mon 28-Mar-16 14:07:05

And also Eliza on bc. It's a name in its own right imo

Mishaps Mon 28-Mar-16 14:09:20

One of ours is Elizabeth - we have always called her Beth, but put the full name on the registration so she would have some other choices open to her.

coffeeandcake14 Mon 28-Mar-16 14:09:23

Defiantly would use the 'z' version!

Ludwsys Mon 28-Mar-16 14:14:24

Love it, if I had a ds now she'd be Eliza. Know no other way of pronouncing it.

DramaAlpaca Mon 28-Mar-16 14:15:08

I always prefer full names on the bc too, but Eliza is a name in its own right.

It goes very well with Evelyn.

nectarini1983 Mon 28-Mar-16 14:45:41

I don't think you'll have any problems with pronunciation...its becoming quite popular in Kent so people will soon be familiar with it.

(Always reminds me of Liza Minnelli/ Eliza Doolittle!)

TeaBelle Mon 28-Mar-16 14:52:20

Dd is Eliza on her bc. Never had any issues with pronunciation although we do know an adult who pronounces it e Lee za as opposed to e lie za

TeaBelle Mon 28-Mar-16 14:54:51

Sorry, I meant to add that we chose Eliza but don't like other shortnings of Elizabeth. I have a longer bc name and hate the hassle eg when a new starter at work if getting a correct email address etc with my shorter name, especially as I have an unusual spelling. I was determined that we would use dd's bc name

bekindtome Mon 28-Mar-16 14:56:36

My dd that's due in 4 weeks is going to be called Eliza with Elizabeth on her bc so I may be a bit bias but I love it. I've had a few people say why don't I just put Eliza on bc and it's because thats what I want so do what ever you want.

AtSea1979 Mon 28-Mar-16 14:58:21

Not keen. New baby name on Emmerdale so would avoid for that reason!

ClarenceTheLion Mon 28-Mar-16 15:04:27

I've watched the 1996 BBC production of Pride and Prejudice far too much. I can't hear the name Eliza without hearing Crinoline Bingley exclaiming 'Eliza Bennett!' It is lovely though, and not absolutely everywhere like some names!

ClarenceTheLion Mon 28-Mar-16 15:04:43

Crinoline?! Caroline!

coffeeandcake14 Mon 28-Mar-16 16:18:37

Thank you your replies! Any ideas for middle names? DP has quite a harsh sounding surname so need to be pretty to balance it out

starry0ne Mon 28-Mar-16 16:23:32

I love it but was also going to mention new baby on Emerdale has that name..

TeaBelle Mon 28-Mar-16 17:57:27

Eliza Lucy
Eliza lottie
Eliza rose

bushtailadventures Mon 28-Mar-16 18:02:49

Eliza Jane has quite a nice ring to it grin

Pigflewpast Mon 28-Mar-16 18:40:20

The Eliza i know is also known as Belle and Elle and Ellie by her family but friends, teachers etc stick to Eliza or sometimes Ellie . I love it. She's Eliza Lily . I only know one so it's not too common but not so unusual to make them stand out too much

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