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Baby due any day, and DH has changed his mind on the name...

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bradybratpack Tue 07-Jun-16 05:26:45

So after thinking we'd settled on Eloise as a first name, DH now thinks that he prefers the name Annabel, and the discussions have started all over again... I'm too tired and hormonal to even think straight, so I'd love some MN wisdom to help us get this baby's name sorted once and for all!

Eloise Angelica Perry (DH's favourite combo if we choose Eloise)
Eloise Beatrice Perry
Eloise Annabel Perry (love this but as one name starts with an 'El' sound, and the other ends with 'El', is that a no-no?)
Eloise Annabella Perry
Eloise Rosa Perry
Eloise Aurelia Perry

Annabel Rosa Perry
Annabel Rosalie Perry
Annabel Grace Perry
Annabel Rose Perry
Annabel Tabitha Perry
(I don't LOVE any of the MN options listed with Annabel, so open to suggestions...)

Thank a lot on advance for your input...

Just5minswithDacre Tue 07-Jun-16 05:33:18

Eloise Angelica is very pretty.

Tell him not to mess with you this close to labour. You could break his knuckles later in revenge smile

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 07-Jun-16 06:04:02

Either are lovely.

Maybe decide once she's here?

icklekid Tue 07-Jun-16 06:07:14

I think Eloise Annabel is fine so go with that!

Raines100 Tue 07-Jun-16 06:17:20

Eloise Angelica is totally fabulous.

On the other hand, Annabel is gorgeous and was on my shortlist. Sorry, that's not helpful. Let's try some more exciting mn combos:

Annabel Juliet
Annabel Natalia
Annabel Celine
Annabel Mathea
Annabel Seraphine
Annabel Melinda
Annabel Victoria
Annabel Nicolette
Annabel Ottilie
Annabel Veronica
Annabel Felicity
Annabelle (mixing things up!) Thérèse
Annabelle Carina
Annabelle Jessamine
Annabella Jeanne
Annabella Marine

Mn aside, she will be Eloise Perry or Annabel Perry most of the time. Which do you imagine seeing on the birth certificate? Yelling at the park? Registering for school? Good luck smile

handonhip Tue 07-Jun-16 06:18:35

Yes, I would use your two favourite names together.

KoalaDownUnder Tue 07-Jun-16 06:23:29

Stick with Eloise Angelica.

Eloise far more fab than Annabel.

Tell him it's too late and the deal is done! wink

BikeRunSki Tue 07-Jun-16 06:25:16

Eloise is far nicer than Annabel.

mrsschu Tue 07-Jun-16 07:40:24

Eloise is nicer than Annabel IMO. Annabel is fine but sounds a little doll-like for me. Why not go with Eloise Annabel? Or wait until she's born and decide then.

iloveberries Tue 07-Jun-16 07:41:35

Eloise!!! Lovely name smile

Eloise Beatrice is stunning

manicinsomniac Tue 07-Jun-16 12:39:26

I love Eloise Angelica

But I prefer Annabel to Eloise and she will just be called by her first name most of the time

(as a curve ball Angelica would make an unusual and fantastic first name?!)

Really love Raine 's mn suggestions for Annabel - especiall Jessamine, Nicolette and Victoria.

NeedACleverNN Tue 07-Jun-16 12:42:07

Eloise Annabel is lovely and is definitely not a no-no

LemonBreeland Tue 07-Jun-16 12:44:04

I love Annabel Tabitha. Two of my favourite names ever. I'm not keen on Eloise, and Annabel seems much more classic.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 07-Jun-16 12:44:49

I don't like Angelica at all. Eloise Beatrice is perfect IMO.

crayfish Tue 07-Jun-16 13:13:32

Decide when she's here. We were at loggerheads over two boys names in the end (didn't know what we were having) but when DS was born he was clearly only suited to one of them.

minipie Tue 07-Jun-16 14:30:23

Eloise Annabel sounds great, it's not weird having el at the end at all. Go with that.

Unless you might have another DD and want to save Annabel for then?

heron98 Tue 07-Jun-16 14:32:38

I am not so keen on Eloise. Love Annabel though!

1horatio Tue 07-Jun-16 14:36:39

I love Annabel! smile

Eloise Annabel Perry is my favourite Eloise name combo...

What about Annabel Eloise Perry?

EnriqueTheRingBearingLizard Tue 07-Jun-16 14:38:25

I wouldn't feel pushed into deciding now, wait until you see her and choose then, you've got some lovely names on your list and I'm sure you'll soon work out what's best.

Jooni Tue 07-Jun-16 19:09:51

Ooh, Eloise over Annabel any day!

I actually like how Eloise Annabel sounds - the repeated sound isn't obvious IMO, and I think it gives the name a kind of balance and symmetry.

I also love Eloise Aurelia.

NavyAndWhite Tue 07-Jun-16 23:03:09

Not keen on Elouise.

Annabel is better.

bradybratpack Wed 08-Jun-16 04:03:11

Thanks for all the responses so far. I prefer the nickname options for Annabel (Anna, Belle, Bella) but worry that the name will get lost in the sea of Isabelles, Isobels and Isabellas... those names are so very common in my neck of the woods. Eloise seems more unusual, somehow, but I don't love Ellie (Ellie Perry doesn't work!) or 'Weez', and my friends and family are habitual name-shorteners!

It doesn't help that I live overseas at the moment, and I have to file the baby's birth certificate before I leave the hospital. There's huge pressure to get it right as it is a very long-winded and expensive process to change it after the fact!

PLEASE keep the opinions coming in! I will show the thread to DH and hopefully we can come to an agreement

KoalaDownUnder Wed 08-Jun-16 04:18:01

I know an adult Eloise and she never, ever gets El or Ellie.

She is also extremely smart, cool and witty. smile

CuntingDMjournos Wed 08-Jun-16 05:02:44

Eloise Annabel is lovely and be firm with family and friends, her name is Eloise not any abbreviation of. I have never heard Eloise shortened either

Mycraneisfixed Wed 08-Jun-16 05:08:39

I love the name Eloise.

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