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WIBU to have an Isabella and Eleanor?

(15 Posts)
iamscarlett Sun 20-Nov-16 19:05:23

Where both names could have the NN Ellie?

FrancisCrawford Sun 20-Nov-16 19:11:47

No - they are quite distinct names and both lovely.

You could have Izzy, Bella, Belle, Nell, Nellie as NN

KlingybunFistelvase Sun 20-Nov-16 19:13:44

No, I think it's fine.

ErrolTheDragon Sun 20-Nov-16 19:15:12

It would never have occurred to me that Ellie might be used as a NN for Isabella. Izzy and Ellie is fine, and the full versions sound good together too. Nice names!

Chinlo Sun 20-Nov-16 19:22:55

100% agreed with ErrolTheDragon

katiegg Sun 20-Nov-16 19:40:09

I also agree with Errol - would never have occurred to me that Ellie could be used as a nickname for Isabella.

Both lovely name, btw. I especially like Eleanor.

Sophronia Sun 20-Nov-16 20:24:12

I think it's fine.

Mottled Sun 20-Nov-16 20:30:48

Don't see any issues here, both nice names separate & together.

SarcasmMode Sun 20-Nov-16 20:39:23

I think it's more likely to be Izzy and Ellie/Ella. In which case I think they go really well together so no, NBU.

Sandsnake Sun 20-Nov-16 20:41:52

100% fine, presuming you don't nickname them both Ellie... wink

Very nice, classy names. They go well together without sounding 'matchy' imo.

emwithme Sun 20-Nov-16 20:45:25

(1) Don't give them the same nickname then (!)

(2) My first thought was "well, there's at least three or four generations between Eleanor (of Aquitaine - wife of Louis VII of France and then Henry II of England) and Isabella (wife of Edward II of England)". Strangely, Isabella was a descendant of Eleanor via more than one route, at least one from each husband.

Pluto30 Mon 21-Nov-16 06:38:13

Not likely that Isabella would ever get called Ellie, so it's fine.

But you may end up with a Bella and Ellie, if that bothers you.

NoSunNoMoon Mon 21-Nov-16 06:46:01

Lovely names, except I'd spell it the Welsh way - Elinor.

GoodyGoodyGumdrops Mon 21-Nov-16 06:53:50

Not at all U.

I know an Izzy and Ellie pair of sisters.

When they are little you will 'set' their nicknames by using them, and others will follow your example. By the time they girls are of an age to have opinions, and for friends to be creating nicknames, Isabella is likely to reject Ella as a nickname as that is already her sister's name. So it won't happen.

princesshaley Tue 22-Nov-16 14:16:11

Not at all, Isabella and Eleanor are lovely together. Most Isabella's I know are Izzy's or Bella's, Eleanor's are usually Ellie though.

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