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Eleanor or Melanie?

(33 Posts)
AlineB Wed 18-Jan-17 20:21:08

Can't decide!

SageYourResoluteOracle Wed 18-Jan-17 20:22:30

Eleanor for me-classy and timeless

Honeyandfizz Wed 18-Jan-17 20:23:16

Not Melanie!

LynetteScavo Wed 18-Jan-17 20:25:49

Melanie is lovely, but it'll be shortened to Mel.

Sophronia Wed 18-Jan-17 20:25:59


TheGirlOnTheLanding Wed 18-Jan-17 20:28:11

Eleanor. Or maybe eve PM Elinor.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Wed 18-Jan-17 20:28:33

Melanie. I know of a Melanie who's name is spelt Melhony. I think its lovely.
Eleanor is plain and boring and over used

TheGirlOnTheLanding Wed 18-Jan-17 20:28:44


Sodding autocorrect.

Blacksox Wed 18-Jan-17 20:31:23

Eleanor! Melanie is just awful (sorry)

insan1tyscartching Wed 18-Jan-17 20:31:42

Dd's friend is Melanie,it's not a name I would choose because she gets called Mel or Melon. I like Eleanor though

alltouchedout Wed 18-Jan-17 20:31:53

Eleanor is lovely.

TheNaze73 Wed 18-Jan-17 20:33:31

Eleanor is very popular but, is a nice name.

Don't like the name Mekanie however, every "Mel" I've met, have been lovely

EssentialHummus Wed 18-Jan-17 20:33:53

Eleanor is far better imo

lilyborderterrier Wed 18-Jan-17 20:45:49

I'm Melanie but only my Mum calls me it, I've been Mel for the last 30 odd years. I prefer it. It always gets shortened.
It's not a name that you here chosen for babies very often.

Go with your choice. Ignore the haters

CactusFred Wed 18-Jan-17 20:47:41


rainbow99 Wed 18-Jan-17 20:54:23

Definitely Eleanor. Or Elinor which you could shorten to Elin which is lovely too

WickerLoveHearts Wed 18-Jan-17 20:55:44

Eleanie? Like Ella-Knee
But I prefer Eleanor, I know someone who has a baby called Ellanah

LaLaLouise Wed 18-Jan-17 20:57:18

Eleanor definitely. Melanie sounds a bit dated to me and she will end up being called Mel which is a bit of a nothing name.

How about Elodie?

Pluto30 Thu 19-Jan-17 00:46:01

I prefer Melanie, but don't like Mel at all.

So, I suppose Eleanor by default, but I don't like it at all, honestly.

HandsFaceTeeth Thu 19-Jan-17 00:51:22

Oh, Eleanor a pretty name, but ten a penny these days. Melanie not at al common these days. Sounds very different for a 2017 baby. Go for it.

HandsFaceTeeth Thu 19-Jan-17 00:52:57

Your baby could get called Melly, like Miss Melly in Gone With The Wind. That's nice

KoalaDownUnder Thu 19-Jan-17 05:35:37

Eleanor. Although much prefer Elena.

Melanie is dated and Mel not great.

WanderingTrolley1 Thu 19-Jan-17 05:52:33


indigo13 Sat 21-Jan-17 07:55:13

I agree mel is a bit of a nothing name and there are plenty of adult mels around. I like Eleanor with nn Nel

DowhatIwanttodo Sat 21-Jan-17 08:01:17

I don't like Melanie at all (know lots of middle aged Mels.)

For some reason I know lots of little Ellens and Eleanors too. Two of each in dd's class.

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