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Baby girl - Elowen? Honest thoughts please!

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funtimesahead Wed 19-Apr-17 15:31:27

Hello all,

Our baby girl is due soon and DH and I are seriously struggling to agree on a name. We have recently come across the name 'Elowen' which is apparently Cornish in origin, meaning Elm tree. It fits well with our son's name and we like the 'Lord of the Rings' vibe of it but I'm really not sure if it's a bit too random and if she will just end up being Ellie.

Honest opinions needed please! What do you think and how would you pronounce it?

Big thanks in advance!

Underbeneathsies Wed 19-Apr-17 15:33:04

'Ello Ann!

Not a fan.

BertrandRussell Wed 19-Apr-17 15:35:54

She will definitely be Ellie.

How about Rowan?

funtimesahead Wed 19-Apr-17 15:37:16

Thanks both! Our son is actually Rowan smile

Rockaby Wed 19-Apr-17 15:37:30

I love Elowen! I know someone with a little Elowen and have always thought it was a lovely name.

PeachPlumPears Wed 19-Apr-17 15:38:20

I love it (it will get shortened to Ellie, or Elle though)

Rockaby Wed 19-Apr-17 15:38:23

I do like op suggestion of Rowan too though and also Arwen (though that might be a little too LotR for you)!

BertrandRussell Wed 19-Apr-17 15:39:36

I don't think you can have Elowen and Rowan...

ColourfulOrangex Wed 19-Apr-17 15:42:21

I think it's sweet but maybe a bit similar to Rowan

Loyly Wed 19-Apr-17 15:42:35

It's lovely. I know one and she has only ever been Elowen. She has unrelated nicknames but her name is never shortened to Ellie/Elle.

LapinR0se Wed 19-Apr-17 15:43:21

No. Not without a brother called Rowan.

LapinR0se Wed 19-Apr-17 15:43:45

Not with

Dontrocktheboat Wed 19-Apr-17 15:48:25

I think it's lovely - maybe a bit too similar sounding to Rowan though! Anwen is another which sounds similar. And Eluned.

EffieIsATrinket Wed 19-Apr-17 15:48:58

It's lovely bit too close to Rowan.

I'd go for Arwen or Elanor if you're into LOTR.

MyBootsAreMuddy Wed 19-Apr-17 15:49:28

I wouldn't use it when you have a Rowan as they sound too similar.
I do like it though, and know a 15yr old who doesn't get Ellie for short (but only because she has a totally unrelated nn).

sunnysouthend Wed 19-Apr-17 15:52:52

I like it, and don't see a problem with the sibling names - they're not that similar.

Sophronia Wed 19-Apr-17 15:52:53

Lovely but too similar to Rowan

EffieIsATrinket Wed 19-Apr-17 15:54:04

Idril, Haleth or Morwen similar connotations.

I knew Morven at school which is nice too.

Rockaby Wed 19-Apr-17 15:55:05

Would you be pronouncing it El-OW-en op? That is very similar to Rowan. I'd probably avoid, though it's a shame as they are such gorgeous names!

littleoldladywho Wed 19-Apr-17 15:55:23

Way too similar to Rowan.
The Rowan I know has a sister Hazel, if you are looking for tree names.

ShmooBooMoo Wed 19-Apr-17 15:56:36

Nice but maybe too close... How about Sylvie? I think it means 'of the forest' which ties in with Rowan (tree)?

WindwardCircle Wed 19-Apr-17 15:56:44

I like it, bit I agree with others it's too close to Rowan. How about a bird name to go with a tree name, I like both Wren and Linnet.

funtimesahead Wed 19-Apr-17 16:00:27

Thanks for all the super-speedy responses everyone! This really is a helpful exercise smile In my mind the names don't sound similar so it's interesting to see that so many of you think they do!
Rockaby - we would pronounce it EL-owen so with the emphasis on the first syllable if that makes sense. I think that might be why it doesn't sound as similar to Rowan in my head!

ErrolTheDragon Wed 19-Apr-17 16:01:46

I like it, doesn't strike me as that similar to Rowan.

Eowyn is the best of the LOTR names and rather similar....

DramaAlpaca Wed 19-Apr-17 16:02:12

It's lovely. I'd pronounce it as you do OP, so it's not too similar to Rowan.

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