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Elodie, Elowen or Eloise

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Mollie85 Sat 27-May-17 21:21:17

Already tried to post this once but phone had a melt down so if it appears twice apologies smile

My lovely friend is not on mumsnet so has asked me to ask your opinions on the above names. Wants the Nn Lola (I know it's not popular on here to assign a Nn, but so it goes).

Doesn't like the usual Dolores, Penelope, Lolita to get to NN and cannot use Lois as her DP has a DS Lewis.

Have pointed out "Ellie" is more likely to be used.

Thanks in advance grin

Rockaby Sat 27-May-17 21:25:22

1) Elowen
2) Eloise
3) Elodie

Sophronia Sat 27-May-17 22:07:57

Elowen

LorLorr2 Sat 27-May-17 22:12:26

Elodie looks nice written down and Eloise flows nicely to say, so one of those 2!

SuperBeagle Sat 27-May-17 22:13:44

Why don't they just name her Lola? confused

None of those names are going to get shortened to Lola in the long term...

Wolfiefan Sat 27-May-17 22:15:28

None of those shorten naturally to Lola. Call her Lola?! confused

DramaAlpaca Sat 27-May-17 22:17:27

They are all lovely names, but Elowen shortens to Lola most naturally.

furryelephant Sat 27-May-17 22:17:45

Elowen! I loved that but got vetoed for DD sad

MoonfaceAndSilky Sat 27-May-17 22:17:47

Elowen smile

DumbledoresApprentice Sat 27-May-17 22:18:43

Elowen

ABitOTT Sat 27-May-17 22:44:04

Eloquent would be the easiest name to shorten to Lola.

Why can't your friend choose Lola as a name?

ABitOTT Sat 27-May-17 22:44:57

Eloquent should read Elowen. Thanks predictive textconfused

Gaggleofgirls Sat 27-May-17 22:50:09

I love Eloise (my daughter) also loved Elodie. She doesn't get called Ellie, also liked Lola as a nickname but she has ended up with the nickname Weez! Sometimes you just can't choose those things!!

Mollie85 Sun 28-May-17 02:33:29

Thanks for replies. Her DP wanted something more formal.

It's going to be a case whereby name is "xxxx to be known as Lola" and will be called Lola from the start.

Thanks for replies. Her guy was Elowen with mn Alice or Jane.

Madeyemoodysmum Sun 28-May-17 08:12:51

Nick names just happen they can't be planned. My son is boo and it's nothing like his name.
If they love Lola then have Lola. I like all 3 of the other names though.

Madeyemoodysmum Sun 28-May-17 08:14:44

If they really want to name her elowen but be named Lola then they need all official forms for school etc to be Lola. If the teachers call her elowen then the kids will too.

CrispyBathTowel Sun 28-May-17 09:15:38

I love Elowen followed by Elodie. But it feels a bit pointless saying that if they're just going to call her Lola anyway
grin None of them seem to naturally fit the nn Lola so I'm another who says just give her the name Lola.

NoSquirrels Sun 28-May-17 09:18:23

Lauren?

Rockaby Sun 28-May-17 09:20:46

I like suggestion of Lauren.

Also maybe Laurel, Lorelei, Loretta?

choppolata Sun 28-May-17 09:38:32

If I had one of those lovely fairy names I would not want to be called Lola. The name has always sounded quite seedy to me, I blame the Kinks and Nabokov for that.

choppolata Sun 28-May-17 09:43:53

If they are dead set on Lola, why not Lola Elowen (or Elodie or Eloise) which gives her the option of using either when she's older?

maudismyfavouritepony Sun 28-May-17 09:50:27

I like Elodie best, but all are lovely.

As an aside, Lola / Loloita are two names I think best given to pole dancers, not given to babies.

Rockaby Sun 28-May-17 09:51:53

I blame the Kinks and Nabokov for that.

YY to this^^! At least it isn't Lolita, which I swear I saw suggested on here when I was expecting my DD. Bleurgh.

CrispyBathTowel Sun 28-May-17 09:58:15

I agree with chop - give Lola as a first or middle name with one of the nice names to go with it - Elowen Lola/Lola Elowen etc

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 28-May-17 10:03:15

Also agree with Chop.

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