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Elisabetta Wren? Thoughts please!

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Firsttime27 Thu 12-Oct-17 23:12:12

Still mulling over names with one week to go..! I think I'm loving this (though may change my mind in the morning). It has the Italian connection and DP's grandmother was Elizabeth. Was thinking Etta or Betty for nn.
Honest thoughts please x

TheQueenOfWands Thu 12-Oct-17 23:15:43

Love it!!

MissAlabamaWhitman Thu 12-Oct-17 23:17:48

Elisabetta, yes.

Wren, definitely no.

PressPaws Thu 12-Oct-17 23:19:17

I love it.

Insomnibrat Thu 12-Oct-17 23:20:24

I love it, I love the name Wren for a girl.

Very olde English, very Bronte.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Thu 12-Oct-17 23:21:01

I don't like it sorry, but it is a beautiful name, so. If you want to use it, please don't ruin with something trashy like Wren.

SinglePringle Thu 12-Oct-17 23:57:50

They are both beautiful names. Gorgeous. I’m just not feeling them together.

I adore Wren. Classic, timeless, elegant and unusual without being tricky.

Dustbunny1900 Fri 13-Oct-17 00:05:51

Wren is beautiful olde name yet short, sweet and confident. Love it

Elisabetta is a prettier and fresher take on Elizabeth.
So yea I think you picked a great name

annandale Fri 13-Oct-17 00:15:37

I don't particularly like Elisabetta but it's not me that's going to use it! I think Elizabeth Wren is a lot better personally.

Buntysoven Fri 13-Oct-17 00:24:48

I honestly think these names together are swoon worthy 😍

Pemba Fri 13-Oct-17 04:13:31

Elisabetta is nice. I think Italians would use Lisa or Isabetta for short.

Don't like Wren much, don't get the sudden popularity. I had never heard of it until a couple of years ago, and then only on Mumsnet. The sound - 'ren' - is meh. The bird is a small drab looking creature, isn't it? Still as a middle name it's inoffensive.

ifigoup Fri 13-Oct-17 04:21:37

I think both names, and the combination, are really pretty.

Elisabetta also sounds like a SERIOUS name, and I mean that in a good way.

Slightlydizzydaily Fri 13-Oct-17 04:25:01

I don't like them together sorry

I think Wren Elizabeth is lovely
Or Elisabetta Sophie
Elisabetta Anna
Or Elizabeth Wren

Being completely honest I prefer Elizabeth to Elisabetta, but I do think Elisabetta is a beautiful name

elfinpre Fri 13-Oct-17 04:45:56

It's lovely. I wish I'd heard of the name Wren. My grandad used to call my grandma "Jenny Wren".

KoalaD Fri 13-Oct-17 05:00:18

Elisabetta is lovely.

I really don't like Wren. Not a pretty sound, or look. I just don't get it.

SuperBeagle Fri 13-Oct-17 05:24:03

Don't like Elisabetta.

Elizabeth Wren is much nicer.

greendale17 Fri 13-Oct-17 05:39:33

Elisabetta is too much of a mouthful to say and sounds quite pretentious

Wren sounds like a surname

PerfumeIsAMessage Fri 13-Oct-17 06:09:22

Italians would use Betta as a short form. It's a very old fashioned name, I've only ever taught one and she was named after a grandmother too, as is very common here.
It doesn't go with Wren (quirky, new agey, sounds modern American influenced)

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 13-Oct-17 09:23:40

I love Etta Wren, it's beautiful.
I don't like Elisabetta, or Betty names, sorry.

Jooni Fri 13-Oct-17 11:59:34

It's nice. Elisabetta is quite frilly but also sounds serious enough I think, plus lots of lovely nickname options. I really like Wren; not sure they fit terribly well together as they're pretty much opposite ends of the girls' name spectrum to me (frilly, traditional, romantic, exotic vs short, trendy, androgynous, modern) but the sound and flow is nice.

averythinline Fri 13-Oct-17 12:06:59

I like it - think I slightly prefer Elizabeth Wren
but like Betty as a nn so other spelling also good... in my head a bit more betty boop than old lady (which is a good thing )
would make a change from all the 'el/ellie names' have also known a few Beths and they have all been lovely - also know couple of Elizabeths with no nn so it can be done!

Shockers Fri 13-Oct-17 12:08:04

I love wrens. I'd say tiny, characterful and delicate, rather than small and drab.

I'm honestly not sure about Elizabetta... it should be nice, but it sounds like the name of a 19th century housemaid in a novel.

Firsttime27 Fri 13-Oct-17 12:51:12

Thank you everyone! I would probably go with Ettie or Etta! I see what some people mean about Wren..but like the flow of the R sound!
Elisabetta Rose? Is it too frilly??

Pemba Fri 13-Oct-17 13:07:51

Rose is nice, I wouldn't say it's frilly, but there are certainly a lot of girls with Rose as a middle name. If that bothers you and you want something with an 'R' sound, there's Ruth? Rachel?

Slightlydizzydaily Fri 13-Oct-17 13:28:24

I think it's the r sounds after the a ending that make it not work - it all runs together into one word elizabetterose or elisabettaren when you say it! Being honest I think another start sound would be much better. Eg:

Elizabeth Rose is beautiful
Or Elisabetta Camille

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