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Rose, Florence or Raphaela as a sister for Elodie?

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SparkleMotion82 Mon 06-Nov-17 23:04:25

I’m almost 35 weeks now with our second daughter and have cut down our list to the following as a little sister for Elodie (who was born at 38 weeks)!

Rose Willow
Florence Willow
Raphaela Willow

Willow is an honour name for my Dad (William). I should also mention I’ve had a lot of issues with name regret over Elodie’s name (the pronunciation) 😕.

Other front runners from our list that we’ve removed to try and settle on one name were:


Would be great to know which you prefer, which you think works best with Elodie, and what connotations the different names have for you?

Thank you so, so much - I’m a bit confused and would love to settle on a name soon if at all possible, any advice very gratefully received.

Fridgedooropen Mon 06-Nov-17 23:08:26

Florence. The length of it just feels right as the second name in 'Elodie and Florence' plus no pronunciation problems. Rose I personally find a bit dull. Raphaela is too long. Florence is lovely and goes well with Willow.

Of the others I like Claudia but it's Marmite on MN I think.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 06-Nov-17 23:12:45

Florence Willow.

WanderingTrolley1 Mon 06-Nov-17 23:12:55

Elodie & Rose rolls off the tongue nicely.

allegretto Mon 06-Nov-17 23:16:09

I think Florence goes well as both quite French names.

NearLifeExperience Tue 07-Nov-17 00:09:21

Rose. So lovely.

MintTeaLady Tue 07-Nov-17 00:11:47

Florence and Elodie sounds great!

blaaake Tue 07-Nov-17 00:12:12

Florence. Every fucker is called rose

ThaliaLuxurySpa Tue 07-Nov-17 01:03:05

(Elodie and) Raphaela.

Individually lovely names, and combine very nicely too.

Raphaela sounds strong, elegant, musical. Just flows so well!

[And Raphaela Folie's a pretty impressive Italian volleyball player, so a nice namesake there].

Beeziekn33ze Tue 07-Nov-17 01:14:06


AnyaMoondial Tue 07-Nov-17 01:39:45

Florence and Rose are both very beautiful (and unproblematic).

ChocolateCrunch Tue 07-Nov-17 07:29:28


CamperVamp Tue 07-Nov-17 07:39:47

What problems have you had with Elodie?

Raphaela is lovely but there will be spelling issues and it sounds like the female version of a male name which I am slightly against, being far more familiar with Raphael and never having heard it with an a on the end before.

Rose Willow is too horticultural.

Whyiseveryonesoangry Tue 07-Nov-17 07:41:26

Raphaela is beautiful. NN Raffy or Ella both work well.

17caterpillars1mouse Tue 07-Nov-17 08:45:19

Raphaela is beautiful and would be my choice. It sounds such a strong name

Florence is lovely but very popular currently which puts me off. I do think Florrie or Flossie are lovely though

Rose is nice enough but seems like every other child has it as a mn so it's lost some of its appeal for me even as a first name

PandorasXbox Tue 07-Nov-17 09:35:45

Florence although I love Claudia.

PandorasXbox Tue 07-Nov-17 09:36:06


elQuintoConyo Tue 07-Nov-17 09:41:02


But as Florence because it is beautiful. Flo, Floss, Flossie, Florry arevall horrible. Ren is nice <am reading Margaret Arwood's Maddaddam series>

Florence is 2 syllables, i wouldn't shorten it to another 2-syllable wet-sounding diminutive.

Elodie is lovely. Am i right in pronouncung it ell-o-dee? Emphasis on the ell.

Doubletrouble42 Tue 07-Nov-17 09:42:15

Elodie is gorgeous! I think they all go but Raphaela is my favourite.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 07-Nov-17 09:43:22

Elodie and Claudia Willow.

Oly5 Tue 07-Nov-17 09:46:20

Florence or Rose
Raphaela will end up shortened to something not as nice

NinonDeLenclos Tue 07-Nov-17 09:53:59

Raphaela hands down. Beautiful and unusual.

Rose are Florence are everwhere, and Florence is particularly meh.

NinonDeLenclos Tue 07-Nov-17 09:55:23

Raphaela will end up shortened to something not as nice

Raffy is very pretty and there's always the ubiquitous Ella.

Smoliver Tue 07-Nov-17 10:46:54

I like Rose or Raphaela.

Florence is nice too but I don't think it flows well with Elodie. Sounds a bit too harsh.

Love the middle name Willow too!

starkid Tue 07-Nov-17 16:20:56

I like Rose Willow smile

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