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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:

Allegra
Persephone
Claudia

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

Florence

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

Rose

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

Valentina?

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

Florence.

But keep.it 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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