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ErrantBakedBean Sun 12-Nov-17 04:31:00

... Eloisa?

It's DH's favourite and I'm coming round (I tend to lean towards more unusual names) but I'm not sure how it sounds to others? We would go for Eloisa, not Eloise, as it flows better with our surname.

Also keen to hear shortening/nickname suggestions. Thanks!

AutumnalLeaves38 Sun 12-Nov-17 04:49:33

Like it!

Shortenings could possibly be Elle/ Ella/ Ellie/ Lois...

ElizaDontlittle Sun 12-Nov-17 04:55:21

I like it too.
Would probably tend toward Ellie as a shortening but Autumnal is right it gives you loads of options.

whiteroseredrose Sun 12-Nov-17 05:16:48

Elouisa can be anything she wants!

I like it. It's a bit different but still a proper name. Not old fashioned and not 'fashionable' either. And it won't suggest any particular class either.

A really good choice!

GreyTree Sun 12-Nov-17 05:18:29

Like it.

Sounds pretty and independent!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 12-Nov-17 08:47:39

Very pretty ! LuLu 😄

ErrantBakedBean Sun 12-Nov-17 10:32:45

Thanks! I'm glad it doesn't seem to suggest a particular class. I was a bit worried it sounded stuck up somehow?

CAAKE Sun 12-Nov-17 11:06:25

She’s a person who spends her life saying “no, ELouisa, not LOUisa” 😉

But it’s a lovely name.

AutumnalLeaves38 Sun 12-Nov-17 11:11:26

No, Eloisa definitely doesn't sound "stuck up", OP! Don't worry.

You've probably been researching the name and know every fact there is to learn, but, just in case not: Google informs me that Eloisa means "spirited, lively, vivid" in Finnish. smile
Good traits for any child to have.

AutumnalLeaves38 Sun 12-Nov-17 11:25:56


Isn't it more of an "oh" sound in Eloisa, though?

Eh-loh-EEZ-uh (or Eh-loh-EES-uh, maybe, in some accents?)


the "ooh" in
Loo-EEZ-uh (Loo-EES-uh?).

Know what you mean, though!

RavenWings Sun 12-Nov-17 13:53:08

It's sort of different, but very much following the Ella/Ellie etc trend. I like it, but if you want unusual for the sake of unusual, Eloisa wouldn't be for me.

ErrantBakedBean Sun 12-Nov-17 15:36:04

CAAKE and whiteroseredrose it sounds like she'll spend her life saying 'no, Eloisa, not Elouisa'! Might be something we should take into account. Thanks for flagging it up.

ErrantBakedBean Sun 12-Nov-17 15:37:52

Autumnal that's lovely - I only knew the French? meaning of healthy and wide! grin

ErrantBakedBean Sun 12-Nov-17 15:39:10

Raven yes that's my other worry, that it's 'just another Ellie name'. Hmm.

FairyDust855 Sun 12-Nov-17 16:13:40

To me it's another 'Ellie' name.

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