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Ellynor?

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ILoveBrucie Tue 30-Dec-08 22:17:27

We are contemplating the name Ellynor - spelt as it sounds, for our next dc, we want to be unusual and know that Eleanor is the usual spelling but are quite keen of going slightly off centre.

Honest thoughts please - but do be gentle grin

snoopdog Tue 30-Dec-08 22:18:28

no

you/she will spend your/her whole life spelling it

ScummyMummy Tue 30-Dec-08 22:18:30

I'm not too keen on alternative spellings, tbh. I'm a v boring woman though!

fishie Tue 30-Dec-08 22:20:25

the pronunciation is different so they are two separate names.

Hassled Tue 30-Dec-08 22:20:31

No, no and no. It makes me think of Nelly the Elephant. Eleanor is a lovely name - and if it's not broken, don't try to fix it.

If you like unusual, then pick an unusual name and spell it correctly.

ILoveBrucie Tue 30-Dec-08 22:20:37

But it is spelt as it sounds, so surely it will help with the spelling?hmm

ILoveBrucie Tue 30-Dec-08 22:20:38

But it is spelt as it sounds, so surely it will help with the spelling?hmm

ILoveBrucie Tue 30-Dec-08 22:20:39

But it is spelt as it sounds, so surely it will help with the spelling?hmm

ILoveBrucie Tue 30-Dec-08 22:20:40

But it is spelt as it sounds, so surely it will help with the spelling?hmm

ILoveBrucie Tue 30-Dec-08 22:20:40

But it is spelt as it sounds, so surely it will help with the spelling?hmm

ILoveBrucie Tue 30-Dec-08 22:20:40

But it is spelt as it sounds, so surely it will help with the spelling?hmm

ILoveBrucie Tue 30-Dec-08 22:20:40

But it is spelt as it sounds, so surely it will help with the spelling?hmm

Twinklemegan Tue 30-Dec-08 22:21:08

If you want a less common spelling, at least go for a genuine one. Elinor (the original spelling as it happens).

ILoveBrucie Tue 30-Dec-08 22:21:15

Oooops blush sorry

fishie Tue 30-Dec-08 22:21:27

elenore

elinor

thisisyesterday Tue 30-Dec-08 22:21:39

you could go for Elinor.
still traditional, but more phonetic

AnarchyAunt Tue 30-Dec-08 22:21:57

Nah.

She'd be forever spelling it to people. Off centre is one thing but inventing a spelling for a very common name is unnecessary IMO. If you want to be unusual choose an unusual name surely? 'Cos when people hear it (which they will do more often than see it) they will have no idea you were trying to be off centre.

Eleanor is a lovely name though.

ja9ladiesdancing Tue 30-Dec-08 22:22:06

nonono

Hulababy Tue 30-Dec-08 22:22:09

I an not that keen on the name persoanlly anyway, but if you do want it please spell it right - Eleanor

ILoveBrucie Tue 30-Dec-08 22:22:28

Ok Hassled, give me an example that I can give to my dh please

slackrunner Tue 30-Dec-08 22:22:48

I like Elinor or Eleanor, <says gently> really not too keen on spelling it Ellynor.

27 Tue 30-Dec-08 22:22:55

Elinor is good, and unusual.
I think that if you spell it Ellynor people will just think you didnt know how it was meant to be spelt.

TigerFeet Tue 30-Dec-08 22:24:37

It would be a problem though, as most people spell it Eleanor so would assume that it's spelled that way. I certainly would.

I love it, would have used it for dd but it's my sister's name.

My Mum and I wanted to spell it Elena but my dad oput his foot down - glad he did tbh, Eleanor is pretty as it is imo.

Hassled Tue 30-Dec-08 22:24:55

Oh blimey, I dunno

Finola - Gaelic version is Fionnuala. Pronounced Finoola.

I'll try and come up with something better!

fishie Tue 30-Dec-08 22:24:55

you are all missing this pron thing.

el eh nor

or

el ih nor

the y could be either.

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