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Ellerby for a girl?

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Thandeka Tue 14-Jul-09 10:51:08

This is kind of a made up name i like (but DH has totally vetoed- sob).

I love the name Ella but with our surname it sounds a bit wrong as too many vowel sounds, so I came up with this. Seems its a place in Yorkshire (ooops!) or a surname but not really a first name.

Just wondered what Mnetters thought of it...

MrsMcCluskey Tue 14-Jul-09 10:51:53


LouMacca Tue 14-Jul-09 11:51:41

No. Sounds like a character from a childrens TV show. Sorry.

Tommy Tue 14-Jul-09 11:52:32


hobbgoblin Tue 14-Jul-09 11:53:25

I didn't like it when I read it in your title and now you say it's made up, I definitely vote no. Sorry.

CharCharGabor Tue 14-Jul-09 11:53:39

nope, sorry.

mrswoolf Tue 14-Jul-09 11:56:36

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Tortington Tue 14-Jul-09 11:58:26

soundly like a lawyers firm ellerby whitterstall and fenton injury claim specialists. have yout ripped or fallen in your place of work....

or a pharmaseutical company Ellerbly PLC pesseries

seeker Tue 14-Jul-09 12:01:14

I hate to say this - it goes against all my babyname principles, but I do have a friend called Ellery.

She was named after a fictional male American detective!

minouminou Tue 14-Jul-09 13:42:07

I hate it - it sounds like a type of sheep which would, typically, be bred in north Yorkshire.
The best specimens would have black legs and faces, and would win many prizes for gnarled old farmers who talk about "tupping" the wife.
And that's ME saying this....and I contemplated the name Tostig.
Ellery's not too bad.

minouminou Tue 14-Jul-09 13:44:43

Or, Eleri (accent on the "er" syllable).
It's Welsh....can't remember what it means.

belgo Tue 14-Jul-09 13:47:16

It does sound made up.

Elle/Ella/Ellen are lovely, so is Eleri and Elodie.

minouminou Tue 14-Jul-09 13:50:13

We've got an Elodie round here - French family.
She gave DS a jammie dodger recently, and he followed her around the park for half an hour....gazing up in adoration.
Gets my vote.

Thandeka Tue 14-Jul-09 14:03:19

Based on the verdicts of Mnetters its a good Job DH said no then! Eleri reminds me of celery so thats a no.

I like Ella May but it can be southern american drawl sounding name! Can just be Ella as our surname sounds wrong with it- needs a middle bit to detract from too many vowel sounds.

Or Mia/Maya can never decide nicest way to spell/pronounce.

Pyrocanthus Tue 14-Jul-09 14:05:59

Elodie is very pretty.

minouminou Tue 14-Jul-09 14:09:38

well done for taking a bashing with such good humour!
Elodie's my pick...Ella's a bit overdone, but if you can find a suitable middle name...........

Thandeka Tue 14-Jul-09 14:18:08

I don't like Elodie as had a friend in France by that name and she could be very annoying!

DH is obsessed with Queen so the current running joke is Ella Brian May OurSurname(but with a "silent Brian"- hence Ella. B. May which got turned to Ellerby) and Alfred Mercury Our Surname. But I think thats a bit mean!

minouminou Tue 14-Jul-09 14:25:37

Heh heh heh!
In choosing DS' middle name, I suggested Yngwe (Malmsteen) "aww, go on, it'd be a right laugh".
Cue polite disapproval and "It's a name, not a joke" from DP and his chum (who LOATHES DS' first name).
At least Bulsara wasn't on the table. Ouch.

Pyrocanthus Tue 14-Jul-09 14:26:00

'silent Brian' grin

Sidge Tue 14-Jul-09 14:32:06

My DD2s middle name is Elemy.

Completely made up - we said DD1 could choose her middle name, it was supposed to be Emily but DD1 couldn't say Emily and kept saying Elemy.

fanjolina Tue 14-Jul-09 14:35:06

Have met one. We all thought she was "Ella B". Will lead to a lifetime of confusion.

Thandeka Tue 14-Jul-09 14:44:49

I love elemy! brilliant name! Bet DH will say no to that too.

A friend of mine once described me as "elemental" hmm which I love and decided to take as a compliment so it kind of fits nicely with me!

Momdeguerre Tue 14-Jul-09 15:36:20

I like the Queen approach to naming baby - Delilah? Magic? Rhapsody?

seeker Tue 14-Jul-09 16:33:03

I love the idea of a 'silent Brian". I think I will give my ds a 'silent Horace"

minouminou Tue 14-Jul-09 17:15:17

Scaramouche Fandango .... there you go. Sorted.

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