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Help! 35 weeks and not name inspired at all. DH even less so!

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ShrimpOnTheBarbie Mon 21-Sep-09 01:50:15

Eldest DD is Ella Louise (Louise being a family name) and the only name I've thought of this entire pregnancy is Olivia Grace. I like it better than any other name I've thought of, but don't love it, iyswim. DH is completely unhelpful. He says he isn't sure but has no other suggestions and refuses to talk about it until we're closer to the time!!! This is exactly what happened with Ella and so I just said Ella when the Ob asked what we were calling her when she was born. DH likes very simple names (from what I've gathered from the v brief conversation we had last time) but doesn't really care and I hated my long, complicated and difficult to spell name throughout school so also prefer something more mainstream. We aren't in the UK so a lot of the very popular UK names aren't quite as popular here.

Please, please, please help! TIA.

TwilightSurfer Mon 21-Sep-09 02:03:10

Ella Louise might go nicely with:

Abigail Grace
Courtney Elizabeth
Ruby Olivia
Beatrix Marie

ShrimpOnTheBarbie Mon 21-Sep-09 04:29:14

Thanks! Funnily enough, you've used some other family names in that mix.

Beatrix is out - my mum suggested it and DH said 'NO' in horror.

skyward Mon 21-Sep-09 07:18:37

Grace Olivia? Grace goes well with Ella

MaggieBeauLeo Mon 21-Sep-09 09:48:32

I like Olivia, but Olivia with Ella, that sounds like so many Ls...

and they both start with a vowel.

what about changing it slightly to Livia Grace? Just taking the vowel off the start of the name sets the two names apart a bit more....

Livia Grace
Lydia Grace also sounds lovely

Gracie as a first name also sounds good with Ella btw.

BlueChampagne Mon 21-Sep-09 13:09:45

A small selection of simple names that I think might go with Ella:


dizzydixies Mon 21-Sep-09 13:42:26

we have an Ella smile with sisters Lexie (Alexandra) and Cordelia Dylan known as Dylan (don't ask!!)

I do love Olivia and the other suggestion of Livia is pretty too smile

others I considered were

Elisabeth nn Betsy

hope this helps

dizzydixies Mon 21-Sep-09 13:44:04


ShrimpOnTheBarbie Mon 21-Sep-09 23:00:59

Thanks all. I know - all the LLs are a bit of a mouthful! I also love Grace with Ella - I wanted to use it for Ella's second name. For some reason I never think of it as a first name.

I think we'd call Olivia, Liv or Livi - she'd be Olivia 'officially'. LOVE Charlotte and Amelie/Amelia. Thanks for the suggestions.

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