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Middle name for Eliza?

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afrikat Tue 14-May-13 07:28:09

Having decided on Eliza for a girl, we are struggling with the middle name. I desperately want to use a family name, Eva, but it doesn't go does it? It's difficult to say the 2 together because of the ending / beginning in a vowel. Or am I over thinking it - would we use the 2 names together much?

Another family name is Florence, which I quite like but DH doesn't. He wants Lucy.

So we have

Eliza Eva
Eliza Florence (but DH doesn't like so I would have to do some hard lobbying)
Eliza Lucy (I am not sure this goes)

Opinions? Or should we just forget family names and go for something we like? If so what would go well? Almost every girls name we like starts with a vowel so we end up with the same problem as Eva...

Boonyjinkies Tue 14-May-13 07:36:39

Eliza Eve?
Eliza Jane?

hedgehogpickle Tue 14-May-13 07:37:30

Eliza Lucy sounds fine as does Eliza Florence. Not so sure about Eliza Eva.

How about Eliza Claire or Eliza Grace? Depends how much you want a family name really!

Decoy Tue 14-May-13 09:42:37

How about Elizabeth Eva, with Eliza being short for Elizabeth? The two names flow nicely so you'd get to use Eva, and she can be known as Eliza with the option of an occasional longer formal name too.

afrikat Tue 14-May-13 10:32:32

I am quite liking Eliza Eve actually.

Grace seems a bit 'obvious' - being used for alot of middle names in my group at the moment. Claire doesn't really do anything for me

Although I love the name Elizabeth I really want to stick with Eliza as the formal name

forgetmenots Tue 14-May-13 10:47:30

I love Eve, though as a middle name to me it can sound a bit like 'Christmas Eve' if you see what I mean!

Jean, Joan, June, Joy? May and Grace are quite well used, what about Kate?

JojoMags Tue 14-May-13 11:00:53

I think Eliza Eve is good, and Eliza Eva is not bad, better than Florence or Lucy as a mn imo. I know a little Eliza Beatrice which have always thought was a fabulous name.

afrikat Tue 14-May-13 11:07:09

Ha, so it's like the night before Eliza??

Not keen on any of the J names (although Joy could grow on me). Can't use Kate for a couple of reasons.

afrikat Tue 14-May-13 11:07:53

Ooh like Beatrice

DowntonTrout Tue 14-May-13 11:11:02


I do realise this is just Elizabeth.

But I think Eliza Beth is lovely.

afrikat Tue 14-May-13 11:22:16

I'm not sure we can have the middle name starting with B actually - our surname starts with B and it sounds too alliterative. Darn!

Decoy Tue 14-May-13 11:57:58

Eliza Eve is nice smile

Iwaswatchingthat Tue 14-May-13 12:02:55

As soon as I saw This thread the name Eliza Rebecca popped into my head. I think the name endings look lovely together.

I like Eliza Lucy too, but I am biased as Lucy is my absolute favourite name and I did not get to use it.

forgetmenots Tue 14-May-13 12:06:08

Night before Eliza is exactly what I meant afrikat!

Joy would be my choice of those too - Beatrice is lovely (has the same 'feel' as Florence to me).

Labootin Tue 14-May-13 15:43:32


BNmum Tue 14-May-13 16:01:34

Would you consider having 2 middle names?
Eliza Florence Lucy B has a nice ring to it and you both get to use your names

CPtart Tue 14-May-13 16:53:55


afrikat Tue 14-May-13 17:57:11

I quite like 2 middle names and using Lucy is growing on me.. We may be getting there!

roseinwinter Tue 14-May-13 23:37:18

Just wanted to say what a lovely firstname choice! Our 12 week old dd is Eliza and we have received so many lovely compliments on her name. Good luck!

forgetmenots Tue 14-May-13 23:47:35

I really want your surname to be Bennett loved it in pride and prejudice when they called her Eliza instead of Elizabeth or lizzy!

ThePathanKhansAmnesiac Wed 15-May-13 00:18:14

Eliza Rae.(ray).

iheartmycat Wed 15-May-13 00:32:46

Eliza Rose
Eliza Mairead
Eliza Faith
Eliza Faye
Eliza Lucy goes well I think!

Ham69 Wed 15-May-13 07:35:10

I love Eliza Florence and thought that straight away before I saw the options.
How about Eliza Florence Eva? I do like the idea of family middle names.
Love Eliza Beatrice. Think that's Natalie cassidy's daughter's name though which might put me off slightly.
Also like Eliza Mary.

afrikat Wed 15-May-13 12:42:16

Thanks roseinwinter - it has been a slow grower on me (DH always loved it) but now I can't imagine another choice.

Unfortunately not forgetmenots - maybe that should be the middle name??

Am quite liking Eliza Lucy Eva B - just have to convince DH of 2 middle names now. Maybe I should wait til after the birth when hopefully he will agree to anything!

jellybeans Wed 15-May-13 13:23:36

Eliza Eva ..not keen, doesn't flow
Eliza Florence ..sounds ok, I know one of these
Eliza Lucy favourite

Also like

Eliza Matilda
Eliza Grace
Eliza Nicole
Eliza May
Eliza Hope
Eliza Faye
Eliza Faith
Eliza Mia

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