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Viola, Violet, Ella, Eleanor

41 replies

misslucy92 · 21/12/2022 15:29

Could you give me your thoughts on:

Viola - do you say vy-I-la or vy-o-la?
Violet
Ella
Eleanor
Eleanor ‚Ella‘

Sister is Ruby.

We are trying to find something not too popular but I’m worried our favourites are too popular yet again. We love Ruby‘s name but we’ve met too many, so usually she‘s Ruby Surname which we want to avoid this time.

Viola we only like as vy-o-la, so like Violet with an -a.

Is Violet too common? Ella or Eleanor too?

Is Eleanor called Ella pretentious? We thought that way we could use two names we like and if another Ella is in her class she can be Eleanor. Eleanor doesn’t seem common among little kids, am I right? At least around here.

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Leggingslife · 24/12/2022 10:58

Eleanor. Classy, the best choice

Theoldwoman · 24/12/2022 13:47

Ella is beautiful, and timeless.

Ruby and Ella are gorgeous together.

NewToWoo · 24/12/2022 13:52

viola (VYE-o-la) is a lovely name

So is Eleanor.

I don't like Violet. Ella is quite popular but nice as a nickname for Eleanor.

RambamThankyouMam · 24/12/2022 15:49

Viola and Violet are awful names. They sound very close to violent and violate.

Eleanor is lovely, but Ellies are ten-a-penny.

OhBeAFineGuyKissMe · 24/12/2022 16:02

I like Eleanor but so much prefer Elinor (think it is the Welsh spelling but also from Sense and Sensibility).

TheBirdintheCave · 24/12/2022 16:27

OhBeAFineGuyKissMe · 24/12/2022 16:02

I like Eleanor but so much prefer Elinor (think it is the Welsh spelling but also from Sense and Sensibility).

Same :)

reallyisthisallthereis · 24/12/2022 17:20

I named my dd Eleanor thinking she would probably shorten it, but as lots of Ella's Ellie's etc around she stayed Eleanor. She prefers it pronounced with NOR at the end.
I like that you can keep it long or shorten it many ways. Versatile classic name.

KirstenBlest · 24/12/2022 17:21

@TheBirdintheCave , it's not a welsh name, although it does occasionally get used by welsh-speaking parents.
Like Elisabeth, it doesn't fit into the pattern of welsh words having the stress on the penultimate syllable.

TheBirdintheCave · 25/12/2022 13:09

@KirstenBlest I didn't say it was a Welsh name 🤔

KirstenBlest · 25/12/2022 13:16

@TheBirdintheCave , you didn't. Sorry.

@OhBeAFineGuyKissMe , it's not a welsh name, although it does occasionally get used by welsh-speaking parents.
Like Elisabeth, it doesn't fit into the pattern of welsh words having the stress on the penultimate syllable.

OhBeAFineGuyKissMe · 25/12/2022 14:29

KirstenBlest · 25/12/2022 13:16

@TheBirdintheCave , you didn't. Sorry.

@OhBeAFineGuyKissMe , it's not a welsh name, although it does occasionally get used by welsh-speaking parents.
Like Elisabeth, it doesn't fit into the pattern of welsh words having the stress on the penultimate syllable.

I was going from this site welshgirlsnames.co.uk/elinor/ that said it was the Welsh spelling. Which I know is different from a Welsh name.

KirstenBlest · 25/12/2022 15:34

@OhBeAFineGuyKissMe , that site has many errors. There are several boy's names listed, and a few non-Welsh names, and some misspellings.

Spidey66 · 25/12/2022 15:51

Eleanor is my favourite girls name together with Rhiannon.

I like Ellie, then Violet, then Viola.

Spidey66 · 25/12/2022 15:51

I mean Ella not Ellie.

purpledalmation · 25/12/2022 16:23

Love them all. Especially viola

mumonherphone · 25/12/2022 23:00

Ruby and Violet sound so cute together so that gets my vote.

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