Eliza or Miranda?

(36 Posts)
SleepyCatOnTheMat Mon 19-Aug-13 16:03:41

Eliza (NN Elsie) or Miranda (possible NN Marnie?)? Which goes better with Gabriel?

bootsycollins Mon 19-Aug-13 16:06:00

How about Eliza Miranda? I love Marnie as a name in it's own right.

nurseneedshelp Mon 19-Aug-13 16:09:49

I really like Miranda, its my best friends name!

NadiaWadia Mon 19-Aug-13 16:16:37

But Eliza and Miranda are much nicer than Elsie and Marnie. Well, Marnie is OK. Why do you need the nicknames?

FingersCrossedLegsNot Mon 19-Aug-13 16:18:17

Miranda with nn Marnie is very cute, in fact I would be tempted to just go with Marnie on the BC.

SleepyCatOnTheMat Mon 19-Aug-13 16:21:38

I like the idea of a 'sensible' name on the BC (and CVs and the spines of books should she become a writer etc.!) and a cutesy NN.

AcrylicPlexiglass Mon 19-Aug-13 16:28:17

Eliza is a lovely name. Not sure why it would need a nickname, though I don't mind Elsie.
Not very keen on Miranda but like Marnie. I agree Marnie is a name in its own right.

I think you are taking the proper name/nickname thing to new extremes!

SleepyCatOnTheMat Mon 19-Aug-13 16:40:57

It's not unusual to have a formal name and an informal name, no?

night1971 Mon 19-Aug-13 16:45:40

Miranda is so pretty and much less common than Eliza. Probably likely to get shortened to Andy more than Marnie, if it is shortened at all.

Wishfulmakeupping Mon 19-Aug-13 16:45:56

I prefer your nn to the real names I don't like Miranda at all reminds me if that comedy programme no

SleepyCatOnTheMat Mon 19-Aug-13 16:59:05

Interestingly, Miranda was #1342 in the latest ONS stats, down from #894 in 2011 - a big drop! I don't like Andy as a NN for it coz of once knowing a horrible Andy. Also not keen on Mandy or, of course, Randy. Miri is ok, as is Annie.

everlong Mon 19-Aug-13 17:15:14

I like Eliza but hate Elsie.

What about Mirabelle?

Vijac Mon 19-Aug-13 17:28:25

Miranda and marnie. Lovely. Eliza cute too.

CruCru Mon 19-Aug-13 17:48:22

Miranda is the name of the girl in The Collector. I like it more than Eliza.

Blanketsandpillows Mon 19-Aug-13 18:14:25

I really don't like Miranda at all. I like Eliza a lot. I like both nicknames too.

antshouse Mon 19-Aug-13 19:21:58

I like Eliza nn Elsie. How about Miriam nn Miri. I can't take Miranda seriously at the mo because of the comedy show.

everlong Mon 19-Aug-13 19:26:22

Miriam is lovely.

Pixielady83 Mon 19-Aug-13 19:27:09

I like both but Miranda is my favourite, I've been thinking of putting it on my list. I was thinking of 'Mira' as a nn prounouced 'mee-ra' but not sure if that would sound odd.

SleepyCatOnTheMat Mon 19-Aug-13 20:15:13

I think Mira as a NN would be fine. Miriam is a name I really liked when I first read it in a book years ago but sometimes now I think it's a bit...stodgy. Hmmm...do you think Miranda's gone down in popularity coz of the TV show (which I actually really like so it's a positive association for me)?

antshouse Mon 19-Aug-13 20:42:18

I like the show too but now associate Miranda with the character. I'm sure that won't be the case in 20 years though when your dd is filling out job applications.
I met a very dainty toddler called Miriam a few years ago and haven't met anyone else with the name since so I like the name.

Vijac Mon 19-Aug-13 20:54:27

I think Miranda is much nicer than Miriam. Just more modern I think. Miriam must be from Mary-Ann right?

Pixielady83 Mon 19-Aug-13 21:00:39

The TV show puts me off a bit but I doubt it will run for years and years so it may not be an issue once your DD is in school. I met a lovely little Miranda at a wedding a couple of years ago.

OrlaNuttin Mon 19-Aug-13 21:02:22

I like Miranda, and love Marnie. You could definitely use it as a name on its own.

Loathe Eliza and much prefer Elsie. Elsa is also very nice.

antshouse Mon 19-Aug-13 21:05:50

I think its from the bible, Moses' sister.

LaRosaBella Mon 19-Aug-13 21:13:14

Don't like Miranda? Eliza is nicer but people are more likely to call her ellie as a nickname rather rather than Elsie. I don't understand this nickname thing on here any way. I thought nicknames were what other people such as friends might shorten your name to, rather than it being another name your parents choose for you before you are born.

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