Eloise or Eloise? (or other suggestions)

(56 Posts)
TangfasticMrFoxalastic Sun 25-Aug-13 07:31:53

We like the name, but can't decide on the spelling smile

Potential middle names are Violet or Grace.

Other suggestions welcome, though nothing beginning with 'J'

TangfasticMrFoxalastic Sat 07-Sep-13 07:14:59

Thanks for all the opinions and suggestions, I just wanted to give an update.

She is officially Eloise Violet smile

HoneyDragon Wed 28-Aug-13 23:33:17

*precious, not previous

HoneyDragon Wed 28-Aug-13 23:32:53

My Mil is the only person in the history of EVER, who may call me Ellie. She's earned the right and its done as an affectionate tease.

Anyone else has only ever tried to call me Ellie once. grin

Oddly enough, the other Eloise's I have met are equally as previous about their names blush

I am curious to know how old madmay is. I don't meet many grown up Eloise's.

lade Wed 28-Aug-13 22:18:06

Ha Ha, Honeydragon - I take it you've met my Eloise then grin.

Of all the Eloises I have ever met (6 in total - I'm a teacher, 15 years of teaching). One has been called Ellie, one is sometimes called Ella and the rest are strictly Eloise with no other nickname at all.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Wed 28-Aug-13 17:51:38

Honeydragon grin

DizzyPurple Wed 28-Aug-13 16:45:51

I like Eloise Violet too. Sounds great!

HoneyDragon Wed 28-Aug-13 16:40:33

Eloise does NOT get shortened to Ellie, as the average Eloise comes with a highly efficient glare of death.

minipie Wed 28-Aug-13 14:44:29

I do think a one syllable mn works best (unless you have a one syllable surname) but so many are overused at the moment. How about

Eloise Fleur
Eloise Blythe
Eloise Ruth
Eloise Anne (I bet Ann or Anne will be the next Rose/May of middle names though)
Eloise Faye
Eloise Beth

mamalovebird Tue 27-Aug-13 15:20:51

Eloise - this my my DDs middle name. I love it.

throw not thrown!

I prefer Violet to Grace and Eloise to be honest.

However I'll also thrown Elise into the mix because I think that is pretty.

Out the names you have said I think Eloise Grace sounds better than Eloise Violet even if I don't prefer it.

madmayday Tue 27-Aug-13 15:14:31

I'm an Eloise Anne, which depending on your surname, flows pretty well! grin

JamieandtheMagicTorch Tue 27-Aug-13 14:52:03

I prefer Violet

Eloise will inevitably be shortened to Ellie, which is rather popular

JamieandtheMagicTorch Tue 27-Aug-13 14:51:12

Eloise

noodlebum Tue 27-Aug-13 14:07:27

Eloise! Violet is a nice middle name.

Frikadellen Mon 26-Aug-13 15:04:23

Another preferring for Eloise But will just throw in DD2's name of Eloisa just to stir a bit smile

Eloisa Violet is gorgeous imo

TangfasticMrFoxalastic Mon 26-Aug-13 10:01:10

Thanks there are some really good points, the important ones being you all agree with my spelling wink

I'm leaning more towards Violet tbh. I'm due next Monday, so not long now I suspect smile

AberdeenAngusina Mon 26-Aug-13 06:17:02

I think Eloise Violet flows beautifully. Perhaps it's an accent thing, because I'm baffled by comments that it sounds awkward. I have a Scottish accent, and Eloise Violet sounds lovely.

Eloise Grace doesn't sound quite so good to me because of the repeated "s" sound at the end of each name.

WeAreSeven Mon 26-Aug-13 01:31:44

Well, thank God for that. I kept looking from Eloise to Eloise trying to spot the difference and wondered if I was developing late-onset dyslexia!

I had never seen or heard of Elouise before. Just seems wrong.

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Mon 26-Aug-13 01:21:21

I think, out of the two, Grace is much nicer with Eloise (it has to be that spelling). But I do like Faith Hope etc instead. Definitely not Violet - it doesn't run on right.

ems1910 Mon 26-Aug-13 01:11:51

No u, just Eloise. Definitely with Violet as a middle name.

HoneyDragon Sun 25-Aug-13 22:07:57

Thumbwitch has it spot on.

MissCalamity Sun 25-Aug-13 22:07:55

Oooh, I love Eloise. Definitely top girls name for DC2, we'd have the middle name as Catherine as it's my mum & sister's middle name.
My middle name is Louise, that wouldn't go down well!

zippey Sun 25-Aug-13 22:00:32

Have you thought about Louise?

sunnybobs Sun 25-Aug-13 21:55:01

What about Elodie? Also lovely & slightly more unusual at the moment

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