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  • Elle
    Participant

    Were thinking of naming out baby Dashiell (nn Dash) if its a boy, and Ellery if its a girl. Just looking for some reactions since they are fairly uncommon names and were not tell family/friends the names so we cant get there reactions.

    thanks!!

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  • TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    I like Dashiell! I have to admit when I first heard of it, it sounded kind of comic book to me (Incredibles!) but it’s grown on me.
    I’m not wild about Ellery. I know someone with a little boy with this name and it just always makes me think of “celery.” I like other Ell- names though.

    lcd1912
    lcd1912
    Participant

    I like just Dash. And Ellery (nn Elle?) is cute but I agree with Twosapphires that I prefer other El names

    TheWishingStar
    TheWishingStar
    Participant

    I’m not crazy about either name. There’s nothing wrong with them, they’re just both completely not my style. I agree with TwoSapphires that Dashiell and Dash are very comic-book-y, though that’s not necessarily bad, and that Ellery reminds me of celery. I like El- names, and I like Ellie or Elle as nicknames. I just don’t really see the appeal of Ellery.

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
    Participant

    Dash is cool and Ellie/Elle would be cute but Ellery is just celery to me…

    Phlutegirl
    Phlutegirl
    Participant

    You can’t go wrong with Dashiell. Although, if I met a grown man who called himself Dash, I might assume he was a bit of a tool/gym rat type.


    Ellery
    is just a random masculine surname that’s been appropriated for use as a given name on girls. To add insult to injury, it rhymes with celery and isn’t very attractive. There are plenty of El- or Elle- names for girls that are legitimate girl names that don’t rhyme with common vegetables. This is just one of those names on a girl that happens to grate on my nerves.

    Esmeralda
    Esmeralda
    Participant

    Dashiell is awesome and one of my own favourites – it is cool and handsome, and Dash rocks as a nickname.

    Ellery isn’t a favourite of mine. I can see the appeal but it comes across as somewhat masculine to me, and reminds me of celery… Elodie or Eloise would be a lovely, unusual alternatives. I think they fit better stylistically with Dashiell as well.


    kimiha
    Participant

    dashiell is cool and masculine. ive only heard it on name boards and videos. and its always pronounced DASH-ull. that sounds cool. but i dont know why its spelled this way. to me the spelling looks like da-shee-ELL.

    ellery is a cool different old fashioned sounding name. it could grow on me.


    lovenames
    Participant

    Not a fan of Ellery – like Mallory or McKenzie it’s just a surname that people have chosen to use on girls because it ends in the feminine “ee” sound. Unless you have a particular attachment to Ellery (it’s a family surname etc), maybe consider something that will still sound good when the surname trend has past.

    Dashiell is just about the best name ever! Winner! :)

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