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  • TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
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    with Eliana as a *middle* name? I love the meaning of Eliana and would love to use it but I’ve been torn since we have two nieces (one on each side) named Eleanor, one of whom goes by Ellie, and I’m not sure if Eliana would be too close. So I’m thinking Eliana as a MN might be our best option. Ideas?

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  • TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
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    Anyone? :)


    embra
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    Hmmm. That’s a tough one for a middle name because you kind of have to cross out most first names that end in a vowel or an L. N sounds at the end are kind of weird too come to think of it. Maybe Juliet or Genevieve? How do you feel about Liana (short form of Eliana) as a fn instead of Eliana? Do you like Alora (my dream) at all? That has a similar vibe for me. Do you like Arielle (God’s lion)? I always thought that was kind of a nice one. Sorry…I guess most of this post doesn’t answer the question you actually asked.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
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    Yeah, it is tough! I do really like Genevieve. I wonder what DH thinks. I kind of like Juliet; I have mixed feelings about it.
    I don’t like Liana quite as much but that might be worth considering.
    Alora is pretty. I’ll ask DH about that too. Arielle was actually on my list throughout most of my 20s. :) For a long time I had 4 names in mind for my kids: Joel, Gabriel, Eliana and Ariel(le). If it weren’t for the Little Mermaid association I’d consider it more. I do still really like it though.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
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    Whaddya know, he “kind of likes” Genevieve! I have liked it for a while but didn’t think he would.

    Inga
    Inga
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    Genevieve Eliana would be very pretty. I like it! Juliet Eliana sounds good, too, but I know it’s not your first pick.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
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    Thanks, Inga! I do like that combination. :)
    And I just realized … her initials would spell GEM. Is that too cheesy? (Of course in monograms it would be GME.)

    Btw I like your avatar. :) He’s such a cutie!

    Inga
    Inga
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    I don’t think GEM would be too cheesy at all. I think it’s fine for initials to spell words, as long as, they aren’t something negative.

    Thanks about the avatar. That’s him dressed for the school Halloween parade.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
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    OK, thank you! :)

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
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    I think GEM would be perfect and hey, you could always call her that as a little nickname. :)

    lcd1912
    lcd1912
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    I do think Eliana as a fn is too close to the Eleanors but in the middle it would be perfect! Genevieve is Beautiful and I can’t think of anything wrong with the initials Gem!

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
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    Thanks, lcd!

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