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  • Eleanor

    43 66.15%
  • Elinor

    22 33.85%
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  1. #11
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    mamamo LOVE that
    Sara Beth Cook wife to Ross Allen Cook 03.11.06
    Mama to Lilla Clare 12.05.09 and Vivienne Grace 03.16.12
    Sylvie | Rosalie | Cecily | Eleanor | Rufus | Jasper | Graham

  2. #13
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    Ooh, I like your taste in names! (As well as Elinor/Eleanor, Clare, Grace and Rufus are great loves of mine).

    Totally understand the pronunciation issue. For years I only liked Elinor, not Eleanor, because I would want it to be pronounced El-in-or (equal stress on each syllable, and 'or' not 'uh' at the end).

    However, I agree that Eleanor is pretty and I think it's fine if you're going to pronounce the final syllable 'uh' (like most of the world... I'm just awkward!). The middle syllable is regularly pronounced 'uh', 'eh' or 'i' with this spelling, so I don't think it'll be a problem. I'd stick with it
    Isolde - Eluned - Freya - Anouk - Tabitha
    Caspar - Edmund - Ebbe - Fred - Oskar

  3. #15
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    I personally prefer Eleanor, but if you're looking for the short I sound, Elinor fits better. Both are beautiful!
    anne teresa. 18.
    bibliophile & anglophile.
    "if you'll only call me anne spelled with an e i shall try to reconcile myself to not being called cordelia." -anne of green gables

    ladies:
    Katherine, Lucy, Adelaide, Elizabeth, Elanor, Julia, Hazel,
    Margaret, Elodie, Anneliese, Marian, Aurelia, Vivian
    gentlemen:
    James, Atticus, Malachi, Ezra, Lewis, Benjamin, Alexander, Matthias
    Gabriel, Finn, Dietrich, Kieran, Henry, Fletcher, Dominic, Lysander

  4. #17
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    I prefer Elinor. Also, it seems as if you do, too. As a mom of an Annabel not Annabelle, the little extra headache of having to correct the spelling is well worth it for the name we love. Annabel has an entirely different feel than Annabelle, at least to me. I see Elinor and Eleanor the same way. Elinor is also the spelling Jane Austen used for Elinor Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility.
    Mama to Caleb Nicholas, Annabel Hope, and Grace Ramona
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  5. #19
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    I went with Elinor which I love because I adore Sense and Sensibility and that is the spelling used. Sometimes I wonder though if that's the only reason I prefer that spelling because I like the more common Eleanor too. Tbh, you can't really go wrong either way. If you do go with the Elinor spelling there should be little to no pronunciation issues as it should be fairly obvious and if anyone spells it wrong they can be corrected easily enough.
    My furry darlings ~ Bodie the border terrier & Portia and Penny the guinea pigs

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    Amabel ~ Beryl ~ Bryony ~ Cecily ~ Charis ~ Clara ~ Dinah ~ Flora ~ Georgiana ~ Ophelia ~ Rosamund ~ Sylvie ~ Tabitha ~ Tamsin ~ Violet


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    Arthur ~ Barnaby ~ Basil ~ Bertie ~ Darcy ~ Elliot ~ Felix ~ Fraser ~ Frederick ~ Henry ~ Monty ~ Rowan ~ Rupert ~ Theodore ~ Tristan

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