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  • Eleanor

    43 66.15%
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    22 33.85%
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  1. #6
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    I do a lot of correcting as is Lilla is Lila, Vivienne is Vivian (I hate Vivi-Ann so this is the worst). My main thing is if we pronounce it Elinor shouldn't we spell it that way? Or is it ok to say Eleanor El-i-nor. It's also the short i sound in common among all of them I like not the similarity in vowels.
    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. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarab.cook View Post
    I do a lot of correcting as is Lilla is Lila, Vivienne is Vivian (I hate Vivi-Ann so this is the worst). My main thing is if we pronounce it Elinor shouldn't we spell it that way? Or is it ok to say Eleanor El-i-nor.
    This is why I prefer Elinor. Maybe I'm crazy, but I pronounce Eleanor e-la-nor but Elinor eh-li-nor. It's a subtle difference, but it's there.
    Zoe Milena
    9/12/14

  3. #10
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    That is my big thing. I pronounce it eh-li-nor, thank you for sighting the difference, you said it perfectly!
    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

  4. #12
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    Now if only there was a different spelling for Pen-nell-o-pe vs Pen-nell-i-pe. I guess I really just like the short i sound in girls names and have to put it in all my favorites.
    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

  5. #14
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    I had this same dilemma two years ago! We decided on Elinor. It is a little less common without sacrificing its history. Elinor is more common in Europe (so I read somewhere) and she was even a character in Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. I've even meet a lovely Elinor at the nursing home my husband worked at. Don't believe the lie that it is just a no good change to streamlined modern spelling.

    One more bonus... It have us easy access to our super cute nn Nori

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