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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.
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  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.
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  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!
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    Mama to Lilla Clare 12.05.09 and Vivienne Grace 03.16.12
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  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.
    Wife to Ross Allen Cook 03.11.06
    Mama to Lilla Clare 12.05.09 and Vivienne Grace 03.16.12
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  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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