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Thread: Eloise - too popular?
May 3rd, 2013 09:49 AM #1
Eloise - too popular?
Is Eloise/Eloisa the next Sophia, Isabella or Olivia? We really love the idea of Eloise as a middle name, but I'm worried that it's going to be in the top 10 girls list in the next five years. What are your thoughts?
And do you care as much about the popularity of a middle versus a first name (I'm inclined to be more relaxed about it)?Daughter born November 2013
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May 3rd, 2013 10:14 AM #3
I totally see what your saying about Eloise.
It hasn't broken the top 400 yet but I could easily see it doing so and climbing higher.
I think the popularity of the Eloise Books (http://www.eloisewebsite.com) it's easily going to be one of those names that
non-name-efficiado's will think is a great and adventurous alternative to Kate, Sophie, Olivia, Amelia, etc.
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May 3rd, 2013 10:15 AM #5Senior Member
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I feel like Eloise is quite popular, perhaps because my sister considered it for her baby before choosing the #1 name Sophia; I now lump it in the super popular baby name group. It's a gorgeous name, but popularity turns me right off to a name. It just depends how much that bothers you. When names become too popular, I feel like nobody appreciates them for their beautiful sound anymore or barely even notices them. You may like the similar name Aloisa. BUT...popularity of a name doesn't bother some people, and in the end I think it's best to go with the name you love most.
May 3rd, 2013 11:19 AM #7
Eloise has the "Louise" sound on the end that I would think would take a bit more of an adventurous spirit to use. But I guess that certain names just seem more accessible. And an Eloise can always be called Ellie, of course, which is super popular.
I don't think you should worry about the popularity of the middle name. That really seems to be taking the idea of individuality too far. At worst, other little girls have it as their first name and your daughter can say, 'Oh! That's my middle name!" and she can make friends.Names I enjoy:
Girls: Lucy, Elena, Lake, Sylvie
Boys: Jack, Eamon, Sylvan, Theo
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May 3rd, 2013 10:22 AM #9