View Poll Results: Elena vs. Elaina (to honor Elaine) and is this name to similar to Delana?
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May 23rd, 2013 10:35 AM #1
Two questions: Elena vs. Elaina and is Delana too similar to Elena/Elaina?
I know that Elena is the more accepted spelling and I agree that it is more aesthetically pleasing. However, we are trying to honor my DH's mother's middle name, which is Elaine, so we want it to have the 'lane' sound in the middle...full name would be Elena/Elaina Catherine V.
Also, my brother's daughter's (my niece) name is Delana (Duh-lane-ah), so are these too similar?
My DH is pretty set on this being the girl name we choose, but if you have any other suggestions please let me know!
May 23rd, 2013 10:58 AM #3
oops, poll title should say 'too similar' not 'to similar'
May 23rd, 2013 11:02 AM #5
May 23rd, 2013 11:06 AM #7
Thanks Dindlee! Do you have any other suggestions? I can't seem to get DH off of Elena and he says he doesn't care that it sounds too similar, but I do care...Other names we like are:
Violet Elaine (However, I fear it is too popular and our last name starts with a V)
Catherine Elaine (Again, too popular and I hate the nicknames)
Charlotte Elaine (too popular)
I like Emilia too, but I'm pretty sure she would spend her life correcting people who think it's Amelia...
Any suggestions are appreciated!
May 23rd, 2013 11:20 AM #9Senior Member
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