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Thread: Elke/Elka vs Elodie?
June 26th, 2013 08:09 AM #1
Elke/Elka vs Elodie?
For a while I have been loving Elodie Isis if our next baby is a girl. But is Elodie going to become popular? That's already happened with Mila and I'm not keen to see our next baby's name rise meteorically in the years after we choose it! I am from New Zealand and our name charts more closely resemble the UK's than the US's, and Elodie was #260 there in 2011 (http://www.babynamewizard.com/the-to...land-and-wales), possibly higher now with all the attention El- names are getting.
Yesterday I rediscovered Elke on my long list and can't stop thinking about it. Is it useable? We would pronounce it El-kah. Is Elka a real spelling, or just a phonetic version? Is Elke too similar in sound to Mila?Mother to miss Mila Arden and her brand new brother, Cato Bennett
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I'm in Australia and I think Elodie is on the rise here, too. I know a few around the 2-4 age group, and there are two Elodies in my nephew's kindergarten class!
I like the crispness of Elka. I also think Elodie is one of those names that looks prettier than it sounds...or, perhaps, sounds a lot prettier in its native French pronunciation than when it's being butchered by antipodean accents!
June 26th, 2013 01:00 PM #9
@ ottilie that is interesting, kind of what I suspected was happening in the UK.
@ mandapantalones, I don't watch The Hills but I know the show. It seems even more unusual that someone of that age group would be called Elodie in the US.Mother to miss Mila Arden and her brand new brother, Cato Bennett