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  1. #11
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    I don't think it would work for this particular combo, but would Isla honouring an Eileen be too far for you? For me, Eye-leen = Eye-lah so its a natural alternative to me, but I'm not sure if its too much of a stretch for you.


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  2. #13
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    @saracita00 - haha, no, I absolutely hate Ruth. I find it quite ugly and harsh, honestly. I'm okay with it in some cases (I quite like Adeline Emma Ruth, for example), but 99% of the time I won't touch Ruth with a 39 and a half foot pole.

    @pinkballerina - idk. It's not too far for me, but Becca wouldn't see it as me honoring her at all. She loves her name just as it is, and I feel like she'd sort of feel cheated if I tried to use a variation on her name, like Reba (even if she didn't hate it) or Lena or Isla. (For some reason, I don't get this feeling with Eleni? Not sure why.)
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  3. #15
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    Ridiculous? No. But it is unwieldy. It takes too many tongue contortions to clearly enunciate both names so they don't run together. I tried it a few times out loud and, while it's pretty when said properly, I think you have to assume most people won't take the time.
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  4. #17
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    Last edited by saracita00; January 18th, 2014 at 03:18 PM.
    Waiting for our October girl
    still lost in girl name land

    Boys picks were: Ragnar Eto Nicholas ~ Apollos Ethan Rigel

  5. #19
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    Also, how often would people be calling her by her first and middle names? You love Lilia and Amelie is very special and dear to your heart. I still think Lilia Amelie is gorgeous.
    Piers Lachlan | Gray Everett | Tadhg Wilder
    Jack Wilder | Henry Birch | Charlie Hawthorne

    Maebry Elizabeth Posy | Eloise Margaret Birdie | Coralie Jane Magnolia
    Sophie Jane Magnolia | Emma Eloise Maebry | Isabel Margaret Birdie "Isby"

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