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    Names that are similar to Elaine

    I am currently 33 weeks pregnant and if I have a girl I would like to have the first or middle name after my mother- Elaine. I have been on bed rest for 5 weeks and she helps me out everyday and we have always been really close.

    The problem is she is not particularly fond of her name. I like the idea of a similar sounding name or even just similar meaning. We are not fans of Helen, Helene, or Ellen. Elinore is also off the table since people confuse my mom's name so frequently and call her Elinore- which she hates. It also cannot end in a "e" sound since the last name ends in ley.

    Can you please give me any suggestions?

    If it is a boy we will most likely name him Wyatt James (James is a family name). If this helps at all.

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    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Helaina or Helaine
    Alana, Elena
    Eliana pronounced El ee ah na

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    Alena (ah-lee-nah) could be an option, or Alana (either ah-lawn-ah, or ah-lay-nah) could work, even Lainie, which would be very cute! Congrats and good luck picking a name!
    17 year old name lover, enviromentalist, and future author

    For the girls: Alice, Natalie, Opal, Mallory, Joanne, Kathleen, Serah, Luna, Mira, Ainsley, Isadora, Quinn, Oaklee, Romilly

    For the boys: Jasper, Noah, Camryn, Atticus, Mitchell, Jett

    My name is Charlotte, but I've been called Charlie since fifth grade, so why stop now?

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Cair Paravel :)
    I really like the suggestions of Elena and Eliana (Elena was actually my second thought!). Have you considered Helena? I know Helene and Helen don't appeal (they don't appeal to me, either!), but I think Helena is just lovely. And it has the lovely nn of Lena (or the more unisex Leni, or the vintage Nell, or even Ella/Ellie... Not sure where you're at, but I love the Scottish Eilidh, too. If it appeals and it would work in your area, I offer that up, too.

    Good luck!
    Ashley | storyteller | Christian

    princesinhas e príncipes:
    Isabelle Aurora Grace ▪ Avery Ian George

    thinking about:
    Adelaide Iris Mireille "Daisy" ▪ Reef Benjamin Elias
    Grayson Amory Charles "Gray" ▪ Violet Ophelia Noelle "Lottie"
    Ava Marigold Jane ▪ Everett Maximilian James
    Lennox Shepard James ▪ Daphne Elisabet Mary
    Rosamund Hannah Jane "Rosie" ▪ Jack Sailor Ezra

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    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Some suggestions....

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