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Thread: Eleanor or Elinor
April 23rd, 2013 08:55 AM #6
I do a lot of correcting as is Lilla is Lila, Vivienne is Vivian (I hate Vivi-Ann so this is the worst). My main thing is if we pronounce it Elinor shouldn't we spell it that way? Or is it ok to say Eleanor El-i-nor. It's also the short i sound in common among all of them I like not the similarity in vowels.
April 23rd, 2013 08:57 AM #8
April 23rd, 2013 09:02 AM #10
That is my big thing. I pronounce it eh-li-nor, thank you for sighting the difference, you said it perfectly!
April 23rd, 2013 09:17 AM #12
April 23rd, 2013 09:43 AM #14Junior Member
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I had this same dilemma two years ago! We decided on Elinor. It is a little less common without sacrificing its history. Elinor is more common in Europe (so I read somewhere) and she was even a character in Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. I've even meet a lovely Elinor at the nursing home my husband worked at. Don't believe the lie that it is just a no good change to streamlined modern spelling.
One more bonus... It have us easy access to our super cute nn Nori