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  1. #16
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    To my ear, the nicknames work together, especially since the formal names are very distinctive and not all all matchy. Lola's really great with Gigi, too, if you are worried.
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  2. #18
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    1st of all I wanted to say that all 3 of my kids I had "named" previous to finding out their gender. And 2 out of 3 times we changed it once we knew the gender and it felt more real, it suddenly becomes clear what things are important to pass on.
    I would definitely use Ann. Wouldn't use Grace, I know it's Ann 's definition but to me it makes it's significance more diluted. Plus every girl I meet this generation has the middle name Rose or Grace. Ann was so common a couple generations ago but now it's fresh.
    I think Willa Ann is really beautiful in its simplicity. So cute on a young girl, elegant on a woman.
    I also love the name Eloise and would never shorten it to Ellie. I don't think just because her sister goes by a nickname she has to. But I do also love the suggestion of Lulu. My daughter goes by Lulu. Gigi and Lulu are a bit cutesy together, yes. But, they are nicknames, nicknames are supposed to be fun and cutesy. I wouldn't let it be a deal breaker if you love Lulu. (Plus they may outgrow their nicknames. My daughter is almost 5 and is starting to prefer Lucille to Lulu already.)
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  3. #20
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    I really do like Willa Anne! It goes perfectly with Georgia, and both names feel vintage yet stylish. I don't think Eloise would automatically be shortened to Ellie, and there are plenty of other nickname options for Eloise besides that. (Lois, Elsie, Lou, Louise...) I also don't think that anyone's first instinct would be to give Eloise a nickname; it sounds great as is! One suggestion if you're concerned about the popularity of Eloise: Elodie! It's beautiful, it's sweet, it's feminine, and it's French. Elodie Anne is darling. Emmeline, Mabel, Imogen, Delilah/Delia, and Esther are similar-ish suggestions.
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  4. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by llbaby22 View Post
    1st of all I wanted to say that all 3 of my kids I had "named" previous to finding out their gender. And 2 out of 3 times we changed it once we knew the gender and it felt more real, it suddenly becomes clear what things are important to pass on.
    I would definitely use Ann. Wouldn't use Grace, I know it's Ann 's definition but to me it makes it's significance more diluted. Plus every girl I meet this generation has the middle name Rose or Grace. Ann was so common a couple generations ago but now it's fresh.
    I think Willa Ann is really beautiful in its simplicity. So cute on a young girl, elegant on a woman.
    I also love the name Eloise and would never shorten it to Ellie. I don't think just because her sister goes by a nickname she has to. But I do also love the suggestion of Lulu. My daughter goes by Lulu. Gigi and Lulu are a bit cutesy together, yes. But, they are nicknames, nicknames are supposed to be fun and cutesy. I wouldn't let it be a deal breaker if you love Lulu. (Plus they may outgrow their nicknames. My daughter is almost 5 and is starting to prefer Lucille to Lulu already.)
    Yes! It makes such a difference when you know the gender. I’ve been playing with names all my life but it’s very different when it’s no longer hypothetical. I’m really starting to love Willa Anne. Thank you! <3

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