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  1. #1
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    Aug 2019

    Isabelle and Eliza

    I have a little girl called Isabelle and her sister is arriving soon. I really like the name Eliza for the new baby but didn't realise that both girls names have their roots in the same name - Elizabeth. My struggle now is whether to choose to something else or just to go for it?! Are the names too similar? Isabelle goes by Issy a lot and I think we would shorten Eliza to Ellie for baby.

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    I mean, I personally wouldn't want to use both, since they do come from the same root name, but if you absolutely love the name and that's that then I wouldn't worry about it too much. They sound distinctive enough, and probably not many people would know they come from the same name. Plus I understand the draw of the name Eliza, it's been on my shortlist for years now, it's just so lovely!
    Anyways, good luck, and hope this helped
    Ceilidh Rooney; Lover of names, writing and theatre

    Jude Patrick. Emmett Keith. Felix James.
    Arthur Eamon. Henry Isaac. Reuben Wilder.

    Eliza Cathleen. Thea Elisabeth. Lucy Saoirse.
    Alice Daisy. Eloise Jane. Della Felicity.

  3. #5
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    Jan 2019
    I agree with everything the previous poster said. The shared derivation of the names would bother me too much to use Eliza but in saying that, most people wouldn’t ever make the connection so if you love Eliza above all else I say use it!

  4. #7
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    Feb 2013
    Most people wouldn't realize at all. If you love Eliza, go for it. The girls will have a special name connection between them, and it won't really matter to the rest of the world.

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Unless they're a name nerd, I doubt anyone else would notice - there's plenty of sibling sets with names that share meanings and root words, some people do it as a nice theme to connect the kids names together - it's not as though you're using Michaela and Michael.

    I say go for it.
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    tallulah - daisie - sophie - billie - florence
    elsie - chloe - harriet - amelie - louisa
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  6. #11
    Join Date
    May 2012
    I think Isabelle are Eliza are delightful sister names.
    Mumma to Owen Shepherd

    Mae Adeline + Eliza Eve + Ivy Eleanor + Ada Evelyn

    Kai Benjamin + Leo Emmett + Abel Benjamin + Jonah Matthew + Lawson Jude

  7. #13
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Very few people would notice, so I would go for it! But if you are doubting, here are some similar names: Elise, Alessia, Iris.
    august olivia | aveline rue | cassia brooke
    eris magdalen | katherine mercy | lyra grace
    primrose eliza | sophie adelais | stacy lilium

    autry ~ rowan ~ sage
    siena ~ tessa ~ vienna

    ansel gray | callan wilder | colm brooks
    jack evander | kit olivier | mattias oake
    reese october | senan reeve | soren vale

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