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Sound too much of a nickname?

Ellie?  Do you think it's a name that stands ok on its own or do you think it sounds too much like a nick name??

I'd love to hear your thoughts?? :) Thanks in advance

Re: Sound too much of a nickname?

  • I don't think so. But while I do like Ellie, I don't think it will age well. I can't see a grown woman with such a name. I think Elle is the way to go, with Ellie as a nickname. At least it will age better that way.
  • it does sound like a nn. cute, but even so, it's soooo popular that she would be one of 5 in her class.
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  • I like it, but agree with pps, it won't age very well, and it's becoming rather trendy.
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  • I think its more of a nn
  • I think it's too much of a nn to stand alone. You could always call her that, but give I would her a formal name too.?
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  • I love it as a nn but I would use Elle as a name
  • IMO it is a nn and not a stand alone name. There are so many beautiful names that it could be a nn for though like: Elena, Eleanor, Elise. I would give her a full name and then she can always go by Ellie if she wants to or use the full name in a more professional setting.

  • It sounds more like a nn to me.
  • imagemZoe:
    I don't think it will age well. I can't see a grown woman with such a name. I think Elle is the way to go, with Ellie as a nickname. At least it will age better that way.

     I know a 50+ year old woman named Ellie (it's not a nickname) and I think it suits her.  I think names age with the person.

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  • Oh no. We're looking at it for if we have a girl. I think its pretty.?
  • imageiluvtom:
    I love it as a nn but I would use Elle as a name
    Agreed
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  • imageiluvtom:
    I love it as a nn but I would use Elle as a name
    Agreed
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  • imagestarsmaycollide:
    I think it's too much of a nn to stand alone. You could always call her that, but give I would her a formal name too.

    agreed 

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    imagelolonyo:

    imagemZoe:
    I don't think it will age well. I can't see a grown woman with such a name. I think Elle is the way to go, with Ellie as a nickname. At least it will age better that way.

    ?I know a 50+ year old woman named Ellie (it's not a nickname) and I think it suits her.? I think names age with the person.

    I was just about to post the same thing! I know an Ellie (not a nickname) who is 60, a marriage and family psychologist, successful, and the name sounds perfect on her.?

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    I think of it as a nn & would assume it was short for something else.  That said, a friend of mine named her DD Ellie & it's not short for anything. 

    If you want to go with a more formal name, some suggested Elle, but Ella would be another pretty alternative.

  • kiki4kiki4 member
    Personally, I don't like the name at all, but if you were to use it, I think it's more of a nick name.
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  • A coworker of mine has a grand daughter named Ellie.  I think if you love Ellie as a first name you should go with it.  I'm not much for nicknames.  JMO. 
  • I agree, it sounds young to me. I love it but maybe giev the name Ellen, Elenor, or Elle
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  • imageiluvtom:
    I love it as a nn but I would use Elle as a name

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  • That is hard to picture on a resume... I would give her a formal name, itd be better for the long run.  How about Elliot?
  • There are so many options to go with, using Ellie as a nn.

    Ellery, Ella, Elizabeth, Eliza, Ellen, Eleanor, Eleanora, etc.

    It's a lovely name, but particularly with its popularity, I'd go with something that could be lengthened if she chose. While she might be the perfect Ellie as a little girl, she might want to distinguish herself from the others in school and go by a longer form of her name.

  • imageSoonToBeCherget:
    That is hard to picture on a resume... I would give her a formal name, itd be better for the long run.  How about Elliot?

    My boss has a grandaughter named Elliott(mothers maiden name) but I think she will always go by Ellie. I think it's cute, but on a resume she may be mistaken for a guy, oh well

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