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
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.
mZoe: 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.
iluvtom:I love it as a nn but I would use Elle as a name
starsmaycollide: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.
lolonyo:mZoe: 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 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.?
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.
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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.
SoonToBeCherget: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