So… I have a thing for dated elder-[name_m]Boomer[/name_m] names. [name_u]Joan[/name_u] became more of a warrior name for me because of [name_u]Joan[/name_u] of [name_m]Arc[/name_m]. [name_f]Anita[/name_f] feels like a fresh, spunky Spanish nickname. And [name_f]Rhoda[/name_f]? If other “rose” names are popular, then why not? But there’s one that I’ve really latched on to: [name_f]Eileen[/name_f].

“Come On [name_f]Eileen[/name_f]” makes it musical. Pet Sematary, thought not the best connection, makes it feel youthful. It means “desired”. And it’s Scotch-Irish, which is always a plus for me! I’m having trouble thinking of middles, though. However, I’m really liking [name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Bronte[/name_f].

In conclusion, how do you feel about it? What would you suggest as a middle name?

I think [name_f]Eileen[/name_f] is really pretty! It fits nicely with names that are popular at the moment with E and L sounds such as [name_f]Ella[/name_f], [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f], [name_f]Ellie[/name_f], [name_f]Elliana[/name_f], [name_f]Lena[/name_f], [name_f]Lila[/name_f] etc. I think [name_f]Eileen[/name_f] would fit in perfectly but with a unique flair too!! [name_f]Lena[/name_f]/Leena would be a cute nn if you like nn’s!

Eileen [name_f]Bronte[/name_f] is really sweet and strong sounding!

Eileen [name_u]Romilly[/name_u]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Ada[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_u]Blair[/name_u]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Susannah[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Olive[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Nell[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Imogen[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Abigail[/name_f]

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I really like [name_f]Eileen[/name_f]! I don’t actually find it all that dated. I think the Eil- sound is similar enough to the [name_f]El[/name_f]- names that it fits in, but different enough that it doesn’t blend in.

Eileen [name_f]Bronte[/name_f] is lovely!

Other ideas:
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Matilda[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Sophia[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Rebecca[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Katie[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Tabitha[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_u]Cassidy[/name_u]

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I love the name [name_f]Eileen[/name_f]! It’s one of my favorites!

Eileen [name_f]Anabelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Arabella[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Rosemary[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Zara[/name_f]

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Eileen has that I sound of popular names atm ([name_f]Ivy[/name_f], [name_f]Heidi[/name_f], [name_f]Violet[/name_f], [name_u]Piper[/name_u]) and that ee sound of [name_f]Emmeline[/name_f]. There’s actually something very cute about it!

Eileen [name_f]Bronte[/name_f] is gorgeous!

Eileen [name_f]Sophie[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Adele[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Calla[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Maeve[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_u]Ruby[/name_u]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Adelaide[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Ferelith[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Cosette[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Zara[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Ginevra[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Rebecca[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Zoe[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Thea[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Talullah[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_u]Delaney[/name_u]

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I really love [name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Clementine[/name_f]!

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I find [name_f]Eileen[/name_f] quite elegant sounding! I only know one [name_f]Eileen[/name_f] in her 20s so it does not seem dated to me at all. [name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Bronte[/name_f] sounds so cool!

Eileen [name_f]Renee[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_u]Simone[/name_u]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_u]Sage[/name_u]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_u]Meridian[/name_u]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Felicity[/name_f]

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Eileen [name_u]Sage[/name_u]!!! :sparkling_heart:

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I’m going to throw a spanner in the works and say that I dislike [name_f]Eileen[/name_f]. All I can think of is [name_f]Eileen[/name_f] Wuornos (a serial killer played by [name_f]Charlize[/name_f] [name_m]Theron[/name_m] in the film biopic). Both this and something about its sound makes the name feel very harsh to me, and difficult to imagine on a child. [name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Bronte[/name_f] in the middle spot though :+1:t3:

I forgot about Wournos. However, I believe she’s [name_f]Aileen[/name_f]. Close, but still a bit different. I think I could overlook the connection

You’re right! Ignore me :crazy_face:

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It’s fine! I like the feedback (and I didn’t know there was a biopic with [name_f]Charlize[/name_f] [name_m]Theron[/name_m]!)

I like [name_f]Eileen[/name_f] because I know an [name_f]Eileen[/name_f] I love.

I dislike [name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Bronte[/name_f] because it sounds like a boomer descendent of [name_f]Emily[/name_f] [name_f]Bronte[/name_f]! :slight_smile:

What about [name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Brenda[/name_f], [name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_u]Joyce[/name_u], [name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Carol[/name_f], [name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Pamela[/name_f], [name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_u]Holly[/name_u], [name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Jeannette[/name_f], [name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Georgette[/name_f], Eileeen [name_f]Susanne[/name_f], [name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Ginger[/name_f], [name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Barbara[/name_f], [name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Thelma[/name_f]?


It’s really great, definitely worth a watch! She actually won Best Actress for it.

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I think it’s really pretty! I really like [name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Bronte[/name_f]! So fresh!

Some other ideas:

Eileen [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Primrose[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_u]Dove[/name_u]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_u]Lark[/name_u]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Waverley[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Faye[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Carys[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Meadow[/name_f]

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I personally don’t like the name [name_f]Eileen[/name_f] (mainly because the song ‘come on [name_f]Eileen[/name_f]’ by Dexys midnight runners), but if that song didn’t exist, im pretty sure my daughters name would be [name_f]Eileen[/name_f].

Good luck with everything!

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Ironically, that song is a big part of why I love [name_f]Eileen[/name_f] :joy::sweat_smile:


I really cant stop thinking about the song! But I like that you like that!

Not gonna lie, its dated for me but not in a ready for comeback vintage cool way. I much prefer [name_f]Elaine[/name_f].

However maybe paired with the right middle name, I could warm up to it more. Im wanting something youthful and spunky or maybe frilly in the middle.

Eileen [name_f]Lila[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_u]Harlow[/name_u]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Autumn[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_u]Marin[/name_u]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Arabella[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Aria[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Sofia[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Francesca[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Josefina[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Delta[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Virginia[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Amelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Olivia[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Geneva[/name_f]

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Eileen is not my cup of tea. There’s nothing wrong with it, but I find it rather dated and it’s not quite in the vintage category yet (in my perception). I have Irish family members and this name is very common among Irish women who are 50+ (I suppose it’s kind of like Susan or Linda in the US), but perhaps it’s less dated and seems fresher in other communities.

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