Elle or Siena? Deciding whether to use first or middle name (or nickname)

We’ve chosen the name [name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Siena[/name_f] for our baby girl. I love the name but I keep flip flopping on whether to call her by her first or middle name (or possibly a nickname).
[name_f]My[/name_f] husband prefers [name_f]Elle[/name_f] (pronounced “L”) and I think the name is beautiful but it sometimes falls flat on its own and family members keep trying to add something more to her name (baby [name_f]Elle[/name_f], [name_f]Ellie[/name_f], [name_f]Elsie[/name_f]).
I’d like to call her [name_f]Siena[/name_f]- its always been my favorite girl’s name but my husband thinks it will be confusing to use her middle name.
We’ve considered [name_f]Elsie[/name_f] or [name_f]Elsi[/name_f] as a nickname but I really prefer [name_f]Siena[/name_f] or [name_f]Elle[/name_f].

Help us decide– [name_f]Elle[/name_f] or [name_f]Siena[/name_f]?


I know lots of people who go by their middle name, and it doesn’t seem to cause them any problems! It sounds like you love [name_f]Sienna[/name_f] more, so I would go for that!

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Siena [name_f]Elle[/name_f] would sound good if you want to call her [name_f]Siena[/name_f]!

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I would go with [name_f]Siena[/name_f] [name_f]Elle[/name_f] and call her [name_f]Siena[/name_f] if that’s what you want to call her.

I agree with the others - why not go for [name_f]Siena[/name_f] [name_f]Elle[/name_f]? It’s a lovely name! I love seeing [name_f]Siena[/name_f] spelt this way btw; I much prefer it to [name_f]Sienna[/name_f] - it’s more streamlined and makes me think of [name_f]Italy[/name_f].

Siena definitely! I love that name too! [name_f]Elsie[/name_f] is also very pretty i think either will work!