I have always loved the nickname [name]Elly[/name], ever since I was really little. It has stuck with me into adulthood, and I’m considering it now as I’m at the beginnings of my pregnancy. I’m not a big fan of [name]Elizabeth[/name] or [name]Elise[/name], more traditional ways of getting to [name]Elly[/name]. Here are three I’m thinking of:
[name]Eloise[/name] - For some reason, I cannot get this name out of my head! I think it is stunning, and I absolutely loved the [name]Eloise[/name] books as a kid. I think its elegant and graceful, while [name]Elly[/name] is cute and playful, balancing the name out.
[name]Elsa[/name] - This is actually my great-grandmother’s name, and I think its ready to come back into style. Its a name that could last a lifetime.
Erlea - This is a Basque name meaning “bee” (pn air-[name]LEE[/name]-uh or air-[name]LAY[/name]-uh, depending on the accent. Not sure which one we would go with yet), and I think it would be a cool way to honor my husband’s twin sister [name]Deborah[/name] (which also means “bee”). It might be a stretch to get to [name]Elly[/name], but I really like it.
Which do you think is the best way to get to [name]Elly[/name]? [name]Do[/name] you have any creative suggestions for more names? Thanks!