Honest Thoughts on Eloide

EDIT: TYPO IN TITLE. YES, I’M TALKING ABOUT ELODIE, I JUST CAN’T TYPE THE NAME APPARENTLY! :slight_smile: Sorry for confusion. :slight_smile:

My husband and I have been at an impasse for a few weeks now about what to name a daughter if we have one (finding out sex in another few weeks).

Originally we were both [name]Eloise[/name] fans. Then he decided it was too dated sounding (still working on him!). He really likes [name]Emily[/name], but it’s a common name with no oompf to me. He also like [name]Elizabeth[/name], which I think is just a beautiful name, but I know sooo many Elizabeths. But there are definintely great nn’s that can come out of it. (Yes, I realize we like those E name…our dog is also [name]Elsa[/name]!)

Is Elodie a nice medium between sophistocated, girly, and not too common?

I’ve read on other boards that people think it’s just [name]Melody[/name] without the M, but maybe because I know the history of the name I think it’s elegant whereas [name]Melody[/name] just is kind of 80’s trashy to me (no offense if you like the name).


I really like [name]Elodie[/name], I think it’s elegant and beautiful. It should prove easy for others to say and it is plenty easy to spell. I agree with you that [name]Emily[/name] is completely way too popular and common, still a pretty name, but there will always be five other [name]Emily[/name]'s in her class.
I like the nn possibilites to go with [name]Elizabeth[/name]. In truth, I have only ever met personally two or three [name]Elizabeth[/name]'s. Since you seem to like E names do you like [name]Elsie[/name]?

I wish I liked [name]Elodie[/name] more than I did. I think it’s pretty-sounding, but something about it feels insubstantial and made-up, regardless of the history. Actually, it gives off just the impression you described–not necessarily a first choice, but a cute alternative to more recognisable names. I think [name]Eloise[/name] is ten times cuter. Is there some reason you’re only using the letter E? If not, maybe [name]Meredy[/name] or Meredie?

It’s a fine, beautiful name if you choose it, but it’s generally one of those names that has me thinking, “you could’ve done better” if that makes sense.

I do like [name]Elodie[/name] and think it’s quite pretty

I definitely think it has a pretty sound, but it comes off as super trendy to me. I haven’t heard of it on a real baby yet, but it seems everywhere I turn it’s on someone’s list or the number one choice for someone. I agree it sounds weak as a full name as well and gives off the “you could have done better” vibe as well as sounding made up-ish.

[name]Eloise[/name] is FAR better in my opinion. In fact, I’d go with [name]Emily[/name] over [name]Elodie[/name] as well because [name]Emily[/name] gives off a classic, sophisticated sound to me, despite it’s populairty. I hope you can convince your DH on [name]Eloise[/name], as it’s the far superior choice out of all your options. Good luck!

No reason for the E’s, we are just drawn to them apparently. [name]Elsie[/name] is was too nicknamey sounding to me, but we also do like [name]Elise[/name].

I adore [name]Elodie[/name] as a name.
BUT I think [name]Eloise[/name] has more nn options and is just as cute.
[name]Eloise[/name] is more classic, and perhaps a better long term name for a woman.
[name]Both[/name] names can have the nns [name]Elle[/name], [name]Ella[/name], [name]Ellie[/name]… but [name]Eloise[/name] can have [name]Lulu[/name] which has a spunky vintage feel.
[name]One[/name] thing I have wondered about [name]Elodie[/name] is whether some people might say it like “[name]Jodie[/name]” El_O-dee rather than Elo-dee.
[name]Every[/name] time I look at [name]Elodie[/name] I like it, but something makes me hesitate. [name]One[/name] thing that put me off a bit was the fact it can be said like the letters L-O-D.
All in all though you could do a whole lot worse and it is a nice name.


I know this is really irrelevant, but you do realize you have a TON of repeats in your signature, right?

@emiliaj I know this is really irrelevant, but you do realize you have a TON of repeats in your signature, right?

I like both [name]Elodie[/name] and [name]Eloise[/name], but for me [name]Eloise[/name] wins. I know [name]Eloise[/name] is
more popular now but I have a feeling [name]Elodie[/name] will one day surpass
it. Probably as an alternative to [name]Emily[/name]. I wouldn’t worry if silly people
think it’s made up because it’s not and that’s what matters. [name]Don[/name]'t
accommodate ignorance. [name]Elodie[/name] is a lovely choice.

I don’t like the name [name]Melody[/name] either, but I’ve known several of them and never even heard of the name [name]Elodie[/name] before coming on Nameberry.
So, basically for most people in my area I think if someone introduced themselves as [name]Elodie[/name], they’d say “[name]Melody[/name]? Oh, like without the M, that’s different.”
It’s not terrible, it’s just not my taste.

I really love [name]Elodie[/name]. [name]Eloise[/name] is nice too. [name]Both[/name] of them seem popular on nameberry, but I have yet to meet a girl with either of those names. [name]Elodie[/name] is my favorite. It’s girly with a hint of tomboy. I can see it on any kind of girl.

I find [name]Elodie[/name] a bit grating, honestly.

I’d prefer [name]Emily[/name] or [name]Elizabeth[/name] despite the popularity. As long as they’re spelt right I think of them as classics, perennials that are unapologetic about being around forever. [name]Both[/name] haven’t dropped off the Social Security Top 100 in over 130 years, to me that’s not trendy.

What about less-common [name]Elizabeth[/name] variants, like [name]Eliza[/name] or [name]Elspeth[/name]?

My thought is this: although [name]Elodie[/name] appears to have some legit historical origins, it comes off as made up and trendy. I would much prefer [name]Melody[/name], and [name]Eloise[/name] is another superior choice ([name]IMO[/name] of course.) Perhaps [name]Elodie[/name]'s history is just too obscure to make it more common-place, like the name [name]Iris[/name] is, (another Greek name.) [name]Elodie[/name] is very similar to the name [name]Phaedra[/name] (yet another with Greek roots) in that respect. [name]Both[/name] have legit historical origins, but are basically unheard of. They sound and look made up. If that doesn’t bother you, then go for it! [name]Elodie[/name] is both aesthetically pleasing and pleasant to hear.


I guess the [name]Melody[/name] v. Elodie confusion (really don’t know where [name]Jodie[/name] came from…they sound totally different) doesn’t totally bother me. I go by my middle name, which is one letter off from a boy name (it is NOT a boys or unisex name in any way, was just never a popular girls name so people rarely see it) and I will [name]SAY[/name] my name…and even after that, if they see the name they don’t see the spelling and will still call me the boys name.

So anyway, I’ve gone my whole life being called a boy name, so to me it might be a slight annoyance but definitely not a deal-breaker.

But, I agree that I like [name]Eloise[/name] more than [name]Elodie[/name]. Decisions, decisions!

It’s just funny because I never minded going by an uncommon name people never got right (maybe because it’s an easy name so I just felt like the people were idiots?)…after all, my first name was [name]Jessica[/name] and in kindergarten I insisted I go by my uncommon middle name. However, my husband has an basically unheard of name in the US that people always butcher so I think he likes things that are common and everywhere that no one will get wrong.

[name]Elodie[/name] does not come off at trendy to me. It’s been a well established name for century that stems from the Spanish Alodia and it feels perfectly substantial and sophisticated to me. Then again, I’ve been familiar with this name for quite some time. However, just because some people think it sounds trendy doesn’t mean it is!

[name]Eloise[/name] is also quite nice. I’ve always grouped [name]Elodie[/name] and [name]Eloise[/name] together in my mind as “those pretty, somewhat uncommon French E names”. I don’t think you can go wrong with either one, so I would go with the one you can imagine yourself calling out more easily. [name]Emily[/name] and [name]Elizabeth[/name] are nice, but so common.

I like [name]Eloise[/name] better than [name]Emily[/name] and [name]Elizabeth[/name] (both pretty, feminine, classic names, just always very common). I’ve never heard of [name]Elodie[/name], but in a couple of posts it was spelled “Eloide”, so now I’m wondering, is that a name? [name]How[/name] would you say it, like [name]Eloise[/name] but Elo-eed instead?
I also like [name]Elise[/name], and there are many spellings for that one!

I prefer [name]Ottilie[/name], but [name]Elodie[/name] isnt bad. It has a pretty sound to it.

Hello, original poster - I think you have your answer in all of the replying posts -

People do not even realize that you’re asking about the name ELOIDE, not [name]Elodie[/name]. You can already see what a lifetime of problems this would be for a person, not a single person actually see’s the name Eloide!

I like [name]Melody[/name] but it sounds dated to my ears and [name]Elodie[/name]…I like it but I think it looks like [name]Melody[/name] with the M chopped off and I also think that people will hear [name]Melody[/name] every time you say her name to someone new :/. I like [name]Eloise[/name] better or even [name]Elowen[/name]!