Thoughts on the name "Elegance"?

Hey all,

Thought of this as a possible virtue name, used with the nicknames [name_f]Ellie[/name_f], [name_f]Elle[/name_f], [name_f]Ella[/name_f], or [name_f]Ellen[/name_f]. Any thoughts? Would you consider using it? What would you think if you met a woman named Elegance?

It’s nice, just uncommon. I think that a girl named Elegance would end up introducing herself as [name_f]Ella[/name_f] etc, not Elegance, if I met one I’d be a little surprised and probably ask her about it.

I wouldn’t want to be named Elegance, personally. It seems like a hard standard to live up to, and in all likelihood would probably end up getting shortened to one of the more wearable nicknames you listed. If I met a girl with this name, I don’t think I’d balk at it, but I would certainly think it was an unusual choice.

[name_m]Even[/name_m] if its meaning is comparable to a name like [name_f]Grace[/name_f] for example, grace is considered a virtue in religion, Christianity specifically. Elegance is just an adjective. I don’t think it’s completely outlandish, but I also don’t think it has the modesty or the roots that other well known virtue names tend to carry, so that makes it stick out.

This. It has a nice sound, but too adjective and not much of a wearable name, sorry. Personally I also don’t want to be named this.

Apologies but I’m in the no camp for this too, it doesn’t really make sense as a name, and it would make for a life time of eye rolling and raised eyebrows, at least where I live.

Seconded (thirded, etc.) on Elegance missing as the virtue name by virtue (no pun intended) of being an adjective. [name_m]Even[/name_m] if it did fall into that category, it feels more like a [name_f]Patience[/name_f] or [name_f]Prudence[/name_f], both of which have fallen out of favor I expect because they sound a little haughty. The -ence ending doesn’t do them any favors (even though I like the sound and idea of [name_f]Patience[/name_f]). Names like [name_f]Grace[/name_f], [name_f]Hope[/name_f], and [name_u]True[/name_u] work because their meanings are a bit more universal and feel less like setting expectations, I feel like.

I’m not a big fan of this name. It just sounds too literal for me. I think [name_f]Grace[/name_f] is a pretty variant but obviously a lot more common. I like the nicknames you provided for Elegance but I just can’t get behind the full name. Personally I would look for names with that meaning or names that had an elegant feel to them.