Too many Es??

Hello! I would love some input!

We currently have an [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f], [name_u]Emmett[/name_u] and due with baby 3. I love the name [name_f]Emily[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f] but is that too many E names?? Last name is [name_m]Thorp[/name_m].

Other names we like are: [name_f]Margaret[/name_f] (nickname [name_f]Maisie[/name_f]), [name_f]Madeline[/name_f], [name_f]Nellie[/name_f], [name_f]Clara[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f].

Thank you!!

Is this going to be your last baby? If so, I’d almost go out of my way to give her an E name, so that she’s one of the trio and not the odd one out.

Elizabeth, Emmett, and Emily

If you decide on Nellie, I’d call her Eleanor nn Nellie.

Elizabeth, Emmett, and Eleanor

I personally prefer Eleanor, because, although it begins with El like Elizabeth, the names are pronounced with different sounds, while Emily and Emmett are both hard Em sounds. Also there are fewer Eleanors than Emilys. :slight_smile:

(Full disclosure: we have an Elizabeth and are planning to name the new baby Eleanor, so obviously I’m in love with these two names!)

Good luck!

I think the repeating e theme is ok, but [name_f]Emily[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f] and [name_u]Emmett[/name_u] are too close, for me. My favorite of your list is [name_f]Margaret[/name_f].

[name_f]Edie[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f]
[name_u]Evelyn[/name_u] [name_f]Jane[/name_f]

I also like the suggestion of [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f]!

I think it’s perfect

All lovely names. I agree that [name_u]Emmett[/name_u] and [name_f]Emily[/name_f] are a little close. I don’t think there is any probably with naming all your kids E names, just go with whatever you like.

I second the use of [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f] from pp but I love [name_f]Margaret[/name_f] ([name_f]Maisie[/name_f]) with your other children’s names.

I think using another E name is perfectly fine, but I do think [name_u]Emmett[/name_u] and [name_f]Emily[/name_f] are too close. There are so many beautiful E names, though, if you decide to stick with the theme.

I don’t think there is a problem with all E names as long as the names aren’t too close. I think you could go either way E or no E. I think if you had 4 and 3 with an E and one without it would be a problem, but just 2 won’t seem like one is left out.

I do think that [name_u]Emmett[/name_u] and [name_f]Emily[/name_f] are too close (for me personally) as you could call them both “[name_f]Em[/name_f]”. I think the suggestion of [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f] by some previous posters is also too close to [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] as they could both be “[name_f]Elle[/name_f]/[name_f]Ellie[/name_f]”.

I think that [name_f]Margaret[/name_f] nn [name_f]Maisie[/name_f] goes really well with [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] and [name_u]Emmet[/name_u] and would be by far my favorite option of yours. And I think [name_f]Margaret[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f] or “[name_f]Maisie[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f]” is super cute.

It’s true that both [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] and [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f] can be called [name_f]Ellie[/name_f], but what do you call your [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]? If it’s [name_f]Ellie[/name_f], then yes, maybe steer clear of [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f]. But if it’s something else, and you’d call [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f] by the nn [name_f]Nellie[/name_f], then I think it’s fine. (Ours will be [name_f]Libby[/name_f] and [name_f]Nora[/name_f], very different sounding nicknames).

Emilys, in my experience, are always casually called [name_f]Em[/name_f] and [name_f]Emmy[/name_f], and [name_u]Emmett[/name_u] very much lends itself to [name_f]Em[/name_f] as well, so I think these are just too similar with really no way around it, unless there’s a nickname your [name_u]Emmett[/name_u] goes by that is completely different?

I’m not even sure you like [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f] anyway, perhaps only [name_f]Nellie[/name_f]. :slight_smile:

If you don’t go with another E name, from the names you list, I also like [name_f]Margaret[/name_f] nn [name_f]Maisie[/name_f] best with [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] and [name_u]Emmett[/name_u].

If this will be your last kid go out of your way to name your an E name. I know sisters named [name_f]Emily[/name_f], [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f], and [name_f]Eileen[/name_f]. The key to this working is that they all start with an E but they have different sounds. For this reason [name_f]Emily[/name_f] is out as you have an [name_u]Emmett[/name_u]. The problem isn’t the E but the strong ‘[name_f]Em[/name_f]’ sound. I second [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f] nicknamed [name_f]Nellie[/name_f].

[name_u]Love[/name_u] all of the ideas and suggestions! Thank you so much!

I guess I need to get over the [name_f]Emily[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f] thing :wink: I love the idea of a double barrel name this go-around.

[name_f]Nellie[/name_f] is a family name so thats why we would probably keep it at [name_f]Nellie[/name_f].

Thanks again!

[name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f], [name_u]Emmett[/name_u], & [name_f]Emily[/name_f] are a sibset made in heaven.

If you plan on going above 4 kids, abiding the next one turns out to be twins, maybe you would want to start the transition from E’s now.