Unique 2 or 3 syllable middle name for Elle?

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] everyone!

My husband and I are in search of a middle name for our first child, a daughter we are expecting in 3 weeks. Her first name will be [name_f]Elle[/name_f] and I’ve searched message boards for ideas. We like how melodic the following names are, yet I am not sold on them: [name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Olivia[/name_f], [name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Sophia[/name_f], [name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Emilia[/name_f], [name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Aria[/name_f] and [name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Alexandra[/name_f] sound. We are also looking for names that mean light, life or water/ocean. If anyone has any ideas, we would be so grateful.

[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Guinevere[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Angelica[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Aurora[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Willow[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Ariadne[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Fiona[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Phaedra[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Michaela[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Yvaine[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Penelope[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Isolde[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Helena[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Deidre[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Seraphine[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Geneva[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Delilah[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Diana[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_u]Artemis[/name_u]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Sapphira[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Esme[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Rosaline[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Celia[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Ursula[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Katrina[/name_f]

[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Lucetta[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Lucia[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Nerissa[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Marina[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Tallulah[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Lucina[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Zoe[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Vita[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Chloe[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Lorelei[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Clarissa[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Alessia[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Dorothea[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Savannah[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Aurora[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Nixie[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_u]Waverly[/name_u]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Jasmine[/name_f]

Some have the meanings you want, some don’t

[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_u]Vivian[/name_u]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Chiara[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Leora[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Noemi[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Darya[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Ginevra[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Jenna[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] Meraud
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Gwenore[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Talia[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Nimue[/name_f]

[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Sophia[/name_f] is really pretty! It is my favorite of your options.

[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] has the meaning you want, but [name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Sophia[/name_f] sounds nicer to my ear. If a meaning related to the sea is really important to you, you could use [name_f]Muriel[/name_f] nn [name_f]Elle[/name_f].

I also added some names that don’t match the syllable count but do match unique and meanings. I also tried to stay away from names that started with [name_u]Mel[/name_u]-, Hel- as they felt odd with [name_f]Elle[/name_f] as a first, at least to me.

[name_m]Light[/name_m] or [name_u]Bright[/name_u] meaning and add sun ones here as they felt similar in meaning
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Kalinda[/name_f] - Means ‘[name_f]Sun[/name_f]’
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Sunniva[/name_f] - Means ‘[name_f]Sun[/name_f] Gift’
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Leocadia[/name_f] - Means ‘Splendid Brightness’
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Luciana[/name_f] - Means ‘[name_m]Light[/name_m]’

Life Meaning
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Viveca[/name_f] - Means “alive, life; place of refuge”
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Zoey[/name_f] - Means ‘Life’

Water/[name_u]Ocean[/name_u] Meaning
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Tallulah[/name_f] - Means “lady of abundance, or leaping water”
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Oceane[/name_f] - Means “[name_u]Ocean[/name_u]”
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Araluen[/name_f] - Means ‘water lilies’ or ‘place of the water lilies’
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] Kaimana - Means “the power of the ocean”

Other
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Octavia[/name_f] - My current name crush - Means “eighth”
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Callista[/name_f] / [name_f]Callisto[/name_f] - Means ’ Most Beautiful’
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] Alessandra - Means ‘Defending Men’
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Amalia[/name_f] - Means ‘Work’
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Demetria[/name_f] - No meaning - alternate form of [name_u]Demeter[/name_u], goddess of fertility
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Magnolia[/name_f] - No Meaning - [name_f]Flower[/name_f] Name
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Mariposa[/name_f] - Means ‘[name_f]Butterfly[/name_f]’
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Philomena[/name_f] - Means ‘Lover of Strength’
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_u]Rosario[/name_u] - Means ‘Rosary’
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Seraphina[/name_f] - Means “ardent; fiery”
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f] - Mean - “resolute protection”
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] - Means “she who brings happiness; blessed”
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Araminta[/name_f] - Means “defender”
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Tabitha[/name_f] - Means “gazelle”
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Odessa[/name_f] - No Meaning - Place Name
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Jemima[/name_f] - Means “dove”

[name_f]Hope[/name_f] this helps <3

a good friend just had a baby, they named her [name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_u]Harper[/name_u] which I think is cute! Other suggestions:

[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_u]Hadley[/name_u]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Scarlett[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Katherine[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Meadow[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f]

[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Octavia[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Georgina[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Valentina[/name_f]

Thank you so much for your thoughtful suggestions!!! :cherry_blossom:

I like [name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Aria[/name_f]! When you say it out loud the two names sound almost like one name, Ellaria.

[name_f]Do[/name_f] you plan to call her by her first and middle name both, or call her [name_f]Elle[/name_f] and just have the middle name for formal usage? If you want to call her by two names, I think the middle name should start with L- or a vowel so that it flows easily with [name_f]Elle[/name_f].

Middle names that start with L- or vowel that I think are easy to say together with [name_f]Elle[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Aria[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] Inara
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Leda[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Lara[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Luna[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Leora[/name_f]

Middle names that start with a hard consonant. To me these names are lovely but too long and formal for everyday use.
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Rose[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_m]Brooks[/name_m]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Vita[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_f]Naomi[/name_f]

Here are names that mean light: https://nameberry.com/list/648/baby-names-that-mean-light?all=1 and names that mean life: https://nameberry.com/baby-names/377/Names-that-mean-Life

I like [name_f]Elle[/name_f] [name_u]Harper[/name_u] too! Because the H is a soft consonant the two names flow really nicely together.