What do you think of...

What do you all think of [name]Eulalie[/name] ([name]Yu[/name]-lah-lee)? Been loving it more and more lately, especially since I discovered it was a saint’s name. [name]Just[/name] want to see the public’s opinion. Thanks : )

I think it’s pretty and spunky! I think it’s very uncommon to most people.

Very original and quite pretty!

I’m not very keen on it I’m afraid. I find it a bit of a mouthful when I say it out loud, and it reminds me too much of the Redwall books (the hares in the series would shout [name]Eulalia[/name]! whenever they charged into battle).

Not that the Redwall connotation is necessarily a bad thing. It probably influenced one of my favourite names ([name]Martin[/name]).

sounds like yodeling

Sounds like eulogy, and is very l-heavy, imo. It sounds like there should be another/different consonant (as in [name]Eugenia[/name]) in there somewhere, so I find myself tripping over it. If my name was [name]Eulalie[/name], I’d probably go by [name]Lily[/name].

I like the sound of it, but I know it would hard to use in the real world. It seems like a name that would constantly get spelled wrong or mispronounced.

I think in English, [name]Eulalie[/name] is very pretty. Yoo-lay-lee. Sweet and lyrical, and I’m finding saint names more and more intriguing (my denomination is about as far away as you can get from the Catholic church while still remaining under the [name]Christian[/name] umbrella, but I find the stories of saints–and their charming names!–inspiring and refreshing).

However, I have some French history–my best friend was from [name]Paris[/name], and I’ve always been a bit of a Francophone–and in French, [name]Eulalie[/name] is said like oo-lah-lee, which I find MUCH less appealing, and nowhere near as cute as you-lay-lee. Plus, the “oo” sound at the beginning of [name]Eulalie[/name] translates essentially to the word “euh” in French, which is essentially “Uh…” which is sort of… well. Unflattering. It almost sounds like you forgot your daughter’s name when you’re saying the beginning of it. :confused: In English, it’s great–I just don’t think it’s as beautiful in its original language. So I can’t really seem to get behind it, especially since the French aspect will always be there for me. If none of that bothers you, though, I think it’s a nice name and has a nice meaning (eloquent, well-spoken). And Lalie/Layley is a pretty cute nn (or even [name]Lolly[/name], if you say it the French way).

I love it! So French and chic! Also you get the cute nn lolly for when she is younger. In the States where I am there may be prn. issues like eu-lay-lee.

Makes me think of ukulele (the instrument) - just missing one syllable. It is also kind of a mouthful to say - all those vowels get garbled.

Thank you all for your input! It was very helpful.

I’ve been contemplating the name [name]Eulalie[/name] for a while now and I’m torn by it. I [name]LOVE[/name] the way it looks written out, but I find the pronunciation to be a little bit of a mouthful. But I think it is still a very beautiful, even if very uncommon/different, name.

I like it. It’s one of the cutest name I’ve ever heard (but only with english pronounciation).

[name]Eulalie[/name] is my top girl name choice ! I love how melodic and whimsical it is!

I like [name]Eulalie[/name], I’m into vowel heavy names so this makes me happy!

I like it, I think it sounds so cute and fun!