Girls Names Opinions

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Which Name?
    Laine Andrea Mary R****** : (5 votes)
    5 %
    Elaina Andrea Mary R****** : (10 votes)
    11 %
    Elaine Andrea Mary R****** : (3 votes)
    3 %
    Elaine Andrea R******* : (10 votes)
    11 %
    Elaina Andrea R******* : (20 votes)
    22 %
    Laine Andrea R******* : (13 votes)
    14 %
    Elaine Mary R******* : (5 votes)
    5 %
    Elaina Mary R******* : (22 votes)
    24 %
    Laine Mary R******* : (4 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    242 posts
    Helper bee

    I like Elaina Andrea Mary R…. I love the unique spelling and that there is a family reason for it! Very special. Have you thought about Elaina Mary Andrea R…..I don’t think I saw it on the list, just curious if you already ruled it out. Congrats!

    Post # 3
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    2002 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I like Elaina best. And Laney as a nickname is cute!

    Question: What would you do if you had a second daughter for her middle name(s)? Would you rather save one mothers name in case of a second daughter, and if the second is a boy, maybe use the masculine form of their name? Like, Marc for Mary or Andrew for Andrea?

    Post # 4
    Member
    1055 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Love Elaina! I one day hope to have an Elena/Elaina/Alaina but can’t decide what version I like best. 

    I’m not a huge fan of double middle names, but if you go that route I think Mary first flows better. I agree with previous poster of leaving one for a second child (even if that means taking a masculine form for a boy).

    Another option could be combining them in an alternate form. I know someone who did Lina + Ann = Leanne as a mn. Annemarie?  Maryanne?

    Congratulations btw!!  🙂

     

    Post # 5
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    1055 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Also just read that Elaina is to honor his grandma. I don’t think it would be terrible to leave his mother’s name off this baby especially since you are already honoring someone from that side.  

    And I think that the variation on Elaine still honors his grandmother nicely. 

    Post # 6
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    158 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I agree with RedWine13 about combining the names.  What about Maralyn or something which combines Mary and Elaine. You would still get to use your favorite nickname too.  So Maraline Andrea R….

    Post # 7
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    100 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I love the name Elaina Andrea! It’s really pretty and I like that the spelling of the usual “Elena” is a little different! Those are actually names of two of my very close friends growing up and they were two of the sweetest and smartest girls I knew 🙂

    Post # 8
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    3223 posts
    Sugar bee

    Given that you almost never use even one middle name, let alone two, don’t stress.  It really does not matter in the whole scheme of things.  No one’s life was ever affected because they only had one instead of two middle names.  Nor has it ever mattered that much what anyone’s second name is.  It is something that only the parents care about.

     I would just name the baby with 2 middle names.  No one is left out, you’re covered in case you never have another girl and it frees you up for another middle of your chosing if you do have a second.

    Post # 9
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    158 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    It wont let me edit my post but another merging of the names could br Marlena.

    Post # 10
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    721 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I actually prefer Laine (pronounced “Lane”) Andrea, mostly because I’m not a fan of two middle-names. I don’t think it’s necessary to incorporate the names of all the special ladies in your life, just to make things fair. You can always name a future child after his mother. In the end, I’d probably appreciate the simplicity of a straight-forward name over the sentiment of as many names incorporated as possible.

    Post # 11
    Member
    90 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I just like the flow of Elaina Andrea R___.

    Pretty name!!

    Post # 12
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    401 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    mrsroseO: 

    As other PPs have said, combining the names could honor both sides. Here are some options:

    Mary + Elaine= Mariel (I knew a beautiful little girl with this name)

    Mary+ Andrea= Marianne, Marion

    Andrea+ Mary= Anne Marie

    Elaine+ Andrea= Elana?

     

    I actually really like the name Elana for the baby. It has the same meaning as Elaine as well. If you go for two middle names, Elana might work well as a first name:

    Elana Andrea Mary R—-. 

     

    I think Elaine Marianne repeats the “aine” and doesn’t flow as nicely, as say, Elana Marianne. 

    Hope that helps. Baby names are so hard! Your name choices are all beautiful though!

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