Post # 1
My husband and I have been trying to come up with a name for our little girl. He’s extremely picky and is only giving me 2 names to choose from no matter how many names I come up with. With our son he liked Spartacus, August, Augustus, Augustine and Jacob. Our son’s name is Jacob. For our daughter, he likes the names Ariella and Ellia. I like them both, but I’m scared Ariella sounds too much like areola. As for Ellia, I’m scared that no one else will like it. What do you think of the name Ellia?
Post # 2
I like Ellia a lot. I think also because of Game of Thrones it’ll be more well known.
Ellia is pretty!
Post # 4
I wouldn’t choose it because I wouldn’t want people thinking I named my kid after a Game of Thrones character. But if it wasn’t for that association, I wouldn’t think twice of the name.
Post # 5
Can you compromise and choose Ella?
Also, Spartacus? Unless he was born in Ancient Greece, I question his baby-naming judgment…
Post # 6
I’m not a fan of it. What about Eleanor, Ellen, or Ella?
Post # 7
He’s got verryyyy retro (like, Roman Empire) taste in names. That’s interesting. I don’t watch game of thrones so I liked the name. But I’m partial because my name is Elle ;). I also have a friend named Ellie and am a fan of Ella. Ellia is unique but not crazy or un-spell-able.
I also like Elise?
Post # 8
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I, personally, would prefer one of the more common names Ellia will be frequently confused for: Ellie, Ella, Leah. The slight variant on such common names just might be frustrating for a 2nd grader, and might look like a typo on resumes. But I think more about this stuff than is normal.
Ellia is a perfectly nice name, really.
Ariella is okay too, but just okay. Would you call her Ari? Would you be okay with other people calling her Ari? If you’re worried about Ariella, but would call her Ari, would your husband consider Ariana?
Post # 9
At first I missed the “i” and thought it was just “Ella”, which I love. However, I’m not a huge fan of “Ellia”.
Between the two, I like Ariella more, especially because it can be shortened into Ella, or Ari, both of which are some adorable nicknames.
Post # 10
I did not know Ellia was a GoT character. I think it would be misinterpreted as Ella A LOT though.
I actually like Ariella more. Every name can be modified to something to make fun of.
Post # 11
I know people with daughters named Elia and Eliana. I do like the names, as well as Ariella. Other options similar to Ariella could be Ariel or Mariella, or Ella as a PP mentioned.
Post # 13
Spartacus?? Augustine??? Are you sure your husband is the right person to be choosing names? He shouldn’t be forcing two names down your throat either. That behavior is a bad sign – but I do not know your history/context.
My vote is for Ariella. Kids are going to contrive horrifying nicknames for their friends no matter what. Don’t let that drive you.
Post # 14
I know you’re not supposed to judge baby names, but your husbands choices seem a bit more suited to horses than human children. My fiancé would probably love all those names as well (he’d name all our kids horse names if he could – Apollo is a favorite) so I feel your pain.
I like Ellia. I really really really hate Ariella. What about Ariel?
You haven’t mentioned what you like. Your husband isn’t the one gestating the children, why is he the only one naming them?
Post # 15
Your husband has… interesting taste in names. I’m glad Jacob was an option for your son!
Now that you’ve mentioned the areola thing I think Ariella is a bit dangerous :/ Ellia is ok I guess, it’ll be easy enough to spell and pronounce once she tells people how (and it’s unusual enough that she will often have to tell people how). But I’m not sold on it and it doesn’t sound like you are either. How come your husband gets to give you a name ultimatum?? You’re the one growing this baby!!
How about Aurelia? I think it’s beautiful and totally fits with your husbands taste (very Roman Empire – Julius Caesar’s mother was Aurelia!), it’s very similar to what he has suggested and isn’t ‘made up’. Or Arielle? Only one letter changed and it gets you well away from ‘areola’.