I like the name Elise and DH agreed. The thing is I want to honor my grandmother and use the name Hannah as a middle name. Hannah Elise flows better (also last name will start with H) but I like the name Elise better. Plus DH wants to use the nickname Ellie. So what to do? Go with what flows better or go with the name I like better first?
What to do when the middle name flows better as a first name?
Go with the name you like- I know a few people who go by their middle names and it can be a pain in the butt. I went to be with my sister in law during her labour- got to the hospital and asked for her by her first name- and they said there was noone with that name and had to go find my brother to let me come in. I never knew that she goes by her middle name until that moment!
You are right about the pain of going by a middle name. I have a student that goes by his middle name but all paperwork is in his first name. He doesn't even know how to spell his first name. I think I will go use Elise first and not worry about the flow of the name. I really want to use my grandma's name as a middle name so it will have to work.