Join Date: Jan 2002
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I had the name Eleanor Caroline picked out a long time before I even conceived dd2. Dd1 even referred to her hypothetical sister as Eleanor. While pregnant and just after she was born I felt strongly she should be Isabella. I knew that would totally throw dd1 for a loop, though, plus I was concerned about the name's popularity. That wouldn't have stopped me, though, if that was the only issue. I think Sophia and Isabella go very well together. I still feel sort of wistful about not naming her Isabella. I only know one Isabel in real life, but I've seen *many* here on the boards! (see above :LOL ) Caroline was in honor of my mom, but she didn't like it, so after she went thru the hellish nightmare that was my birth experience with me, I told her she could pick out the baby's middle name. She said she felt like the baby wanted to be Elizabeth. She didn't know about the Isabella/Elizabeth connection, but I did, so I knew right away that that was it. Eleanor Elizabeth. She winds up being called Ellie, Ellie Bellie, Ellie Belle, Bellie, and Belle.
I think if you love it, it feels right to you, and suits your dd you should go with it!
SMC to Sophia, age 15, and Eleanor, age 9, and mother hen to too many nursing students to count!