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  • Aryquin Elinor

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I'm having trouble deciding on two girl names. I asked friends and family, but they don't like either of the names because they are "strange." (I'm kind of abnormal.)<br><br>
So I thought I would ask totally impartial non-family members. Which sounds better for a girl?<br><br>
Aryquin Elinor<br>
Elspeth Elinor<br><br>
Elinor is the name of my and my DH's grandmother. Aryquin is a combination of my other 2 grandparents, mARY and QUINcy. (eh-rih-kwin) Elspeth is after my other grandmother's middle name: Elizabeth.<br><br>
We have a boy name already picked out in case it's a boy.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm having trouble deciding on two girl names. I asked friends and family, but they don't like either of the names because they are "strange." (I'm kind of abnormal.)<br><br>
So I thought I would ask totally impartial non-family members. Which sounds better for a girl?<br><br>
Aryquin Elinor<br>
Elspeth Elinor<br><br>
Elinor is the name of my and my DH's grandmother. Aryquin is a combination of my other 2 grandparents, mARY and QUINcy. (eh-rih-kwin) Elspeth is after my other grandmother's middle name: Elizabeth.<br><br>
We have a boy name already picked out in case it's a boy.</div>
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hello,<br><br>
i like Aryquin Elinor i really like Aryquin i think it reminds me of some of the names from lord of the rings like Arwen and i think aowen prob spelt that wrong . any way its unique<br><br>
I remember when we picked Iain for my second son no one liked it because my first son was Adam and they kept saying no way Adam and eve !!! mad but i said feck them i like it and it felt so right for him and once he was born every one agreed so i guess if you like it and as long as it not some thing the child will get teased on in later years then go with it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I voted for Aryquin. You might consider changing the y to another vowel though. Y can be pronounced in a number of different ways, so pronunciation will be more clear if you choose a more specific vowel. Also, however you pronounce Aryquin, people will probably try to spell it with a more common vowel first--Araquin, Arequin, Ariquin, etc. Even an obscure spelling like Araequin has a clearer pronunciation. Both Aryquin and Elspeth are neat names.
 

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I voted for Elspeth -- it's a name I've always loved. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
About Aryquin ... I'm something of a purist about names, and not so fond of "made-up" names. That's just me, though.
 

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I voted for Aryquin, I think it's a very pretty name. DH and I have a girls name, we have yet to think of a boy's name.
 

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I voted for Elspeth because I really love that name but truly I think they are both beautiful names.
 

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Elspeth sounds more made up to me. I'm very fond of the other one.
 

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Elspeth is a real name. <a href="http://www.behindthename.com/name/elspeth" target="_blank">http://www.behindthename.com/name/elspeth</a>
 

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<i>Disclaimer: I'm very traditional when it comes to names. I'm simply tossing my honest opinion out there.</i><br><br>
I voted for Elspeth b/c it seems to be the lesser of the two evils. I'm not crazy about either one. And I guess I'm not sure why you're going with Elspeth rather than Elizabeth. Honestly, I see "Elspeth" having to explain every day that her name is not Elizabeth.<br><br>
But I definately do NOT like the made-up name. While I appreciate the sentiment, it seems like over-kill to me.<br><br>
Why not make Elinor the first name, and make one of the more "unique" names the middle name?
 

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I think the are both horrible but would choose Elspeth but only because I would have no idea how to pronounce the other name.
 

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I'll be honest, I'm not into either name at all, but hey that's why we are so interesting, we are all so different! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I guess if I had to choose, I'd pick Aryquin, only because the pronunciation is less harsh then Elspeth. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 

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Well all names come from somewhere. Made up 1000 years ago or made up yesterday... It's funny how sometimes a name seems really strange to people but if you just name the baby the baby becomes whatever the name is and it seems right.<br><br>
I like old fashioned names and they are hot at the moment. I know a little girl named Maybel and the first reaction to that by a lot of people was not great. But now she's a happy little 3 year old and no one could imagine her being anyone but Maybel.<br><br>
I like Elspeth. Elizabeth is fine and traditional but Elspeth is definitely more unique and just as pretty. Aryquin is good too but I really liked someone's suggestion of Araquin. That's pretty.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><i>Disclaimer: I'm very traditional when it comes to names. I'm simply tossing my honest opinion out there.</i><br><br>
I voted for Elspeth b/c it seems to be the lesser of the two evils. I'm not crazy about either one. And I guess I'm not sure why you're going with Elspeth rather than Elizabeth. Honestly, I see "Elspeth" having to explain every day that her name is not Elizabeth.<br><br>
But I definately do NOT like the made-up name. While I appreciate the sentiment, it seems like over-kill to me.<br><br>
Why not make Elinor the first name, and make one of the more "unique" names the middle name?</div>
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No, I LIKE honest <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I chose Elspeth because I've always liked that name and I actually don't like the name "Elizabeth." Besides, my family already has a few "Elizabeths" and I've had enough of the name.<br><br>
We decided we didn't like Elinor as a first name and in any case, I just found out that my husband's sister who is having her baby sectioned today is using the name Elinor for her baby <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I'd already decided on it as a middle name, though, so I'm not changing it.<br><br>
I like Aryquin because it is what my mother had planned on naming me. She changed her mind and let her sister name me something else at the last minute. I just always grew up knowing and loving the name "Aryquin." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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oh when i read aryquin i pronounced it Ari-quin which i though was really cute! but either way. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> i love unique names, our working boy name is 'Orion Atom' and girl is 'Cassiopeia' we're naming all of our children after stars! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> so no one take my idea <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"> i hate name stealers.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">oh when i read aryquin i pronounced it Ari-quin which i though was really cute! but either way. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> i love unique names, our working boy name is 'Orion Atom' and girl is 'Cassiopeia' we're naming all of our children after stars! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> so no one take my idea <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"> i hate name stealers.</div>
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Oh, that's so funny! My husband wanted to name our first daughter after a star, too: Adhara. We aren't using that name, though. I also once new a girl named Cassiopeia <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Quincy Elizabeth is lovely! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Quincy Elizabeth is lovely! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"></div>
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Maybe, but I can't see Quincy as a girl's name or Elizabeth as a boy's name <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> It does sound nice, though.
 

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I don't love Elspeth, but it is much preferable (to me) than the other. I don't like made-up names. Either Mary, or Quincy would be better. I think Quincy would actually make a nice girl name. Especially with Elinor (or Elizabeth.)
 
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