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<p>We really like the name Elliana but cannot for the life of us come up with a middle name.  The closest we have come is Grace, but that's SIL's name and I just dont dig SIL that much so it's off the table.</p>
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<p>I think a single syllable name would be nice.  Do you have any criteria?   I like Faith, Jane, Dawn, Rose and Joy.</p>
 

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<p>Sophie</p>
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<p>Claire</p>
<p>Paige</p>
<p>Kate</p>
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<p>Elliana Faith</p>
<p>Elliana Ivy</p>
<p>Elliana Joy</p>
<p>Elilana Mae</p>
<p>Elliana Ruth</p>
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<p>How many syllables in the last name?</p>
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<p>Any style preferences as to names you gravitate towards?</p>
 

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<p>Thank you, sweet people!</p>
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<p>Aforementioned SIL's middle name is Rose so that one is out. </p>
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<p>Last name has 3 syllables, so long too, ends in an N..  No, super preferences.  Just something that isnt too long.</p>
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<p>Is Elliana Sophia too many things ending in a? </p>
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<p>I kinda like Elliana Mae because she is "due" in may.. but DH thinks Ellie Mae sounds kinds meh.</p>
 

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<p>Marie</p>
<p>Leah</p>
<p>Dawn</p>
 

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<p>I vote for Joy.</p>
 

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<p>My hebrew name is Eliana Ruth, so naturally I vote for Ruth! </p>
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<p>Seriously - Joy is such a beautiful name.  I can't help but smile just saying it!</p>
 

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<p>We LOVE Elliana - it's such a beautiful name! I vote for a single-syllable middle name. Not sure what your style is though.</p>
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<p>Ruth</p>
<p>Lee/Leigh</p>
<p>Claire</p>
<p>Brooke</p>
<p>Beth</p>
<p>Paige</p>
<p>Eve</p>
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<p>Mae</p>
<p>Rae</p>
<p>Shea</p>
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<p>Hope </p>
<p>Joy</p>
<p>Faith</p>
<p>Dawn</p>
<p>Jade</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>MamaChef</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1280434/middle-name-help-elliana#post_16059639"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p><br></p>
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Originally Elliana Sunshine was on our list for DD along with Keona Elizabeth.. She was totally a Keona.  I sing her You are my Sunshine, and it just feels wrong in some way to use that middle name because it's our special song. </p>
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The name Elliana itself is related to the sun.....daughter of the sun or something like that. <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
My first thoughts were names with two syllables...Keona Elizabeth is long, too, and Elliana Joy (or any other single syllable name) seems like her name would be so short and cut off.<br><br>
The one that popped into my head was<br>
Elliana Celeste.<br><br>
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Elliana Mary<br>
Elliana Aisling (Ashlyn)<br>
Elliana Rachel<br>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>MamaChef</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1280434/middle-name-help-elliana#post_16059639"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Thank you, sweet people!</p>
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<p>Aforementioned SIL's middle name is Rose so that one is out. </p>
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<p>Last name has 3 syllables, so long too, ends in an N..  No, super preferences.  Just something that isnt too long.</p>
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<p>Originally Elliana Sunshine was on our list for DD along with Keona Elizabeth.. She was totally a Keona.  I sing her You are my Sunshine, and it just feels wrong in some way to use that middle name because it's our special song. </p>
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<p>Is Elliana Sophia too many things ending in a? </p>
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<p>I kinda like Elliana Mae because she is "due" in may.. but DH thinks Ellie Mae sounds kinds meh.</p>
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elliana sophie would solve the "a" problem and be pretty cute, no?</p>
<p>but personally i think ellie mae is a-dorable!!!!!!!</p>
 

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<p>What a beautiful name!!!!</p>
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<p>Nataleigh</p>
<p>Reese</p>
<p>Bennett</p>
<p>Jane</p>
<p>Kendall</p>
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<p>Elliana Rose</p>
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<p>Rae or Renee would be nice.  Rain or Sky would work, too.  Leigh or Marie are sort of simple and pretty names that go well with lots of first names, too.</p>
 

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<p>A two syllable name would work too.  The name we picked if this baby is a girl is 4 syllables and the middle name we picked is Celeste.</p>
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<p>Marie</p>
<p>Paige</p>
<p>Nicole</p>
<p>Autumn</p>
<p>Wren</p>
 

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<p>Originally Posted by <strong>MamaChef</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1280434/middle-name-help-elliana#post_16057738"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></p>
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<p>The closest we have come is Grace, but that's SIL's name and I just dont dig SIL that much so it's off the table.</p>
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Elliana is on our shortlist!</p>
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<p>Our daughter's middle name is Gracyn (Grace-in)...don't know if that's still too close to your SIL.  We chose it because it was still Grace-like, but different.  Obviously we think its beautiful, but so are many of the other suggestions so far.</p>
 

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Eliana is a lovely name. Why not choose the name of a respected ancestor or loved relative as a middle name? To me, a name with significance is far more important than how the two names sound together, since basically no one will ever use the mn anyway. (For example, for one of my boys, we picked the name of the first person on dh's side of the family to come here from the Old Country. Don't know a thing about him, but we wanted to honor the huge leap of faith he took.)
 

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<p>Thank you, Ladies..it really helped to get some suggestions!  You are all so sweet for offering me so many!</p>
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<p>After mulling it over and over.. and somehow missing that two people in this thread suggested Hope..</p>
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<p>That's the one we both like.</p>
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<p>Elliana Hope..</p>
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<p>Elliana means "God answered me".. with Hope :)  and that he definitely did.</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>MamaChef</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1280434/middle-name-help-elliana#post_16104016"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif"></a><br><br><p>Thank you, Ladies..it really helped to get some suggestions!  You are all so sweet for offering me so many!</p>
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<p>After mulling it over and over.. and somehow missing that two people in this thread suggested Hope..</p>
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<p>That's the one we both like.</p>
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<p>Elliana Hope..</p>
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<p>Elliana means "God answered me".. with Hope :)  and that he definitely did.</p>
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That's beautiful sounding and a beautiful meaning! Hope was our top girls name this time.
 
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