Girl name opinions please

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Registered: 10-20-2007
Girl name opinions please
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Mon, 03-12-2012 - 1:50pm
Also posted on the other board but I'd love more opinions. For the past month we've been calling her Gabriella Elise, but it has started to seem not quite right the more I say it. I also dont love nn Gabi. DH is not wanting to change, but I'm waivering. I've added some new names to the list so please give your input. We have a German last name that's harsh sounding so I feel Gabriella isn't flowing


Gabriella Elise (cons for me : long name and Gabi nn not my fav, also above the top 100 on ss list)

Elise Liane (also like this and it's German in origin, not quite as popular as Gabriella)

Anneliese (need middle name suggestions). This is a German name and more rare but would it be mispronounced constantly? This is the German spelling and is pronounced Ah-nah-liese.

Siblings Amanda Rose and Krista Anne
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Registered: 12-18-2007
Mon, 03-12-2012 - 7:52pm

I feel the same way about Gabriella.

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Registered: 11-12-2008
Mon, 03-12-2012 - 11:38pm
I like Gabriella, but if you aren't comfortable with it as a fn, maybe you could move it to the mn slot. Elise is lovely, and Elise Gabriella sounds nice. I also really like Anneliese, and I'd guess that most people would either say Ah-nah-liese or Anna-liese. As for a mn, I'd say Anneliese June (ode to her coming birth month), or Anneliese Blythe. Keep us posted!
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Sat, 03-24-2012 - 8:52pm
Hey fellow Peppermint mama! I'm sort of with you on Gabriella, and I'm not sure it really fits as well with Krista and Amanda. Elise seems a little softer, more delicate, sits better with her sisters and would soften the last name a bit. I LOVE Anneliese (was on my list for Malin), but if length is an issue with Gabriella then this won't be any better. I also debating the pronunciation thing and whether it would always be wrong, but as I'm learning with Malin, once you tell people they generally get it right from there on out. I still think Elise is my favorite of the bunch. It's gorgeous.
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Sun, 03-25-2012 - 2:00pm
Thanks for your replies! It will either be Anneliese or Elise. I figure Elise could be a nickname for Anneliese so we might go with that! We will see once we meet her
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