Monday, October 20, 2008

The Name Game

Some Monday fun - Will you help us play the name game?

We have been calling Elizabeth by her full name since she was born, but it is becoming apparent that a nickname would be helpful.  Many people are trying to give her a nickname anyway.  My dad, some of my neighbors, and a few others like to call her Lizzie.  My friend's little boy calls her baby Bef (for Beth).  We have also heard Liz, Liza, Izzy, Ellie, Libby and I am sure I am forgetting a few. Her name is also a long one to say and write and we didn't realize that it would cause so much trouble for people:)!  

We had originally planned to call her Ella, but Clint likes Elle (pronounced as one syllable) too. I'm sure we will continue to call her Elizabeth from time to time, but I think it is time to start using a nickname as well.  Note to self - Name the next child (if we are blessed with another) what we will call him or her eliminating the full name/nick name dilemma :)
 
What do you think?  Ella or Elle?  Any other suggestions to throw in the mix?  Thanks for playing!!   

5 comments:

Stephens Family News said...

Hi Kristen,

My vote is for "Ella". To me, it sounds better with your last name.
Ella Halsted vs. Elle Halsted. Ella has 2 syllables like your last name.

Speech Therapists always think about how things sound! Can't help it! :o)

KatrinLaurel said...

Katrin likes Liza. As in, "little Liza Jane..."

I like Eliza. As in Dolittle.

vanessa calderon said...

I'm partial to Libby. It's uncommon. But Elle is good. And Ella is pretty, too. Wow, you do have a tough choice to make! Please call me when you have a minute! I miss you!

Libby Rose. That's pretty.

vanessa calderon said...

Can i vote twice? I forgot about "baby bef". Can't beat baby bef :)

Shanna from BabySchrades said...

I also like Libby. Sophie and Libby. It's unusual too. I also like Ella and Elle, but think Ella sounds better with Halsted. She's a cutie!