New name combo

I overheard a young mama calling her daughter at an event.  I think she was calling her Etta Jane.  I LOVE Etta but the combo made me think of Etegere'.  It could have been Ella Jane, and that is cute too.  What do you think of these two combos?


April 11, 2012 11:45 AM

I like Etta or Ella with Jane. I'd give the slight edge to Etta, since it's less common.

I also just read a book where the main character was Enna. I quite like it because it's pretty in its own right AND it's the reverse of my middle name (Anne). But, I think since I already have an Eleanor, Eleanor and Enna is too matchy for me.

April 11, 2012 12:55 PM

Nice, you don't hear that double-cute style much in the U.S.! I think parents here are afraid of a countrified "Daisy Mae" effect. It's a hot sound in England, though -- Ella-Mae and Lily-Mae in particular.

April 14, 2012 11:22 AM

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April 11, 2012 2:21 PM

etta-jane also calls to Etta James, which is an awesome connection if you like her music.  Really graceful combination.

April 11, 2012 2:26 PM

Etta Jane is cute. It reminds me though that there was a singer named Etta James. She died in Jan of this year so maybe the baby was named in honor of her or her music.

By Guest (not verified)
April 11, 2012 2:54 PM

Both combos are very pretty! I had to look up what an etegrere was, so I doubt it's too problematic a similarity.

April 11, 2012 8:26 PM

I like Etta and Etta Jane is cute. I does remind me strongly of Etta James though as previous posters have mentioned.

By mk
April 13, 2012 2:55 PM

I think I like Etta better than Ella with Jane, but both are cute. I had to look up etegrere, even though I apparently own two of them, so I highly doubt that would be an issue. Like others, Etta reminds me of Etta James.


By Guest (not verified)
April 14, 2012 4:33 AM

Etta Jane and Ella Jane are both great!  I think there are probably a bunch of X-Jane combos that would sound nice.... could be the X-Lynn of the next generation!