Stuck On A Tongue Twister

My husband LOVES the name Noelle ... and I like it too, but with our surname Ouellette (pronounced wuh-lette) it is just too many vowels all jumbled up together.

My husband likes friendly girly names - Noelle, Lily, Ellie

I mostly think those names sound too cutesy, but if Ellie was short for something else it might be ok. I like old-fashioned-ish names Jocelyn, Blythe, Paige, Vivian, Ivy, Avery, Blair, Lorelei

Any new ideas of friendly sounding girly names that aren't too cutesy (or too vowel-y)??



January 3, 2015 3:30 AM

I actually don't  think Noelle Oullette sounds too bad, especially with the right middle name in there.  However, I also understand your concern and I know what stubborn hubbies are like.


I LOVE Blair, and I think Ivy, Vivian, and Lorelei are really nice too.  Other ideas:


Annika, Louisa, Meredith, Nina, Evelyn, Juliana, Asha, Arden, Clara, Sylvie, Julie, Elise (possible fn for Ellie?), Annie, Leah, Keely

January 3, 2015 7:28 PM

I don't think Noelle weh-lette is that bad if that's the name you both like. There are lots of great names that can give you the nickname Ellie that might be your style: Eliza, Eleanor, Elise, Elsa, Ella, Elizabeth, Elena, Ellery. 

January 6, 2015 8:47 PM

Ellie as a nickname for Lorelei?

January 14, 2015 6:22 PM

You have a fantastic last name! I'm with you that Noelle Ouellette is visually too much. For fun I just spelled it out loud, and it kind of reminds me of when little kids "spell" things by just saying random letters. 

Let's start with names that Ellie could be short for: Eleanor, Elisa, Elizabeth, Eloise, Eliana, Elaine, Elena, Elodie, Ellery. 

Some other names to consider:

Annalise (Annie)



Margaret (Maggie)

Rosemary or Rosalind (Rosie)