Origin of Eleanor: English variation of French Provencal Alienor, meaning unknown
How did we choose Eleanor?
When we found out I was pregnant, my husband had several boy names he liked. We were a little surprised (but delighted) to find out we were having a girl this time. He immediately had his choice for a girl name. I was on the fence, and we debated back and forth until just a few days before my due date. He suddenly said he liked Eleanor, and we were in agreement. There are very obvious nicknames for Eleanor, but at this point we do not use any of them, although I did have a great-grandmother Ellie. We like Eleanor because it's "old-fashioned" without being stuffy. We get a lot of compliments on it from older generations. Eleanor's middle name is also my sister's middle name, as well as my grandmother's name, and is also on my husband's side as well.
So with that...I can't believe my little girl is almost three months old!
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