I don't think it is bogan, however it Ellenor is not my favourite spelling of the name. It is a classic name and I feel the spelling should follow suit. I'm not a big fan of altering the spelling of traditional names to make them more unique. Or Unik if you want to be a tudge different.
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06-01-2012 14:45 #24
I believe bogan spelling hinges on 'modernising' traditional spellings - by hyphenating, changing the letters, adding an unecessary 'y', etc? Then Ellenor isn't bogan. It is a less common traditional spelling, for example:
But I do think Eleanor is a prettier spelling, imho. It's not a common kids name anyway, so shouldn't be a problem with uniqueness no matter how you spell it.
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06-01-2012 14:47 #25
Well Ladies here's the Reason I asked..
My Grandmother turned 100 last Spetember, We really want to Name our daughter after her.. Her name is Ellenor Ruby. She was in turn Named after her Great Aunt who would have been about 60 at the time. So if the Spelling is 160 years old It can't be Bogan can it?
When BD&M & Medicare went to Computers they Changed it to Eleanor and My other has been fighting for 5 years to change it back with little success.
My Mother & Sister both have Ellenor for middle names after her and feel a little MEH now We can't get her name changed back.
On the other hand my mother only has met 3 ladies named Eleanor and 2 of them pronounced it Elena So my mother sees then as 2 Different names.
06-01-2012 15:04 #26Senior Member
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Hmm.. My thinking is that nothing is intrinsically 'bogan', but there are things that give people an impression of being that way in accordance with our societal norms. I don't think it's the newness or oldness of a name that makes it bogan, but I think that names that give the impression of being misspelled (deliberately or accidentally) can be viewed as bogan.
The spelling you gave is not accepted as a common spelling today, so I think to spell it that way could still create the impression of being bogan when used today. That's not to say you shouldn't use it though -especially if there is a family reason for you to spell it that way :-)
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06-01-2012 15:11 #27
I still maintain that bogan spelling is the insertion of extra 'y's
06-01-2012 15:12 #28
I agree with PP, adding a 'y' just to be different would be very bogan.
My daughters name is hyphenated as per a family tradition. It's bogan. :P
06-01-2012 15:58 #29
06-01-2012 16:09 #30
Not bogan at all.
Out of curiosity, how would you pronounce it? Is it Ellen-a or Ellen-or?
Jane Austen uses Elinor in Sense and Sensibility I think both are legitimate alternatives to the 'traditional' name.
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