what's in a name?

baby girl's name.

elinor grace whitehouse.

lovely.  strong.  classic.  chic.  graceful.


origins of elinor


a variation of the name helen, which means "shining light" or "ray of light"

a variation of the provençal name aenor meaning "to heal" or "to soften"


from "eleos" meaning "compassion"


"God is my light"

literary inspiration

"elinor possessed a strength of understanding and a coolness of judgment.  she had an excellent heart, her disposition was affectionate, and her feelings were strong; but she knew how to govern them."

jane austen, sense and sensibility