My daughter’s name is Ella. I know that it is an older name, but has become quite popular over the last few years. I love the name because it is a shortened name of my mother, Luella. People have criticized me saying that I decided to name her Ella because it was a popular name. I agree, it is a popular name, but that was not why I decided to name my daughter this. I wish that people would just understand this.
That would irritate me too. I don’t know why some people have to say things like that. Even if you did pick it because it is a “popular name” so what? You have the right to call your baby whatever you like.
I would really try and ignore them, otherwise it will just upset you.
I think Ella is a beautiful name and to be honest don’t think it’s that popular. I know one person we call Ella and that’s short for Elsa and she’s in her 50’s!
Your babies name has personal meaning to YOU and that’s all that counts in my opinion.