Alanna just sent me this fun article (this image is from the site). I wish I could say we chose the name Eloise because of some great lineage in our family, but truly, I heard it from the books and we just think it's cute and sweet. And we both like it. :) Her middle name, Anne ("with an e," as Anne of Green Gables would say), was my mom's middle name (with an e as well) before she took on her maiden name. And we also liked the way they sounded together.