is nice, but not my style. It just feels a little unsubstantial to me. Elle
is fine. I prefer it as a nickname, as I think it'd personally prefer to have more options with my name, Elle
is already so short and nicknamey already that there is no where to go really. Eleanor
etc. nickname Elle
would be better.
I would not pronounce Layne
Lay-nee. That pronunciation doesn't really make sense for this spelling, Layne
would be pronounced the same as "lane". I also am not all that fond of Layne
, it is wordy, and much more masculine than feminine to me. I think Laney
(which is how I would spell LAY-nee) are nice nicknames for Elaine/Elaina.