I've contended most of my life that no one was named Ellinor since my mother was born and her mother named her that. And her mother was named that by her mother, who was named that by her mother. (Does that make 4 of us? I've lost count.)
Among all the Lindas and Karens and Carols and Susans and Debbies was this one Ellinor.
HowManyOfMe.com confirms it. In fact, it claims there are 0, count 'em, zero people in the U.S. with that first name.
This is not correct. I know of one other. My mother.
My daughters, however, did not get the family name. They're Valerie and Avery. Which is not a common name, but I've known another one and run into 3 others. As a matter of fact, I've only known 2 other Valeries, although that's a more familiar name.
No other Ellinor's.... I'll go back and see how many Eleanor Hamiltons there are -- it's that Old English or Welsh or something spelling that throws the count off. Heck, there was an Eleanor Hamilton who finished IMFL just about half an hour ahead of me.