Hopefully my final name post, what do you think of "Elvin"?

(69 Posts)
honeytea Mon 05-Nov-12 13:28:19

I have posted so many times, I think we have found our baby boy's name.

The name is Elvin, it's celtic meaning is elfish or elf friend, it's scandinavian meaning is 11th. We call my bump Elfie and I was tempted to actually call lthe baby Elfie but I'm not sure he would be pleased as an adult. He is also my DP's parent's 11th grandchild.

It's a pretty rare name in the UK 8 babies were claled Elvin in 2010. It's in the top 100 Swedish baby names, it was 90th last year but only 119 babies were called Elvin so the chance of him meeting another Elvin are fairly small.

I wanted an unusual name as my name is very common and I hated being in a class with loads of Amys, but I didn't really want to give him a name that was compleatly made up.

We are still not 100% decided I'd love to hear opinions both good and bad smile

And thank you for all the feedback on this name and the others we have considered smile

Coconutty Sat 02-Mar-13 15:33:41

Ooh, just seen that you called him that. Well done for updating and as I said, I like it!

ImNotaPheasantPlucker Sat 02-Mar-13 15:36:14

Congratulations!

AnneEyhtMeyer Sat 02-Mar-13 15:37:34

Elvin is the name of our Elf On The Shelf!

AnneEyhtMeyer Sat 02-Mar-13 15:38:23

Ooops! Sorry, skipped a bit and missed you have actually used the name! Sorry.

popsgran Sat 02-Mar-13 15:43:42

sorry but its dreadful.buck the trend and go for traditional masculine names.david, michael,adrian,adam etc.dont embarrass the poor kid.

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Sat 02-Mar-13 19:06:06

I love it,it was on my list,great name,and congratulations thanks grin

JollyYellowGiant Sat 02-Mar-13 19:07:44

That's nice. I really like it and my first thought was like 'elfin'. Congratulations!

Coconutty Sat 02-Mar-13 19:22:19

Read the thread, the baby is 3 months old now and he's Elvin.

honeytea Sat 02-Mar-13 19:49:34

Thanks smile

He is very un elf like he is whopping 7KG already at 11 weeks!

If we have ds2 and call him tor he will probably be a frail little elf like baby ;)

Bowlersarm Sat 02-Mar-13 19:54:12

A name is just syllables put together! Elvin will suit him because that is who is. Congratulations

BrainDeadMama Sat 02-Mar-13 19:57:05

Lovely name, congrats smile

MooseyMouse Sun 03-Mar-13 00:44:54

I think it's lovely and the meaning fits perfectly. Congratulations.

BeeBopDingALing Sun 03-Mar-13 02:04:09

Ditto the Chipmunks.

aufaniae Sun 03-Mar-13 23:53:13

Ah, I was just about to post saying Elvin is lovely, go for it, but I see you already did.

Congratulations! smile

olivertheoctopus Mon 04-Mar-13 13:55:17

Call him Orlando. Orlando Bloom was an elf in LOTR wasn't he? Although if Alvin is a reasonably popular name in Sweden then Elvin is fine too. I quite like the link with him being the 11th grandchild.

twentyfourcarat Mon 04-Mar-13 17:17:34

I think Elfie/Elfi is quite cool on its own. What about another name where you could keep the nickname "Elfie", maybe:

Elton
Olaf
Finlay
Philip / Felip
Eldwin
Eldrin
Eli
Elmo
Elwin
Felton
Fenton
Alston
Elden/Eldon

aufaniae Mon 04-Mar-13 17:24:27

Hey people, the baby's been born and named already!

OP says they went with Elvin smile

char1eston Tue 05-Mar-13 21:08:11

Have a very dear (welsh) friend called Elvin who is fantastic. Love it!

thegreylady Tue 05-Mar-13 21:52:28

Alfred means counselled by elves-originally Aelfred

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