What do you think of Elliot?

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I like this name and am considering naming ds3, due Jan, Elliot. When I have mentioned this to some family members they pull a face while saying 'oh really? Er, that's nice'. What are they thinking that they haven't got the balls to say to a hormonal pregnant woman? Am I missing something?

Rotterwallah Thu 03-Oct-13 13:07:14

i'm not keen on surnames as names. i also have a suspicion it might become the Brett of this generation, i know a few.

bananamummy Thu 03-Oct-13 13:00:34

We know one who goes by El, which sounds like Elle so quite feminine.

HollyBen Thu 03-Oct-13 07:13:13

I know 2 Elliot's. When I first heard it I was a bit unsure, but it has really grown on me. I think it's one of those names that you rarely hear outside of baby and toddler groups which makes people a bit [hmmm]. I do think it has become more popular of late if that concerns you

sonniboo Thu 03-Oct-13 06:53:11

Nice name but the short forms El or Ellie sound a little feminine imo.

CordeliaRose Wed 02-Oct-13 21:12:59

Elliot - I think it's fabulous!

wafflingworrier Wed 02-Oct-13 20:53:18

I don't really like it, its a surname to me
but if you like it, ignore me!

Norfolknway Wed 02-Oct-13 20:36:33

I love it.
I think it's a strong name. Unfortunately, DP doesn't like it sad back to the drawing board!

EugenesAxe Wed 02-Oct-13 20:36:11

Watch the film 'The Sure Thing'. Personally, I'm a bit on the fence about it, although a good friend's son is Elliot and he's lovely, which helps.

Hah! squoosh beat me to it!

CaptainCupcake Wed 02-Oct-13 20:34:15

My eldest has Elliot as a middle name. I love it!

Raahh Spain Wed 02-Oct-13 20:29:46

Alis- that's my theory exactly!

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 02-Oct-13 18:46:25

I always think Elliot is a first name, Elliott is a surname and Eliot is plain wrong. But that's just me.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 02-Oct-13 18:45:35

I like it...for a boy. Knew one at school.

The only girl one I've ever come across was the doctor in scrubs and it was one of the initial gags really, dad wanted a boy, gave her the boys name even though she was a girl etc etc.

CleverOl10 Wed 02-Oct-13 15:11:17

I ran it past my DH and he also likes it so it has moved to the top of our list for boys! Prefer the spelling Elliot.

Love Elliot, really love it.

laura0007 Wed 02-Oct-13 09:35:03

Elliot will be my DSs middle name when he's born in feb smile

harrygracejessica Wed 02-Oct-13 09:26:50

I've got an Elliot, loved the name and luckily DH did too :-)

ch1134 Tue 01-Oct-13 22:44:26

When I went to school we had these temporary classrooms, like portacabins, and they were always called 'the elliott huts'. I don't know why, but it makes me think of a run down school!

birdofthenorth Tue 01-Oct-13 20:55:33

Love it. Know some adult and child ones. Has a lovely sound to it.

squoosh Tue 01-Oct-13 16:50:42

I like the name Elliot but it always reminds me of this scene

grin

Raahh Spain Tue 01-Oct-13 13:45:47

I have an Elliot -he's nearly 11. I still love it- very rarely come across another, (not that that bothers me), and no-one ever makes the E.T connection- or the Pete's Dragon connection eithergrin.

And (because just seeing half the title, I was worried you were considering it for a girl)- I came on to make the same 'Scrubs' point Freedom made as I have on many Elliot threads over the years. grin

There are at least 3 accepted spellings - Elliot, Elliott, Eliot though, which can sometimes pose a problem. The first one is rightwink.

juneau Tue 01-Oct-13 12:31:24

I love it. I wanted to call DS1 Elliott, but DH didn't like it. I didn't manage to persuade him to call DS2 Elliott either sad

FreedomOfTheTess Tue 01-Oct-13 12:18:58

I love Elliot. For a boy only.

In the series Scrubs, Elliot does say in an early episode, her dad had wanted a boy and that's why she was given a boy's name. Scrubs never tried to suggest Elliot is a female name, in fact it's the opposite, and they made it clear it was a male name used on a girl!

It's DS's middle name. Would have been his 1st name but rhymes with DDs name exactly and thought it sounded a bit silly having kids with rhyming names.

AnythingNotEverything Tue 01-Oct-13 08:40:08

I'm not a fan, but mainly because where I live no one pronounces the final "t".

If you love it, then go for it.

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Tue 01-Oct-13 08:34:40

Love it, suits all ages.

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