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(20 Posts)
MrsMcCave Thu 13-Jan-11 21:27:56

it's a family name - but is it just odd?

SecretNutellaFix Thu 13-Jan-11 21:28:41

to me, it looks like someone made a typo in Elliottblush

TheMonster Thu 13-Jan-11 21:28:48

Yes. It's like Elliot spelt wrong.

EauRouge Thu 13-Jan-11 21:35:36

Oh, I used to know a little old lady called Mrs Ellicott, I walked her dog for her when I was about 8 <happy memories>.

Anyway, is it for a boy or a girl? I think it's fine as a middle name, not sure on first name.

MrsMcCave Thu 13-Jan-11 21:35:40

It is a very old Westcountry name (where we live) so I don't think anyone here would be too baffled by the choice. I guess its ok as long as we don't decide to move..

MrsMcCave Thu 13-Jan-11 21:38:44

EauRouge, I was going to use it anyway for a middle name, I'm just struggling to think of anything for a first name, so I wondered if Ellicott would do. And I suppose it could be either boy or girl, though I was thinking boy - girl would be easier to nickname though, think a boy called Elli might be teased just a little

PlanetLizard Thu 13-Jan-11 23:20:37

Sounds like 1. helicopter and 2. a surname rather than a first name.

Grumpla Thu 13-Jan-11 23:23:04

Will be called Ellicopter at school... just saying...

diddl Fri 14-Jan-11 08:27:26

It´s odd.

Some family names shouldn´t be passed down imo.

scottishmummy Fri 14-Jan-11 08:40:49

no.a life of spelling it and folk sniggering

MungBeans Fri 14-Jan-11 11:50:32

I find it awkward to say - it doesn't roll off the tongue. Elliot is nice though. A know an Elliot and he's a sweet little boy.

seeker Fri 14-Jan-11 11:53:09

I presume it's not a family first name? Or is it?

orangepoo Fri 14-Jan-11 12:02:15

People will think it is a typo for Elliot

Hedwig3 Fri 14-Jan-11 12:41:06

Sounds like the name of a house to to me.

Nightstar Fri 14-Jan-11 13:02:15

I would use it as a middle name. It's nice to keep family names, but a bit mean to have it as his first name, he will spend his life spelling it out for people.

nancythenaughtyfairy Fri 14-Jan-11 14:01:09

A bed for a baby elephant.

solo Fri 14-Jan-11 15:55:13

Will be teased at school and called Ellicock/Ellicocked.

onimolap Fri 14-Jan-11 16:04:54

I'd keep it in the middle.

tebbles Fri 14-Jan-11 16:50:27

Does it rhyme with delicate?

MrsMcCave Fri 14-Jan-11 23:57:37

Ah, the power of Mumsnet. Can't believe that I have never associated Ellicott with Helicopter before, now I always will... grin Back to the drawing board then, eh?

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