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Elliot for a girl

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Hope88 Mon 30-May-11 16:48:18

I love this name. It sounds quite feminine. Why not for a girl?

ColonelBrandonsBiggestGroupie Mon 30-May-11 16:49:27

Not nice, imho. Sorry.

belgo Mon 30-May-11 16:50:03

It's a boy's name. What about Elle? Or Ella?

belgo Mon 30-May-11 16:50:35

or Harriet?

TheSecondComing Mon 30-May-11 16:51:09

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BooBooGlass Mon 30-May-11 16:51:31

No. Stop watching Scrubs.

toomuchtimeonline Mon 30-May-11 16:53:00

I love it! But dh vetoed it sad

madwomanintheattic Mon 30-May-11 16:53:43

dd1 had a female elliot in her class before. it caused countless confusion, but if you like it, and like ellie or els, then it's ok. (she was elliot, no diminutive btw, but you never know whether it'll stick or not)

i don't like or dislike it tbh. bit of a meh name for me.

Wottywot Mon 30-May-11 16:57:48

No !

GwendolineMaryLacey Mon 30-May-11 17:05:41

Because it's a boy's name.

4madboys Mon 30-May-11 17:19:38

nope i have seen a prog about a family with sextuplets, they have an older daughter called Elliot, its american, and they spell it differently tho i think, it was on one of those living channels. anyhow it actually seemed to suit her and grew on me as a girls name smile

valiumbandwitch Mon 30-May-11 17:37:06

I prefer it for a girl. Always found it too girly for a boy.

squeak2392 Mon 30-May-11 17:39:20

I love it!! I'm considering it for both a boy and a girl smile

ChessPiece Mon 30-May-11 17:41:29

I once knew an Ellia.

lalabaloo Mon 30-May-11 17:47:49

How strange, I was wondering the exactsame thing this morning, I love the name for a boy or a girl to be honest. I think my family might not like it for a girl though (i also need to actually get pregnant first before I pick names)

belgo Mon 30-May-11 17:52:37

yes I find it too girly for a boy; and just ugly for a girl.

rachel234 Mon 30-May-11 21:04:49

Elliot Reid comes to mind. Ellie is a lovely nickname imo.

rainbowrain Tue 31-May-11 09:32:10

I love the name Elliot but for a boy. If i seem to remember, Elliot in scrubs was called that as they thought she was going to be a boy.

Why not use, Elle, Ellie, Eleanor, Ella, Elsa?

Eglu Tue 31-May-11 09:33:08

I asked this a while ago and got negative responses. I think it is a great name for a girl.

snowshoes Tue 31-May-11 10:33:36

No. I don't like boy's names on girls. The boys must get so sick of it!

tummytickler Tue 31-May-11 11:40:52

No! I would hate to be a boy called Elliot only to get to school and have to sit next to a girl with the same name (same goes for Robin/Rowan and othe boys names on girls).
I do like it for a boy though. It is one of dh's middle names.

Hatterbox Tue 31-May-11 12:06:25

It's a boy's name.

There are countless girl's names out there, why do people have to keep using boy names on girls?

OddBoots Tue 31-May-11 12:30:08

I like it, if I were to have another daughter I would go for a unisex name having been given food for thought by a feminist thread here.

mayanna123 Tue 31-May-11 14:48:24

It is becoming more unisex along the lines of Rowan and Morgan. The nicknames of Elliot certainly sound girly to me (Elle, Ellie)

onlylivinggirl Tue 31-May-11 14:53:34

How about Ellis? I've seen this for girls and boys

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