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Laurence or Elliot?

(21 Posts)
luvviemum Sun 10-Jul-11 19:51:34

Opinions please

Lily311 Sun 10-Jul-11 19:53:59

Laurence, personally

funnypeculiar Sun 10-Jul-11 19:54:40

Laurence - nn Laurie <channels Little Women>

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 10-Jul-11 19:56:39

Love Laurence with nn Laurie (dd1 would have been it, had she been ds). Not fond of Elliot.

SilveryMoon Sun 10-Jul-11 19:57:12

Prefer Elliot

PaperBank Sun 10-Jul-11 20:07:26

Lawrence (with a w) although I do like Elliot as well.

hulabula Sun 10-Jul-11 20:31:13

For a boy or girl?

For a boy, Elliot.
For a girl, Laurence.

luvviemum Sun 10-Jul-11 20:35:30

sorry, I mean for a boy

leddeeburdee Sun 10-Jul-11 20:36:40

Love Laurence/ Laurie.

MogTheForgetfulCat Sun 10-Jul-11 20:40:25


Because DS3 is Laurence (Laurie) and I don't want it getting popular grin.

sharbie Sun 10-Jul-11 20:41:18


BigusBumus Sun 10-Jul-11 20:47:50

Laurence and Laurie are far more "upmarket" than Elliot, if that might be important to you.

DialMforMummy Sun 10-Jul-11 21:24:41

Either, love both but only if it's Lawrence.

sonniebonnie Sun 10-Jul-11 21:55:23

Laurence is a girls name, the girls version of Laurent. Just like Florence is the female version of Florent. Laurie is also too close to Laura imo.

I quite like Elliot, although am not keen on the nicknames Elli, Ell.

WaitingForBabyD Mon 11-Jul-11 09:46:32

Elliot. My DH and I have it high on our list if dc1 is a boy. Loved the Elliot in ET!

rachel1970 Mon 11-Jul-11 10:44:31

Elliot for me to. I know a female Laurence so to me it's a girls name.

jcgo Mon 11-Jul-11 11:49:47

Elliot! Was on my shortlist until very recently.

EightiesChick Mon 11-Jul-11 11:56:20

Laurence does get used for men though - e.g. Laurie Lee (wrote Cider with Rosie) or Laurence Olivier.

I like both but prefer Elliot.

EightiesChick Mon 11-Jul-11 11:56:57

I actually don't know of any female Laurences.

Aphria Tue 12-Jul-11 13:40:55

Elliot for me, don't like Laurence.
Would only ever thought have Laurence as a male name but the rationale for being female makes sense.

hulabula Tue 12-Jul-11 14:30:44

Not keen on either but Elliot if I had to choose one. I too know a female Laurence but have it heard as a boys name (only in the UK).

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