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Why aren't there more people called Elvis?

(31 Posts)
LynetteScavo Sat 13-Aug-11 18:32:40

I think it's very cool.

LetThereBeRock Sat 13-Aug-11 18:33:20

Because it's a terrible name?

CeliaDeBohun Sat 13-Aug-11 18:36:31

I'm 50-50 on whether it's very cool or bloody awful. Yeah it's surprising, given how fashionable it is to give your kids weird names at the moment, that it's not slightly more popular.

scarlettlips Sat 13-Aug-11 18:37:30


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mamalino Sat 13-Aug-11 19:38:39

I love the name Elvis. DS was very very nearly an Elvis. He has an even better name though smile

nancy75 Sat 13-Aug-11 19:40:19

I know an Elvis, he has had the piss taken out if him for 36 years. he won't be passing the name on to any of his future children!

Sophiesmummie Sat 13-Aug-11 19:45:41

I don't mind Elvis - it is easy to pronounce/spell and works in most languages. It could be quite cool actually.

thesurgeonsmate Sat 13-Aug-11 19:49:15

Possibly people think it's a bit presumptuous. We don't get a ton of people called King either.

MsChanandlerBong Sat 13-Aug-11 20:17:28

I heard an Elvis being told off by his Mum in Tesco a few years ago.
Subsequently I think it is one of those names that is cool in theory, but when said DC is trying to climb onto the conveyor belt to retrieve his sweeties whilst kicking his sister in the face... not so much.

leakyR Sat 13-Aug-11 21:56:32

DS' preschool used to have Elvis the Elephant and Magic the Monkey who came home with the pupils for the weekend or holidays. Elvis and Magic were raffled off at the end of the school year. When we came back in September a new boy called Elvis had started preschool grin
I'd guess it's not used much because it's so linked to Elvis Presley and could be viewed as tacky/odd/disrespectful/presumptuous.

LincolnBiscuit Sat 13-Aug-11 21:59:51

I knew a gentleman called Elvis, he was from the Phillipines. And after a personal eyebrow-raise on first meeting him I thought no more about it.

These days if I think of the name Elvis I think of him (work colleague) before I think of Mr Presley.

picnicbasketcase Sat 13-Aug-11 22:02:43

Because it would be condemning him to a lifetime of people doing shit lip curl faces and saying 'Uh-huh-huh...thankyew very much ma'am' at him?

southeastastra Sat 13-Aug-11 22:04:33

a boy round here has that name, it suits him

ilovesprouts Sat 13-Aug-11 22:05:44

my old school pal has a brother called elvis .. but he changed his name to craig?

Sophiesmummie Sat 13-Aug-11 22:20:21

The more boys/men are named Elvis, the less the name will be associated with Mr Presley. And the younger generation won't really know Elvis Presley anyway.

tethersend Sat 13-Aug-11 22:21:43

I know three Elvises (Elvii?)

And one Elvi.

notlettingthefearshow Sat 13-Aug-11 22:26:24

There is still a strong connection to Elvis Presley. That's the problem when a star can be recognised by his first name alone.

Likewise, names Madonna and Prince are unlikely to be chosen as names. Admittedly, Elvis is slightly better than that.

SaffronCake Sun 14-Aug-11 11:10:06

I've been getting post addressed to the last occupant of my house for years now. His name was Elvis. Apparently, he was a plumber. I can also tell you he's in his mid 40's and owes money to half the known universe. If he was called Dave or Rob it wouldn't seem half so absurd, but Elvis? It just doesn't work on average people.

Olivesandfeta Sun 14-Aug-11 15:05:49

Eastenders has a'fat Elvis' - I think it can be seen as a bit of a joke name tbh.

mayanna123 Sun 14-Aug-11 22:14:58

I think it could be quite cool.

BuntyPenfold Mon 15-Aug-11 09:14:46

tethersend grin elvii!

YouDoTheMath Mon 15-Aug-11 16:03:19

I think when someone becomes too famous, people just stop using the name because of the association (good or bad). Unless it was an extremely common name to begin with.

There's someone here where I work called Elvis... he's Italian.

pointydog Mon 15-Aug-11 16:05:45

It's verging on naff, I think. And it's like pelvis.

PaigeTurner Mon 15-Aug-11 18:00:29

I knew a grown up Elvis and he was a lady killer.

I mentioned Elvis for my DS to my mum and she said she'd never speak to me again if I chose that name. So that was that.

I do like it, though not sure it passes the 'playground test'.

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