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help mmm what do you think....

(10 Posts)
lynn7300 Thu 18-Aug-11 12:17:05

we are expecting another little boy in a few days time i already have one called lewis and we both like the name ellis for his brother but concerned it sounds too similar to lewis.....what do you think......

rachel234 Thu 18-Aug-11 12:18:32

I think Lewis and Ellis sound different enough, because the emphasis is on the first syllable. I think they go well together actually.

rushofbloodtothefeet Thu 18-Aug-11 12:21:37

I think they do sound a bit too similar. Also Ellis is a girls name to my ears.

Would Elliot or Elias work?

lynn7300 Thu 18-Aug-11 12:22:56

my other have is pushing for elliot but i keep thinking of et!!

SoupDragon Thu 18-Aug-11 12:23:24

I thnk they sound too similar. Whether this is a problem though, is up to you.

SoupDragon Thu 18-Aug-11 12:24:08

I've know a few Elliots and have never thought of ET (and I am old enough grin)

Ephiny Thu 18-Aug-11 12:47:46

They are a bit similar - I'd probably go for Elliot for that reason, and as I think it's a nicer name anyway! Ellis does sound a bit feminine to me as well, not sure why as I've never heard it used for a girl, maybe a bit close to Elise or something?

littlewish Thu 18-Aug-11 12:56:31

My DS1's name is Thomas Elliot. Ilove it. Someone once said he sounds like a poet!

benne81 Fri 19-Aug-11 14:31:55

to similar for my liking - sorry

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Fri 19-Aug-11 19:51:09

Ellis is lovely but I do think it's too similar to Lewis tbh. I'm not so fond of Elliot though - I think it's a 'harder' sounding name than Lewis or Ellis. Elias is gorgeous but again too similar imho.

Thomas Sterns Eliot = v v famous poet, LittleWish. So your son is walking in famous footsteps! smile

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