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Elderberries Fri 09-Sep-11 13:16:15


What do you like?

Kayano Fri 09-Sep-11 13:29:28


I hate Robin and have seen it a lot more recently... I just can't get away with it

Elderberries Fri 09-Sep-11 13:29:59

Really appreciate some feedback as due now.

Kayano Fri 09-Sep-11 13:31:52

Like right now? Are you in labour? breathe

Elderberries Fri 09-Sep-11 13:33:27

Not right now...but any day (I hope ; )

brodanbell Fri 09-Sep-11 13:56:26

Elliot is the best. I find Laurie a bit too feminine, and also Robin. I like Robyn for a girl, but not Robin for a boy.

Cereal Fri 09-Sep-11 15:31:41


LetThereBeRock Fri 09-Sep-11 15:36:50

Robin and Laurie. Elliot is horrid.

BikeRunSki Fri 09-Sep-11 15:38:34

Are you having a boy or a girl, or have you deliberately chosen unisex names?

Elderberries Fri 09-Sep-11 15:49:45

Having a boy. I just like the names.

Laurie Lee - loved cider with Rosie
Robin - always associated it with boys (Two of friends husbands are called Robin).
Elliot - historically a male name. Quite a Jewish name according to my mother.

It seems that any of the softer sounding male names are being appropriated by girls these days.

Truffleshuffler Fri 09-Sep-11 15:53:24

I like Elliot

CurwySwide Fri 09-Sep-11 16:16:00

Laurie as in Little Women. Love it and have done so since reading the book as a teenager. Could be short for Laurence too which is also lovely.

Don't really like Robin or Elliot, but if I had to choose I would go for Elliot.

Love Laurie - dd1 would have been it, had she been ds.
Love Robin
Don't like Elliot.

Quenelle Fri 09-Sep-11 17:15:14

I like Laurie. Don't like the others. DH suggested Elliott for our list but I vetoed.

Good luck with the birth smile

BedHog Fri 09-Sep-11 17:24:37

I like Laurie, but not Laurent/Laurence. It's on my shortlist too.
Eli is a good nn, but I prefer Elias or Elijah.
Robyn I like as a girls name, not so keen on the boys version, mainly because of Robins I've known.

faverolles Fri 09-Sep-11 17:26:44

I love Robin. Not so keen on the others.

Elderberries Fri 09-Sep-11 17:47:22

Thank you. I'm quite pleased that there are some fans of Laurie out there. DH vetoed it for first child but has come round a bit. I think it is a shortened form of Laurence - which I do like but was the name of my cousin who died tragically (Laurence has to much weight for me).

Gluttondressedaslamb Fri 09-Sep-11 18:02:59

Elliot is a nice masculine name, Robin and Laurie sound fine for a small boy but somehow lack a bit of punch for a grown man IYSWIM

Cereal Fri 09-Sep-11 18:38:21

I think people are likely to ask you if Laurie is short for Laurence. Would that be a problem for you?

MultipleSoManyPapercuts Fri 09-Sep-11 19:05:42

Love elliot, wanted it for this one but DH vetoed it sad

Laurie is good to, always reminds me of Fry and Laurie, which I know is their surnames but it makes Laurie masculine for me

Not a fan of Robin, love it for a little boy but not sure how well it works for an adult? This might just be cos I've never met a grown up Robin.


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