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Noah or elijah

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Moominsarescary Thu 15-Sep-11 02:35:10

i realy like both names , though would probably shorten Elijah to Eli

emmyloo2 Thu 15-Sep-11 03:42:13

I like both a lot. I like Elijah is more uncommon. Noah, in my view, is lovely but become a bit overused. Bit like Oscar. But I do love the name.

Eli is a gorgeous nn!

sleepywombat Thu 15-Sep-11 06:18:50

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comedaygoday Thu 15-Sep-11 07:08:15

They are both lovely names. Elijah is less widespread, DS1, aged.3, is called Elijah and we have never met another one. He likes his name.

deemented Thu 15-Sep-11 07:09:56

I much prefer Elijah. Though i like Elias too.

heavenstobetsy Thu 15-Sep-11 07:32:34

These were our two 'short list' names and we went for Elijah thinking we would call him Eli for a nn - however he is now 20 months and is never Eli, it just doesn't suit him. I do sometimes have a bit of name envy for Elias which is less fussy in it's unsharpened form

heavenstobetsy Thu 15-Sep-11 07:33:28

Or unshortened form even!

pearlgirl Thu 15-Sep-11 07:45:35

I think they are both lovely names. Ds4 is Elijah, which is often shortened to Eli - don't know any others. Really liked Noah as well but already knew 2. Not that I am too bothered by children having the same name - when we moved here ds2 became one of four in his class.

mopsyflopsy Thu 15-Sep-11 09:48:47

Elijah definately. Lovely name that isn't as widely used already as Noah. Also, Noah can be mistaken for the female Noa.

weneedabiggerboat Thu 15-Sep-11 09:52:10

I really like Noah, Elijah is nice as well but funny enough I heard 3 Elijahs at a park recently -all under 2.

Fatshionista Thu 15-Sep-11 09:53:26

I love Noah. I am biased because I used to love Elijah but I know too many now.

Moominsarescary Thu 15-Sep-11 10:19:19

Thanks everyone

mayanna123 Thu 15-Sep-11 11:56:45

Another vote for Elijah. Lovely name and love nickname Eli.

LetThereBeRock Thu 15-Sep-11 11:58:45

They're both equally lovely.That isn't very helpful I know.

MissPricklePants Thu 15-Sep-11 12:13:37

both!have family members that are noah and elijah.

tummytickler Thu 15-Sep-11 14:44:04

I have an 8 (nearly 9) year old Elijah - love it! (Pearlgirl do you also have a Pearl? I have a Pearl and Elijah!)
Noah is a bit boring, and I know loads and loads. Elijah seems (to me) more classic, as I have known a few of all ages, but Noahs seem to be all little kids.

pearlgirl Thu 15-Sep-11 16:46:46

tummytickler - no I don't also have a Pearl - we have 4 boys so never used any of our girls names.

Moominsarescary Thu 15-Sep-11 21:57:44

Pearlgirl me too, this is our fourth boy

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