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Elliot - for a girl?!

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rezzle Fri 26-Oct-12 18:48:29

I've been thinking about this name for a while, and recently I've started to think it sounds really pretty for a girl. Am I alone in thinking this? We would probably go for something along the lines of Elliot Pearl/Elliot Grace.

Is this a stupid pregnancy induced idea?

messtins Fri 26-Oct-12 18:52:26

hmm There are many lovely Ellie ish girls' names. I would assume Elliot was a boy.

bigbluebump Fri 26-Oct-12 18:54:42

I think since one one of the main characters on the television show Scrubs has been a female Elliot, it has become more widely used for girls.

Also, the nickname Elle or Ellie are very feminine.

I like Elliot Pearl more than Elliot Grace.

5madthings Fri 26-Oct-12 18:55:07

I think in america elliot is used as a girls name. Ok i have seen it on a prog whete a family have an older girl then they had quintuplets? Their elder dd is elliot.

Ok for a girl.i think. My dd has eden as a middle name, that is a name often used for boys as well.

memphis83 Fri 26-Oct-12 18:55:14

I love it. I think it is really pretty.

PickledFanjoCat Fri 26-Oct-12 18:55:46

It's a massive boys name for me.

vamosbebe Fri 26-Oct-12 18:56:06

Scrubs! I think it's quite nice, although the nicknames are awful imho. Just use the full name and it'll stick smile

RillaBlythe Fri 26-Oct-12 18:56:29

I know several, and they are all boys.

StrawberryMojito Fri 26-Oct-12 18:58:37

I like it. She will have a lifetime of people presuming she is a boy before they meet her but then so do lots of people with unisex names. I say go for it.

AlexanderS Fri 26-Oct-12 18:59:01

I personally really like it (you don't want yet another Ellie/Ella/Eleanor!), but I like unisex names. I think Elliot Grace flows better than Elliot Pearl.

rezzle Fri 26-Oct-12 19:00:26

Would try and avoid the nn Ellie as face as possible. I've not met any little Elliots - I suppose it wouldn't be great if she was at school with a lot of male Elliots.

5madthings, I love the name Eden, it's beautiful. I also love Scout and Marley (would use if it didn't rhyme with DS's name!) though, so not too into really 'girly' names.

2tired2bewitty Fri 26-Oct-12 19:00:58

I know a small female Elliott and tbh i was a bit unsure when they announced her name, but now it's just her iyswim and i rather like it

Eebs Fri 26-Oct-12 19:02:25

My cousin's daughter is an Elliot. I think it is pretty. I prefer it for a girl than a boy. However most people loook surprised when they hear so you just have to be ready for that. I like Elliot Grace

UltraBOF Fri 26-Oct-12 19:03:28

I like it.

PickledFanjoCat Fri 26-Oct-12 19:04:51

Its growing upon me!

rezzle Fri 26-Oct-12 19:06:27

Does anyone have any other suggestions of unusual girls names that either aren't too 'girly' or that have a variety of nicknames?

nahla321 Fri 26-Oct-12 19:10:22

Elliot Pearl is beautiful!

AlexanderS Fri 26-Oct-12 19:10:59


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PickledFanjoCat Fri 26-Oct-12 19:12:25

Erin something like that?

AlexanderS Fri 26-Oct-12 19:12:43

And Sienna Miller has just called her baby girl Marlowe, which is growing on me (gets you round the issue of Marley rhyming with Harley).

StrawberryMojito Fri 26-Oct-12 19:14:04


LoveYouForeverMyBaby Fri 26-Oct-12 19:14:15

Absolutely love Elliot for a girl!

rezzle Fri 26-Oct-12 19:15:12

Rowan's gorgeous, can't imagine DH going for it though. Thank you all for your feedback smile

Viviennemary Fri 26-Oct-12 19:17:21

I thought it was a boys name. confused (just wanted to use one of these new smileys. grin

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