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Hopefully my final name post, what do you think of "Elvin"?

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honeytea Mon 05-Nov-12 13:28:19

I have posted so many times, I think we have found our baby boy's name.

The name is Elvin, it's celtic meaning is elfish or elf friend, it's scandinavian meaning is 11th. We call my bump Elfie and I was tempted to actually call lthe baby Elfie but I'm not sure he would be pleased as an adult. He is also my DP's parent's 11th grandchild.

It's a pretty rare name in the UK 8 babies were claled Elvin in 2010. It's in the top 100 Swedish baby names, it was 90th last year but only 119 babies were called Elvin so the chance of him meeting another Elvin are fairly small.

I wanted an unusual name as my name is very common and I hated being in a class with loads of Amys, but I didn't really want to give him a name that was compleatly made up.

We are still not 100% decided I'd love to hear opinions both good and bad smile

And thank you for all the feedback on this name and the others we have considered smile

thegreylady Tue 05-Mar-13 21:52:28

Alfred means counselled by elves-originally Aelfred

char1eston Tue 05-Mar-13 21:08:11

Have a very dear (welsh) friend called Elvin who is fantastic. Love it!

aufaniae Mon 04-Mar-13 17:24:27

Hey people, the baby's been born and named already!

OP says they went with Elvin smile

twentyfourcarat Mon 04-Mar-13 17:17:34

I think Elfie/Elfi is quite cool on its own. What about another name where you could keep the nickname "Elfie", maybe:

Philip / Felip

olivertheoctopus Mon 04-Mar-13 13:55:17

Call him Orlando. Orlando Bloom was an elf in LOTR wasn't he? Although if Alvin is a reasonably popular name in Sweden then Elvin is fine too. I quite like the link with him being the 11th grandchild.

aufaniae Sun 03-Mar-13 23:53:13

Ah, I was just about to post saying Elvin is lovely, go for it, but I see you already did.

Congratulations! smile

BeeBopDingALing Sun 03-Mar-13 02:04:09

Ditto the Chipmunks.

MooseyMouse Sun 03-Mar-13 00:44:54

I think it's lovely and the meaning fits perfectly. Congratulations.

BrainDeadMama Sat 02-Mar-13 19:57:05

Lovely name, congrats smile

Bowlersarm Sat 02-Mar-13 19:54:12

A name is just syllables put together! Elvin will suit him because that is who is. Congratulations

honeytea Sat 02-Mar-13 19:49:34

Thanks smile

He is very un elf like he is whopping 7KG already at 11 weeks!

If we have ds2 and call him tor he will probably be a frail little elf like baby ;)

Coconutty Sat 02-Mar-13 19:22:19

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JollyYellowGiant Sat 02-Mar-13 19:07:44

That's nice. I really like it and my first thought was like 'elfin'. Congratulations!

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Sat 02-Mar-13 19:06:06

I love it,it was on my list,great name,and congratulations thanks grin

popsgran Sat 02-Mar-13 15:43:42

sorry but its dreadful.buck the trend and go for traditional masculine names.david, michael,adrian,adam etc.dont embarrass the poor kid.

AnneEyhtMeyer Sat 02-Mar-13 15:38:23

Ooops! Sorry, skipped a bit and missed you have actually used the name! Sorry.

AnneEyhtMeyer Sat 02-Mar-13 15:37:34

Elvin is the name of our Elf On The Shelf!

ImNotaPheasantPlucker Sat 02-Mar-13 15:36:14


Coconutty Sat 02-Mar-13 15:33:41

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Coconutty Sat 02-Mar-13 15:33:00

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honeytea Sat 02-Mar-13 15:25:38

I just wanted to update, DS was born on dec 18th and we decided to call him Elvin. Thanks for all the advice! smile

FeckOffWithYourXmasBollocks Wed 14-Nov-12 23:47:16

I quite like Tor, theres something nice sounding about it. smile
I dont like Elvin though. If you want an elvish name, google Tolkien, He has some good ones.

MoelFammau Wed 14-Nov-12 20:28:28

Elvin's FINE!

Easy to say, easy to spell.... what's the problem?

honeytea Wed 14-Nov-12 19:17:02

Elvedin, I will suggest it to DP smile

notallytuts Wed 14-Nov-12 18:09:27

I know an Elvedin, which I think sounds slightly more adult...

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