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Immediate reactions to Eli?

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Ruththetooth Fri 11-Jan-13 14:59:30

I'm expecting our 2nd child and we don't know the sex. DS1 is called Isaac and I quite like Eli if this baby is a boy too. What do you think?

AThingInYourLife Fri 11-Jan-13 15:00:42

I have a feeling it's about to get really popular.

But it's not bad.

Ranthambore Fri 11-Jan-13 15:01:25

I love it but then I have an Isaac and it was on my list when I was expecting number 2.

HolofernesesHead Fri 11-Jan-13 15:02:13

NIce, a bit overused (amng people I know, anyway).

Hulababy Fri 11-Jan-13 15:03:10

I teach a female Eli - said as Ellie.
I had originally assumed a boy from the register, sais Ee-l-igh???

Geranium3 Fri 11-Jan-13 18:01:10

gypsy/romany name

CointreauVersial Fri 11-Jan-13 18:02:43

Nice, like it.

dashoflime Fri 11-Jan-13 18:05:28

I have an irrational fear of Eels and I don't like the sound of it cos it sounds like "Eely"

That's probably just me though grin You should probably go for it

mrstowers Fri 11-Jan-13 18:12:24

I really like it but would use Elijah as the full name.

poocatcherchampion Fri 11-Jan-13 18:14:14

Bible name. Like it, but its getting popular with people I know.

Moominsarescary Fri 11-Jan-13 18:14:33

It's been on my list for the last two ds (Elijah) as has Issac. Unfortunately dp is not as keen

Clargo55 Fri 11-Jan-13 18:24:04

Lovely, I would use Elias as a full name.

tooearlytobeup Fri 11-Jan-13 18:27:31

I love it.

Lafaminute Fri 11-Jan-13 18:28:26

I adore it. It was my choice for ds (4) but I have a Lily too and didn't want to be confused with a pharmaceutical manufacturer (Eli Lilly). The only thing is that I thought an Eli might be called Ellie - maybe unless the full name was Elijah (love that too)

FellatioNels0n Fri 11-Jan-13 18:29:43

It's alright. Don't love it, don't hate it.

It conjured up images of either Amish people or gypsies to me.

motherinferior Fri 11-Jan-13 18:30:51

The only Eli I know is adorable.

ByTheWay1 Fri 11-Jan-13 18:40:57

I had a friend named Eli - nicknamed Eli-Eli-ohhhhhhhhhh....

ClaraBean Fri 11-Jan-13 19:02:51

Love it. My 10 year old ds is Eli so thats how much it!

BikeRunSki Fri 11-Jan-13 19:08:30

Immediate reaction - Chris Evans

littletingoddess Fri 11-Jan-13 19:12:59

Immediate reaction: Eli Thompson, brother of Nucky from "Boardwalk Empire".

Then I remembered that it's also a Biblical name and rather lovely. smile

Dollydowser Fri 11-Jan-13 19:18:27

It's a name I always think of as a joke name, sorry.

ellesabe Fri 11-Jan-13 19:41:15

I would assume it was a nn for Elijah

VBisme Fri 11-Jan-13 19:43:11

I thought it was a nn for Elijah as well.

It's a bit rural as a name. (A bit Seth-like iyswim) but very nice.

Rhubarbgarden Fri 11-Jan-13 19:47:11

My friend has one. I really dislike it. Too religious maniac.

everlong Fri 11-Jan-13 20:07:55


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