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Straw poll: Do you prefer Elliot or Milo?

(74 Posts)
IBlameThePenguins Mon 22-Apr-13 10:49:21

Please don't tell me if you hate them both, I would just really like to know which you prefer.

We only have a week left before we have to register our Ds, and for some reason, we just can't name him... We have whittled it down to these two!

OrlaKiely Mon 22-Apr-13 10:51:01

I like Elliott but Milo - isn't that from the Phantom Tollbooth? In which case pretty cool smile

It all depends on your surname, middle name, reasons etc.

I couldn't have a name without a good reason iyswim.

Guntie Mon 22-Apr-13 10:52:39

I prefer Milo :-)

katkoala Mon 22-Apr-13 10:53:06


Haylebop12 Mon 22-Apr-13 10:53:26


Although I know a lovely little Milo I can't get the tweenies connection out my head.

IBlameThePenguins Mon 22-Apr-13 10:55:46

I like both for special reasons... Both personal, and literature related smile

Middle name is one syllable, shortened version of an old classic name, which was my Grandad's name, and surname is two syllable & begins with an 'H'.. .Pretty unusual name, so won't put it here!

Thanks for your reply smile

IBlameThePenguins Mon 22-Apr-13 10:56:51

Cross posted with lots there. Thank you!... Yes the Tweenies confection is my main concern with Milo!

IBlameThePenguins Mon 22-Apr-13 10:59:02

...or connection, even! Dam my fat fingers!

thermalsinapril Mon 22-Apr-13 11:02:44

I like both, it would be hard to choose one! But I think Elliot would sound better with your middle name and surname.

ben5 Mon 22-Apr-13 11:03:43

Milo is a drink!! Just be careful if you think he might want to travel to Oz one day

Elliot is lovely

IBlameThePenguins Mon 22-Apr-13 11:10:54

Really ben5? I didn't know that! Thanks for letting me know!

I like both, but don't LOVE either!... Oh, what a faff... It was easy with Dd!

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 22-Apr-13 11:12:53

Love 'em both.
I couldn't choose.
DS2 is Elliot Milo grin

IBlameThePenguins Mon 22-Apr-13 11:15:20

Well, what can I say Olivia... You clearly have fab taste! smile

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 22-Apr-13 11:16:23

PS congrats btw

IBlameThePenguins Mon 22-Apr-13 11:22:23

Ah, thanks! He is a lovely little squishy nameless bundle!

«penguins tries hard to remain cool, while secretly feeling all excited that Olivia has commented on my fred! Am a step closer to royalty now, I feel!»

OrlaKiely Mon 22-Apr-13 11:29:25

Elliot Milo Mumsnet has a lovely ring to it grin

IBlameThePenguins Mon 22-Apr-13 11:30:56


MummyBurrows Mon 22-Apr-13 14:29:11

I personally prefer Elliot,I think it would sound better...Milo one syllable two syllable sounds a bit short iyswim,but Elliot one syllable two syllable seems to have a lovely ring to it smile xx

SirDoris Mon 22-Apr-13 14:35:36


fussychica Mon 22-Apr-13 14:45:25

Elliot - from what you've said re middle & surnames

FortyFacedFuckers Mon 22-Apr-13 14:46:53

Milo was on my list when I had DS

Floralnomad Mon 22-Apr-13 14:48:23

Why don't you just give him a name you love ! Elliot if I had to choose from those two.

Blu Mon 22-Apr-13 14:52:01


I met an Emil last night - a good blend of your choices, and pretty cool!

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 22-Apr-13 15:53:31


Elliot Milo Mumsnet has a lovely ring to it grin


Manoodledo Mon 22-Apr-13 21:46:09

Elliot, but I'm biased because I have one.

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