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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!

MineOrk Mon 22-Apr-13 21:49:35


LeChatRouge Mon 22-Apr-13 21:50:44

Milo, one of my favourite names. Cool dude, unusual but not too way out.

TheChaoGoesMu Mon 22-Apr-13 22:02:04

Milo. I love that name. Elliot is nice too, but Milo is my favourite.

Trill Mon 22-Apr-13 22:11:37


eachtigertires Mon 22-Apr-13 23:21:07


pygmy Tue 23-Apr-13 02:45:05


Madamecastafiore Tue 23-Apr-13 02:48:05

DS 1 has middle name of Elliot. Couldn't use as first name as rhymes with siblings name.

DC2 if a boy when arrives will be Milo.

I don't think of twenties connection at all.

You wouldn't think of Bella as being a tweenie name or jake!

lottiegarbanzo Tue 23-Apr-13 04:30:50

Milo by a mile.

I'm of the can't stand surnames as first names persuasion. I think Milo is really lovely and a distinctive sound, not easily confused.

Auntlinny Tue 23-Apr-13 04:36:52

Elliot. Milo is the name of a sweet hot drink, not only in oz, but in nz too! A bit like using the name Cadbury

Gugglebum Tue 23-Apr-13 04:50:25

Milo for me too. I love that you could use Miles as a nn, the same way a Lily is often Lils.

scarecrow22 Tue 23-Apr-13 04:53:15


gottogetup Tue 23-Apr-13 07:33:43

Milo by mile(o)'s x

BlueStarsAtNight Tue 23-Apr-13 08:09:24

Elliot. I like it better and sounds like it flows best with the middle name and surname syllables!

CPtart Tue 23-Apr-13 08:14:55


IBlameThePenguins Tue 23-Apr-13 08:18:56

Sorry for coming back to the thread late, but thank you for your replies... Right, well it looks pretty even, which is nice. Reassures me that neither is considered universally ridiculous!... Still undecided though! I think I am leaning towards Elliot, & DH is leaning towards Milo!

Bonsoir Tue 23-Apr-13 08:27:26

I hate Elliott.

OrbisNonSufficit Tue 23-Apr-13 08:47:32

Elliot. Milo is a chocolate drink...

IBlameThePenguins Tue 23-Apr-13 08:47:54

Crikey bonsoir! Is there a reason, or that you just don't like the sound of it??

AtiaoftheJulii Tue 23-Apr-13 08:57:33

Love Milo, but it really doesn't work with my kids' surname, lol.

I dislike Elliot too, just one of those names that gives me an irrational yuck reaction.

Bonsoir Tue 23-Apr-13 09:53:38

Elliott sounds like a gay poodle. Awful.

williaminajetfighter Tue 23-Apr-13 22:15:23

Love Elliot. Cutest little boy on the TV show 30something from the late 80s. Always fanciest it after that.

Milo is FAR too popular!

mummytomoo Tue 23-Apr-13 22:22:30

Both are nice but I prefer Elliot. Good luck deciding!

barnet Tue 23-Apr-13 22:26:04


Jojay Tue 23-Apr-13 22:26:06

Milo. I too don't like the surname as a first name thing.

And Eli is too feminine sounding to be a decent nickname...

Milo, definitely.

Milo. Totally different 'kind' of names IMO.

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