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Jnote Sat 27-Apr-13 21:59:20

Hello all!

So I have my top three names for my little boy and thought Id see what strangers thought:

Elia - pronounced El-eeeyah, not el-eye-ah. Greek
Leo - good all rounder
Caspar - I have a long surname so was looking at shorter names but love this one.

I don't really care or know whats cool or trendy right now. That's for my GF to know when she weighs in ;)

What do you guys think?

TallulahBetty Sat 27-Apr-13 22:01:31

Like Elia, although never heard of it before! Looks nice written and sounds nice.

Love Leo, I know several baby Leos (in other words popular, but don't let that put you off).

Caspar is ok but I prefer it spelled Casper.

StrangeGlue Sat 27-Apr-13 22:02:43

2: Casper

Smartiepants79 Sat 27-Apr-13 22:02:57

Don't like Caspar - sorry! Just make me think of the friendly ghost.
I like Elia but people may find it hard to pronounce it or spell it correctly.
Think I like Leo best!

Jnote Sat 27-Apr-13 22:15:57

Yeah, Elia is quite common in greece(GF's family is originally greek) and I've heard it in middle east in places like Lebanon a few times. Seems to be unheard of for a boy over here though.

As for Caspar, I just thought that was traditional spelling, but don't mind either.

Starfishkiss Sat 27-Apr-13 22:18:26

If you like Casper, how about Caspian or Jasper?

hellokitty124 Sat 27-Apr-13 22:23:20

Elia looks and sounds lovely. Would go well with a longer surname.

Jnote Sat 27-Apr-13 22:27:46

Caspian is slightly too Narnia for me ;) Jasper is ok but harder to shorten, ie Casper can be Cas quite easily, Jas doesn't work so well, what with long surname.

Laquila Sat 27-Apr-13 23:55:14

Elia is lovely but I do think that in the UK it might be assumed that it was a girl's name, and also pronounced Ee-LYE-a.

Rhubarbgarden Sun 28-Apr-13 11:22:23

Elia does sound like a girls name, sorry. Bearing in mind he could well be in a class with lots of Ellas, Ellies and Eleanors (all very popular girls' names at the moment) he could find that uncomfortable.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 28-Apr-13 11:24:41

Hate Casper, sorry. Agree that Elias sounds like a girls' name but I love Elias and Ellis.
Leo is okay.

Theas18 Sun 28-Apr-13 11:28:48

Elia us a great name, but in the UK will be thought female. There are a huge number if ellie ella type girls around. I personally know a girl called ellia .

Exhaustipated Sun 28-Apr-13 12:00:43

Elia sounds like a girls name to my English ears

Leo is lovely but yes fairly popular now

Casper is great.

In case you want suggestions...


fussychica Sun 28-Apr-13 16:50:36

Agree with others re feminine Ella/Ellie etc
Leo nice
not keen on Casper though nn Cass is strong.

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