I love the name Elliot and it's one of the only names myself and my dh can agree on, but I'm worried that he'll end up being called Smelliot or Ellie or some other stupid nickname. Could someone who has an Elliot verify if this happens? My mum always sees what rhymes with a baby's name to see if they could be made fun of, so I know she'll pick up on Smelliot and say he'll be called that and that's putting me off.
Other names we can agree on (but I don't like as much!) are Elias, Elijah, Aodh (pronounced 'A' - Irish for Hugh), Sebastian (nn Seb), Josiah (but dh's nephew is Joseph, so too similar).
He likes Max, but I think it's becoming too popular. I also like Kellan, Rafe, Arlo, Lane (definitely can't use this though as he'd end up being called Street, or something similar!).
I love Rafe. Would have used it but was too similar to DS1's. There is an Elliot in DS1's class and he is always just Elliot. You could shorten to Eli (pn ee-lie) to pre-empt people using Ellie (smelly Ellie - oh dear). Wouldn't use Aodh if you don't live in a Gaelic speaking area as no-one will ever be able to pn it. You wouldn't just use 'Hugh'? Like Rafe I love this and would have used it if I could have. Elias is lovely, Arlo awful - sounds like a brand of dog food!
We actually live in Ireland, so Aodh wouldn't be a problem here, but could be when he's older if he travels... Food for thought on that one, thanks.
Yeah, I love Rafe too, but dh needs convincing. He's always said he'd like to call his son Max and has been set on this name for years, but it doesn't do much for me. Am afraid I'll regret it if we call the baby that.
I have an Elliot - he is still only little but he hasn't been called smelly Elliot thus far I did realise that it sort of rhymes with idiot but it suits him so much that I don't mind. This is the 2nd thread in a fortnight that I have said something similar on so could be going up the old popularity chart if that bothers you
OliviaMMumsnet you have great taste in names! It would bother me if the name was to become very popular though. Really want him to be the only Elliot in his class. Hmm, will have to think about that. Still have a few weeks left.