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Amber76 Mon 20-May-13 19:13:56

Hi...I'm due in a month and we're fine for girls names but struggling with boys.
Here is our shortlist at this stage:
Elliot (DH loves this but I'm not 100% sure even though I do like it)
Henry( both like it, but not as much as Elliot)
George (I really like this but DH thinks its nice but not great)

Bear in mind that we live in Ireland and none of these names are in the top 100. I suspect Elliot wouldn't even be in the top 300!
I'm not sure if I'm brave enough to give a son the name Elliot as he might be bullied for in school because its so unusual (Ellie the girl, Smellie Ellie, etc.) - even though we both like the name. We already have middle name picked which goes with all three.
Feel free to give other suggestions but I have looked at lots of threads here and I just don't really like most boys names. (I like Harry & Charlie too but neither goes as well with surname). Thanks!

peachypips Mon 20-May-13 19:20:38

I like Elliot! Don't worry about teasing- if a kid is going to get teased they will, regardless of names. It's not like you're calling him tinkerbell.

soontobeslendergirl Mon 20-May-13 20:26:13

I like Elliot and it's not that common in Scotland either.

Other names I feel that are similar would be:

Miles
Austin
Harris
Torin
Peter

or sticking with the more Irish sounding names, maybe Cathal or Ciar?

Evi1984 Mon 20-May-13 21:14:29

I feel your pain with picking a boys name. But I like that you're thinking out of the box as none of those names are used in Ireland so at least it'd be different!
I'd go with Elliot out of those 3 and I don't think there'd be any teasing with that name.

Decoy Mon 20-May-13 21:17:32

I like all those three. George first, then Henry, then Elliot.

Samuel
Isaac
Peter
Ellis
Eli
Richard
Liam
Matthew
Oliver

twentyfourcarat Thu 23-May-13 01:24:39

I've always thought Elliot was a bit of a wet name,but I know its loved by most and mean no offense! George and Henry are all good.

Hugo
Joseph
Hubert
Howie
Emmett
Timothy
Lawrence
Peter
Andrew
Jeffrey
Walter
Christopher
Kester
Herbert

JojoMags Thu 23-May-13 09:05:25

I'm not keen on Elliot, and bored of George - there seem to be a lot of them atm. Henry is good. Love Hal as a nn.

plannedshock Thu 23-May-13 09:20:13

My db is an Elliott, he's never been bullied, sometimes called el.wouldn't worry, nicknames usually come from the surname for a boy by adding y or o! (Smithy, tommo,)

ElBombero Thu 23-May-13 09:20:47

Love Elliot, we know a 6yr old boy. He's fun loving, very daring, great at sports and confident. He's also sweet and plays nicely with our much younger daughter when we go round

IAteTheCake Thu 23-May-13 09:36:51

i love Elliot but it has been vetoed by dh :-(

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