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Thoughts on boys list please

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fudgefinger Mon 22-Dec-14 16:21:19

Couple of months until our baby boy is due and would like your opinions on our shortlist of names. Honest thoughts please!


fattycow Mon 22-Dec-14 16:24:36

Ellis is a girl's name to me.

LittleBearPad Mon 22-Dec-14 16:27:03

Love Kit and Alexander and considered them for DS

Bowlersarm Mon 22-Dec-14 16:38:59

Love Ben and Kit.

Alexander is fine.

Not keen on Ellis or George.

LynetteScavo Mon 22-Dec-14 17:01:31

Not keen on Ellis or Kit. ( I think of Ellis as a boys name!)

Today I like George the

IgnoreMeEveryOtherReindeerDoes Mon 22-Dec-14 17:03:54

Not keen on Kit or Ellis but like all your others on list.

JoanJettPack Mon 22-Dec-14 17:07:10

I love Alexander and Kit.

Others are nice, but I'm not keen on George.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Mon 22-Dec-14 17:09:17

Love Ellis and love Kit as a nn for Christopher. Don't like George.

Lunastarfish Mon 22-Dec-14 18:21:57


Deerhound Mon 22-Dec-14 23:36:36

Not keen on Ellis but the others are all great.

Hakluyt Mon 22-Dec-14 23:37:47

Christopher known as Kit. Fab.

Hakluyt Mon 22-Dec-14 23:39:38

Benedict known as Ben. Most of my ds's friends are called either Ellis or George- so I'm a bit over exposed to them.......

Mouldypineapple Mon 22-Dec-14 23:42:03

Not keen at all on Kit. Ellis not sure.
George good but very popular.
Really like Ben (Benjamin? Benedict?), and Alexander.

Deerhound Tue 23-Dec-14 00:31:49

Have you considered Peter?

Middleagedmotheroftwo Tue 23-Dec-14 00:33:24

Kit isn't a name. But I love it as a nn.

Sophronia Tue 23-Dec-14 10:43:15

I like Alexander and George, and Kit and Ben are ok as nicknames for Christopher and Benjamin.

HolyTerror Tue 23-Dec-14 10:46:58

Kit is nice. I prefer Ellis for girls (Emily Bronte's pen name!)

Ben and Alexander are strong, classic and impossible to find fault with. But god, not George - it's such a puddingy, ruddy-faced, podgy sort of name. And everywhere.

Bowlersarm Tue 23-Dec-14 11:42:57

Emily Bronte used Ellis precisely because it's a mans name, though. She wouldn't have been taken seriously as a female writer.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Tue 23-Dec-14 11:44:44

I have never heard of Ellis being a girl's name. It's deffo a boy's name.

HolyTerror Tue 23-Dec-14 11:53:47

No, Bronte used it because it didn't precisely say 'definitely male' while not sounding obviously feminine, as Charlotte explains in her preface to Wuthering Heights - like Currer and Acton, the pen names used by Charlotte and Emily. Their own Irish paternal grandmother was Ellis, though I tend to assume that was either a misprint for or an anglicisation of the Irish name Eilis on a birth cert or census form.

But I'm not saying it's a male or female only name - now - either way, just that I certainly know two female Ellises, one in Scotland, one in Canada, and prefer it as a girl's name, while acknowledging it's used for boys more often.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Tue 23-Dec-14 12:06:21

Eilis - not seen that before. V pretty.

florascotia Tue 23-Dec-14 13:09:44

Eilis = pronounced ale-ish or isle-ish = Gaelic version of Alice, and also sometimes of Elizabeth. Sometimes spelled Ailis.

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