Talk

Advanced search

Boys name Eton or Eaton

(48 Posts)
alzreik82 Thu 30-Apr-15 21:06:40

Hi. My partner and I have randomly come across the name Eton (or Eaton) and really like it.
The thing is that we want a name that isn't too out there but think the name is strong and will still be taken seriously.
What are everyones thoughts?

AlpacaMyBag Thu 30-Apr-15 21:07:47

My first thought is that you're not from the UK?

I wouldn't.

showtunesgirl Thu 30-Apr-15 21:08:15

Eton makes me think of the public school and the second also sounds like a place.

What about Ethan?

alzreik82 Thu 30-Apr-15 21:08:46

Yes we are for the UK.

Littleturkish Thu 30-Apr-15 21:08:51

No. No. A thousand times no.

AlpacaMyBag Thu 30-Apr-15 21:08:58

Sorry that sounded rude, I didn't mean it like that! Just that no, it sounds aspirational in a really hopeless way. Would go with Chanel or Armani for a girl.

Just my thoughts!

Sophronia Thu 30-Apr-15 21:11:11

I think it will make most people think of the school.

GiddyOnZackHunt Thu 30-Apr-15 21:12:21

Posh school - wannabe
or I've had my dinner

alzreik82 Thu 30-Apr-15 21:12:36

Thanks for your thoughts AlpacaMyBag. Thats why we put it out there! It was just an off the cuff thought. We have another name that we are pretty much 100% on but can't help but keep looking!

calzone Thu 30-Apr-15 21:14:03

No.

People will misread it for Elton which would be annoying.

CrispyFern Thu 30-Apr-15 21:14:06

No.

alzreik82 Thu 30-Apr-15 21:14:54

Thanks for the suggestion showtunesgirl. I like the name Ethan, its just a few close friends kids have that name and want something different to theirs.

MistyMeena Thu 30-Apr-15 21:15:58

Eden?

merrymouse Thu 30-Apr-15 21:17:58

No - All the negative conotations of the school without the benefit of having gone there - and if you did go there it would be rubbish to have the same name as your school.

HangingInAGruffaloStance Thu 30-Apr-15 21:19:04

Not great. Sounds like "eaten". When introducing himself it would sound too like "I'm eating". Also looks a bit like you wish he was attending the school (Eton).

GerbilsAteMyCat Thu 30-Apr-15 21:19:39

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eaton%27s
Eaton's was once Canada's largest department store.
Also, it sounds like the past tense of eat.
Ethan?

HangingInAGruffaloStance Thu 30-Apr-15 21:19:42

Eden is great.

Mrsfrumble Thu 30-Apr-15 21:19:57

How about Etan? Pronounced Ay-tan, it's Hebrew and means "strong".

Viviennemary Thu 30-Apr-15 21:21:34

They're both pretty dire. Eaton is unthinkable. But Eton. Well that's a school. I'd have another think. Ethan isn't too bad.

alzreik82 Thu 30-Apr-15 21:21:57

Oooo I like Eden!

Hoppinggreen Thu 30-Apr-15 21:24:13

I think of Eden as being a girls name, although I did meet a male one recently.

TheBuskersDog Thu 30-Apr-15 21:28:39

Eden Is definitely a girl's name.

alzreik82 Thu 30-Apr-15 21:29:28

Isn't Eden purely a girls name?

Mrsfrumble Thu 30-Apr-15 21:32:22

... Or Ayrton, which, thanks to Ayrton Senna, most people will know how to pronounce and spell.

purplemeggie Thu 30-Apr-15 21:34:05

Would go nicely with Winchester and Rugby for boys and Bedale and Rodean for girls wink

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now