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Boys name Eton or Eaton

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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


People will misread it for Elton which would be annoying.

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


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


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
Eaton's was once Canada's largest department store.
Also, it sounds like the past tense of eat.

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

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