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What do you think of the name Elliot?

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sophiedeana990 Sat 04-Jul-15 11:55:12

I'm from an Eastend/Spanish (although I'm quite well spoken myself), background and my partner is an Essex boy I suppose. I use to really like the names Micky or Darren, however I find them a bit rough and outdated now :/

I really like the name Elliot, what do you think? Too posh? Too privileged?

If I married a well-off stockbroker my name choices would've been different ;) Perhaps Hugo and Laurence.

Iloveonionchutney Sat 04-Jul-15 11:56:56

I love it, not too posh at all. smile

Legoisboring Sat 04-Jul-15 12:06:35

It's a brilliant name

sophiedeana990 Sat 04-Jul-15 12:10:19

Aww thank you Iloveonionchutney, not too sure what I'd put as a middle name though, the tradition is the name 'Steven'.

Iloveonionchutney Sat 04-Jul-15 12:15:29

That works lovely too, it's a very classic name imo.

sophiedeana990 Sat 04-Jul-15 12:20:17

My only issue is I'd have wanted something more to do with my side of the family. Most men in my family are called Thomas (Tommy), including my Granddaddy, however I don't like the name!

I love the middle name Maddox though smile

RosesandRugby Sat 04-Jul-15 12:22:37

I love the name Elliot. It was my choice for my DS but my sister had her son a week before me and used it. I was gutted. Why do you think Laurence would be a posh stockbrokers name? Its my Dad and Grandads name and they were definitely not stockbrokers just engineers blush

UnspecialSnowflake Sat 04-Jul-15 12:25:17

I love it, there was a baby name thread about Rupert earlier, IMHO that's a posh name, Elliot is a classic, classy name but not posh or wet sounding at all.

sophiedeana990 Sat 04-Jul-15 12:29:38

Rupert was what my Mum wanted to call her last baby before she miscarried, sadly. I really like the name, although I dislike it personally for a boy between the ages of 13 and 25. Lol grin

mewkins Sat 04-Jul-15 12:31:33

Love it.

littleostrich Sat 04-Jul-15 12:32:35

I love Elliot, it's one of my favourites. Unfortunately DH doesn't like it, or I would have used it!

sophiedeana990 Sat 04-Jul-15 12:36:19

Thank you mewkins!

Littleostrich, sorry to hear that, I'm sure you have something just as lovely lined up though star

RaaRaaTheLion Sat 04-Jul-15 12:38:36

DH is an Elliot, but prior to getting together, I adored it! Small sacrifices; I may never get to use it for my son but I have one as my partner grin

afreshstartplease Sat 04-Jul-15 12:45:58

I love it

sophiedeana990 Sat 04-Jul-15 12:46:46

Best of both worlds for you then RaaRaaTheLion ;)

My OH is funny with names, I'm quite frankly sick of his stubborn choice of 'Steven or Oscar' and even contemplated living him to name my baby as I choose (whilst hormones were at a high).

sophiedeana990 Sat 04-Jul-15 12:48:03

*leaving him

DurhamDurham Sat 04-Jul-15 12:50:25

I've got two girls but if I'd had a boy one of them would definitely have been named Elliot.

Esmesgirls Sat 04-Jul-15 12:51:15

It's lovely!

NadiaWadia Sat 04-Jul-15 13:37:54

It's not classic at all. (That would be older names like James, William, Edward, etc.) Not post, but not chavvy either. It's fine, one of the best 'surname' first names, as it has been used as a first name for at least a few decades now, and doesn't have another meaning like 'Hunter' etc.

Bit difficult to shorten, though, you can hardly call a boy 'Ellie'.

NadiaWadia Sat 04-Jul-15 13:38:26

not posh

EllieFAntspoo Sat 04-Jul-15 14:46:05

... Phone Home.

daisydalrymple Sat 04-Jul-15 14:54:07

Elliot is lovely.

sophiedeana990 Sat 04-Jul-15 15:13:59

How would you shorten it? That's the only con hmm

juneau Sat 04-Jul-15 15:18:40

I love it. I wanted to call DS1 Elliot, but DH insisted we name him after himself hmm I couldn't persuade him to call DS2 Elliot either sad

FenellaFellorick Sat 04-Jul-15 15:20:23

Its lovely. Middle of the road.
It's short enough grin but I suppose Eli (E-lie)? Or el?
The Elliot I know is just called Elliot.

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