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elliot or Elliott, help!!!

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KatieT12 Sat 27-Feb-16 22:49:34

I think we have decided on elliot/Elliott - every day I think the other one is better and then change, it's just impossible

squoosh Sat 27-Feb-16 22:52:47


Like Elliott Smith.

squoosh Sat 27-Feb-16 22:53:17

And Elliott from ET.

DramaAlpaca Sat 27-Feb-16 22:54:53

Elliott looks better to me.

waxweasel Sat 27-Feb-16 22:55:48


VimFuego101 Sat 27-Feb-16 22:57:53


loobylou10 Sat 27-Feb-16 23:05:28

Mine is an Elliot. With 2 t's it looks like a surname.

MissTessmacher Sat 27-Feb-16 23:06:55


Did you learn nothing from E.T.??!

Sophronia Sat 27-Feb-16 23:26:33


HelenF35 Sat 27-Feb-16 23:31:02

We chose Elliott.

MissTurnstiles Sat 27-Feb-16 23:43:11


Quite cool to be able to clarify the spelling with 'double L; double T.'

KatieT12 Sun 28-Feb-16 01:02:11

Thanks all

buddy79 Sun 28-Feb-16 07:12:32

Exactly as looby says - ours is an Elliot, two t's is a surname. Lots of people spell it that way though..

Afreshstartplease Sun 28-Feb-16 07:14:39


KatieT12 Sun 28-Feb-16 10:01:04

Ive seen lots of people with the one t as a surname? Look at Billy Elliot

DivorcedBeheaded Sun 28-Feb-16 10:19:28

I would just keep your surname however it is spelled, either is fine. Have you chosen a first name?

babyand Sun 28-Feb-16 10:42:37

I like eli blush

PuppyMonkey Sun 28-Feb-16 11:25:34

Or he could be named after T S Eliot just to confuse matters further.grin

KatieT12 Sun 28-Feb-16 12:46:48

It will be his first name???

jimpam Sun 28-Feb-16 12:48:37

Elliott is lovely, also makes it easier if you need to spell it for someone as you can just say it has two Ls & two Ts!

Raahh Sun 28-Feb-16 12:57:30

Mine is Elliot, 1 t. I always think 2 ts looks more like a surname, as others have said. Definitely NOT Eliot, which even as a surname I think looks odd.grin

Whoami24601 Sun 28-Feb-16 13:11:20

Mine is Elliott, and we thought the same as PP- that it would be easier to clarify spelling. However, in the last 10mo since he was born I have noticed most people default to Elliot, and we are always having to correct them!

MissTurnstiles Sun 28-Feb-16 13:12:29

The character in Noël Coward's Private Lives is Elyot...

KatieT12 Sun 28-Feb-16 15:07:36

Other DS is Louis and people either spell it Louie or call him Lewis, so I suppose I've already had to correct people! I think I'll go for Elliott... It looks 'cleaner'? I suppose the original is Elliot though, urgh!!

HelenF35 Sun 28-Feb-16 15:14:20

It is one of these names that will always be spelt incorrectly regardless even some of my family spell it wrong on occasion! confused

DS has a surname that is always spelt incorrectly too, but it has two double letters in it too so Elliott seemed like the sensible choice for us.

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