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Is Elton a 'usable boys name ?!'

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mumtofivepreg Thu 11-Aug-16 20:34:24

I really love Elton for a boys name, my OH says everyone will laugh / think of Elton John??

happystory Thu 11-Aug-16 20:35:05

He's right, they will, sorry.

NeedACleverNN Thu 11-Aug-16 20:35:39

Elton John


Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 11-Aug-16 20:42:51

Elton is a name Iike Elvis and Madonna. There's only one.
Here's some other suggestions.

SwedishEdith Thu 11-Aug-16 20:45:12

Oh, there's not only one - what about Elton Welsby? Is he still around?

Loyly Thu 11-Aug-16 20:46:46

I don't think it's a good idea, sorry.

Fishcake72 Thu 11-Aug-16 20:53:33

I'm not feeling it, lol

KimmySchmidtsSmile Thu 11-Aug-16 21:12:54


MrsGsnow18 Thu 11-Aug-16 21:13:03

It is a nice name but I do think most people will probably think of Elton John, which isn't necessarily a bad thing but may become annoying in the future. Mind you will people of DS's generation still know who Elton John is? He won't be current anyway.

Interestingly Elton isn't even Elton John's given name. He was born Reginald ( I had to google this, I'm not a super fan or anything)

augustusdecimus Thu 11-Aug-16 21:22:24

Your OH is right.

Honeyandfizz Thu 11-Aug-16 21:24:00

No way, don't do it.

RiverTam Thu 11-Aug-16 21:24:25

My immediate thought was Elton in Clueless, didn't think of Elton John at all!

Will children know or care about Elton John?

HoratioNightboy Thu 11-Aug-16 23:17:51

I used to have a teenage crush on Elton Welsby so he was my first thought!

Sophronia Thu 11-Aug-16 23:22:45

I prefer Alton

DesolateWaist Thu 11-Aug-16 23:25:29

I know two Eltons.
The name has never sat well with me.

MouldyPeach Thu 11-Aug-16 23:26:59

I know a man called Elton, so when I hear the name I think of him, not Mr John. This will happen if you call your son Elton, it will just become him and who cares if other people think of Elton John? Names are meant to be shared!

trixymalixy Thu 11-Aug-16 23:33:07


pleasethankyouthankyouplease Thu 11-Aug-16 23:34:04

No. NO.

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