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Thoughts on Elliot Rose?

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DeeDeeF Thu 18-Aug-16 15:08:05

Thoughts on Elliot Rose? I'm not sure what other people would think, thank you!

luckiestgirl Thu 18-Aug-16 15:15:37

It's very girly. Unless it's for a girl? But I've never heard of Elliot for a girl.

DeeDeeF Thu 18-Aug-16 15:19:52

It's for a girl

pennyunwise Thu 18-Aug-16 15:20:06

Elliot is a boy's name and Rose is a girl's name...?

sconebonjovi Thu 18-Aug-16 15:20:45

I love Elliot for a girl!

DeeDeeF Thu 18-Aug-16 15:20:50

Elliot is gender neutral

NeedACleverNN Thu 18-Aug-16 15:23:18

I love Elliot for a girl too.

Beautiful name

shaggedthruahedgebackwards Thu 18-Aug-16 15:26:19

I don't like it - for a girl or boy

DramaAlpaca Thu 18-Aug-16 15:29:20

I'm having difficulty seeing Elliot as a girl's name.

It's perfectly nice on a boy, but not on a girl.

Elliot Rose sounds like you've given your son a girl's middle name.

Sorry, but you did ask for thoughts.

JinkxMonsoon Thu 18-Aug-16 15:29:32

There seems to be a bit of a trend for giving a girl a masculine name (like a surname), followed by Rose to add femininity*. The thing is, people don't go by their middle names on a day to day basis, so it's a bit pointless.

*Thinking about Ashton Kutcher's daughter Wyatt and Jessica Simpson's daughter Maxwell. Both awful.

pennyunwise Thu 18-Aug-16 15:30:17

Traditionally it's very much a boy's name though. If I met an Elliot, I'd assume it was a boy.

Sorry. You did ask for opinions.

NeedACleverNN Thu 18-Aug-16 15:30:29

<< Elliot from scrubs

JinkxMonsoon Thu 18-Aug-16 15:32:28

Actually, Jessica Simpson's daughter is Maxwell Drew, so that's two boy names.

bombayflambe Thu 18-Aug-16 15:34:13

Apart from the girl from scrubs I think that all the Elliot's I've ever know or heard of have been male or surnames. Sorry OP.
Were you trying to pick gender neutral particularly? If not, Elinor Rose has a similar sound.

DixieWishbone Thu 18-Aug-16 15:36:58

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itmustbemyage Thu 18-Aug-16 15:37:01

I work with children I don't know personally and if I saw it written down I would think either that it was a boy or if I knew it was a girl I would think it was written the wrong way round and should be Rose Elliott (surname)

JinkxMonsoon Thu 18-Aug-16 15:40:13

Elliot from Scrubs is literally the only example of a female Elliot I can think of, so I'm not sure that qualifies it as a unisex name. And isn't there some sort of funny backstory about her parents wanting a boy?

rollonthesummer Thu 18-Aug-16 15:40:35

I have never met a girl called Elliot! People will always just assume she is a boy-nursery, teachers, job interviews, hospital appointments etc

I wouldn't do it.

DeeDeeF Thu 18-Aug-16 15:42:21

Oh sad such a shame

Lightattheend Thu 18-Aug-16 15:47:12

I assumed it was a girl, due to the middle name. I like it. She might end up with Ellie anyway, unless you hate shortened names. I think its pretty.

Lightattheend Thu 18-Aug-16 15:49:10

Your surname doesn't begin with a M does it?

ManonLescaut Thu 18-Aug-16 15:49:22

She will have letters addressed to her as Dear Mr... for the rest of her life.

I have personal experience of this and it's surpisingly annoying.

ManonLescaut Thu 18-Aug-16 15:50:11

What about Rose Elliot... (Rose is a much prettier anyway).

omri Thu 18-Aug-16 15:51:24

I like it - you'd have to keep using the rose to avoid the problems others have mentioned here.
I like it either way.

sonlypuppyfat Thu 18-Aug-16 15:54:15

It's like calling a girl John

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