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Aidan or Elliot?

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OrangeTango330ml Mon 10-Oct-16 14:49:02

We just cannot decide!

Aidan or Elliot?

Let's see how many people spell them Aiden and Elliott grin

loobylou10 Mon 10-Oct-16 14:51:19

I have an Elliot (note the correct spelling!) so am biased. Lovely name

OrangeTango330ml Mon 10-Oct-16 14:55:31

I love Elliot! It's gorgeous smile DH doesn't like the 'Elly' shortening, but I don't think it's a problem!

dimples20 Mon 10-Oct-16 14:59:20

I have an aidan.. hardly anyone spells it correctly.

LondonStill83 Mon 10-Oct-16 14:59:39

I also have an Elliot and love the name. Not too keen on Aidan though there is one in our NCT group. We shorten to Eli (as in: E- lie).

ayeokthen Mon 10-Oct-16 15:01:12

We have an Aidan and like dimples20 hardly anybody spells it properly. I do love it though!

SquedgieBeckenheim Mon 10-Oct-16 15:05:22

I vote Elliot! (Autocorrect tried to add a second t)

Pipilangstrumpf Mon 10-Oct-16 15:06:39

I prefer Elliot. The one we know goes mostly by his full name but sometimes by Ell or Elly. I think it's not a problem.

(E-lie doesn't seem a natural shortening, in fact I find it really difficult to say E-lie and think of Elliot).

bluebirdx Mon 10-Oct-16 15:06:41

Elliot by miles!

loobylou10 Mon 10-Oct-16 15:13:07

Yes mine gets El or Elly.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 10-Oct-16 15:16:56


OrangeTango330ml Mon 10-Oct-16 15:17:41

Thanks smile

I don't mind El or Elly!

What would Aidan get? Aid?confused

I think I'd use the full names, but other people will shorten.

It's so hard! I love them both...

ayeokthen Mon 10-Oct-16 15:31:05

I call our Aidan Aidy, but I'm the only one who shortens it.

CakeRattleandRoll Mon 10-Oct-16 15:55:18


septembersunshine Mon 10-Oct-16 20:35:08

I have a 6 week old Aidan and he is beautiful. I may be a bit biased!. I would shorten it to Aidy , Dan or Danny.(loved the name Daniel But dh wasn't buying it at all...Aidan great compromise due to Dan sound!). But mainly I would use his full name since it's only two syllabels. Elliott is fine but I think it's a little feminine for me. It doesn't sound as strong as Aidan...which is soft sounding but still a strong name. Maybe Elliot sounds feminine due to all the elle/Ellie type girls names. Also it's a surname too and i'm not a fan of first names that can also be surnames. Maybe wait till he's born?!

Oysterbabe Mon 10-Oct-16 22:35:11

I had an ex called Aidan and he was an utter cunt. Might have coloured my opinion slightly..

katemess12 Mon 10-Oct-16 22:41:17


I don't like Aidan at all.

FinallyARainbow Mon 10-Oct-16 22:41:27

Aidan, love it and was on our list.

DramaAlpaca Mon 10-Oct-16 22:42:59

I like both, with a slight preference for Aidan.

Iggity Mon 10-Oct-16 22:44:51

I have an Aidan. One of his classmates shortened it to Aids.....

Sophronia Mon 10-Oct-16 23:06:49

Not keen on either, but Aidan if I had to pick

Andbabymakesthree Mon 10-Oct-16 23:10:54


Rarely shortened. Also rarely spelt right.

Its a saints name who founded an Abbey ffs is what i tell people who say I've spelt it oddly!

Andbabymakesthree Mon 10-Oct-16 23:11:37

Current bump might be an Elliot yet!

strawberrypenguin Mon 10-Oct-16 23:11:48

Elliot. I love it and would have used it for DS2 but it would have sounded rediculous with his brothers name

SorenaJ Tue 11-Oct-16 14:07:40


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