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Be honest, we can't use the name Elliot, can we?

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AaBbCcDdEeFfGg Fri 21-Oct-16 22:55:18

Our DS1 is Billy (William) and the only name we can agree on is Elliot sad we are registering him on Tuesday!

dementedma Fri 21-Oct-16 22:57:15

So is he William or Elliot? Confused

nancy75 Fri 21-Oct-16 22:59:00

It might sound a bit weird but most people probably wouldn't notice

SleepFreeZone Fri 21-Oct-16 22:59:32

If he is William then I think you can use Elliot.

wobblywonderwoman Fri 21-Oct-16 22:59:34

Billy and Elliot - I don't know op

I suppose it would be ok if you used Eli

William and Elliot - ok
Billy and Eli - ok

Have you any other names in mind? Congrats on your new baby

Cakescakescakes Fri 21-Oct-16 23:00:19


ageingrunner Fri 21-Oct-16 23:01:12

My first thought was the film/musical of the same name but I don't think you should let it put you off.

AmeliaJack Fri 21-Oct-16 23:02:10

I think probably not.

What about Ellis?

EmmaGellerGreen Fri 21-Oct-16 23:02:27

I know someone who had a DS1 Elliot and DS2 Bill. They are 15 and 13 and I don't think she's realised yet.

AaBbCcDdEeFfGg Fri 21-Oct-16 23:03:05

We have a son named Billy (William on BC) and our 2nd son has arrived, who we would absolutely love to call Elliot.

No, none that we like sad he is known as Billy (he is now 7) so it wouldn't be fair to start calling him William, I don't think I'd want to, to be honest! Elliot is literally the only one we like! DS1 doesn't even have a middle name, as we were so stuck, so neither will our DS2.

I think you're right, no one would care grin it's just so hard sad

Heratnumber7 Fri 21-Oct-16 23:03:52

Are you talking about two different children? Or just one?

Confused confused

AaBbCcDdEeFfGg Fri 21-Oct-16 23:04:12

Ellis is nice, but I know 3 girls that are Ellises!

wobblywonderwoman Fri 21-Oct-16 23:05:04


DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 21-Oct-16 23:05:38

Get into the habit of saying Elliott and Billy and it'll be fine.

ImperialBlether Fri 21-Oct-16 23:08:50

I would just do it. You might get free tickets to the musical if you shout it loud enough and often enough!

chattygranny Fri 21-Oct-16 23:10:53

You tend to use your middle
Name in life only when "full name
Required" so I can't think of a time when he'd have to say he was Billy Elliot. He'll either be Billy for every day or William Elliot.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 21-Oct-16 23:14:24

Oh I see, I thought you already had a Billy and now an Elliot.

No, I wouldn't.

Meadows76 Fri 21-Oct-16 23:17:50

OP can you clarify how many children we are talking about here? I read it to mean siblings but others are only seeing one child

AaBbCcDdEeFfGg Fri 21-Oct-16 23:21:56

I have 2 children...

1 is called Billy (William) and is 7.

Our 2nd son is a few weeks old, we want to call him Elliot.

HTH grin

HardcoreLadyType Fri 21-Oct-16 23:24:01

No, you can't. It would be too weird.

Enkopkaffetak Fri 21-Oct-16 23:25:59

I dont think it is a issue. Yes you will get a few comments but people will get past it and after a while they will just be Billy & Elliott.

WhatsGoingOnEh Fri 21-Oct-16 23:26:17

Oh, do it. The film is already old and the musical can't run forever. If anyone still notices the link, they'll only smile mildly.

I have a Tom and a Harry. But I love that, as now I get to say, "and their dad [my ex husband] turned out to be the Dick". smile

PaperdollCartoon Fri 21-Oct-16 23:26:19

What's wrong with having a William and an Elliot? Or Billy and Elliot? They're not the same?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 21-Oct-16 23:26:33

Oh,go ahead then.

maybethedayafter Fri 21-Oct-16 23:27:47

I did immediately think of the musical so I think others will too. If you go with it just get used to making a little joke about it like " I don't even like the film" or "we're hoping they become famous dances to look after us in our old age". People will comment.

Alternatively, what about Ellison?

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