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Elliot or Elliott?

(26 Posts)
TheStephens Sat 17-Dec-16 03:58:09

I know Elliot is the original, but Elliott is more popular - people claim that Elliott is more balanced, but I disagree, as the syllables cut at El-li-ot and not Ell-i-ott grin I know I'm overthinking this!

Which would you go for?

Frollyhollyday Sat 17-Dec-16 04:02:44

I don't understand how much thought can go into a name.

The original looks better but that's because it's the original and the extra t looks odd to my eyes.

Do you discuss every name like this?

TheStephens Sat 17-Dec-16 04:07:05

No... We have decided on Elliot/Elliott, so we're now discussing the spelling. I don't see why putting thought into a person's name is bad?

Aliveinwanderland Sat 17-Dec-16 04:29:49

One t. 2 is for the surname.

TheStephens Sat 17-Dec-16 04:30:30

Well, I know someone with the surname Elliot grin

CookieLady Sat 17-Dec-16 04:39:28

One t.

Satisfactorylemon Sat 17-Dec-16 04:43:42

Elliott looks more balanced.

Pluto30 Sat 17-Dec-16 05:30:34


Elliott is very surnamey.

dollywobbles Sat 17-Dec-16 06:03:02

One t but you find a lot of people spell it with 2. More than spell it with 1.

PenelopeFlintstone Sat 17-Dec-16 06:12:56

One t.

Xanadu46 Sat 17-Dec-16 06:45:41

One t

1horatio Sat 17-Dec-16 09:43:54


JunebabyT Sat 17-Dec-16 11:26:11

Elliot is much nicer.

I love it and would have it if it went with my surname envy

Maverickismywingman Sat 17-Dec-16 11:32:25

One t.

Out of curiosity for a girl or for a boy, OP? (Or both?) the name has become a bit unisex since Scrubs and I'm saying because I would love to have it for a girl

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 17-Dec-16 11:33:05


GraciesMansion Sat 17-Dec-16 11:35:51

I would go for Elliott, but only because I find it easier to remember "2ls, 2ts" when I'm spelling it for other people's kids.

NotTheOriginalGreen Sat 17-Dec-16 12:09:15

DH is an Elliott and gets annoyed that people always spell it with one t. Save a lifetime of angst and go with Elliot

loobylou10 Sat 17-Dec-16 12:10:52

I have an Elliot. 1 t. 2 is for a surname imo. Be prepared for everyone to spell it wrong though!

loobylou10 Sat 17-Dec-16 12:11:57

Ha notthe - views from both sides there!

Raahh Sun 18-Dec-16 20:22:46

I have an Elliot, (aged 14) with 1 t- I'm in the 2 t's is a surname camp.

The Elliott is E.T. is 2 't's which confirms the 'surname' use imo .

Raahh Sun 18-Dec-16 20:23:45

(even though that is his first name, but you know what I mean)

Evergreen17 Wed 21-Dec-16 08:20:05


HearTheThunderRoar Wed 21-Dec-16 08:23:41


My Dad's middle name is Elliott. (So spelt with two Ts.)

FannyWincham Wed 21-Dec-16 08:30:12

the name has become a bit unisex since Scrubs

No, it hasn't.

girlelephant Wed 21-Dec-16 08:31:55

First one looks "correct" to me as a first name

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