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Thoughts on Eloi?

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AmazingBobby Tue 07-Feb-17 03:35:55

Thanks very much smile

CherryAmes Tue 07-Feb-17 03:52:40

Weren't they above ground with the Morlocks living underground and catching them to eat confused

PhoenixJasmine Tue 07-Feb-17 04:09:17

Did you miss off the end of the name?

Yes the Eloi are a 'fictional post-human race' in HG Wells The Time Machine. Maybe you'd like to consider Ferengi, Quagaar or Ewok as alternatives grin?

Facetiousness aside, Eloise is a lovely name as is Elodie, or Eli/Elijah for a boy.

PhoenixJasmine Tue 07-Feb-17 04:11:04

It is most likely the insomnia talking but Ewok is starting to sound like a feasible name to my brain right now. Maybe I should get a kitten and call it that to spare any future child.

EmpressOfTheSpartacusOceans Tue 07-Feb-17 04:12:33

Google says Eloi is also a French/Catalan boy's name so I'd guess that's more what the OP has in mind.

CherryAmes Tue 07-Feb-17 04:18:55

Insomnia here too. My delightful children were discussing yesterday, whether Ewoks fling dirt or poo...

Sorry not able to add much to the discussion.

GinIsIn Tue 07-Feb-17 04:50:59

I would think HG Wells, or that you meant Eli and just had a really strong West Country accent.... sorry!

PhoenixJasmine Tue 07-Feb-17 04:57:42

Probably either or both, depending on the occasion.

SuperBeagle Tue 07-Feb-17 05:09:51

It sounds like Kath and Kim saying "Eli".

clearsommespace Tue 07-Feb-17 05:44:50

I like this name in French but ruled it out for DS because it would be incorrectly pronounced by the English side of the family.
A quick search tells me there is a variant Eligius which I think is quite cool but (having grown up with a different name that people always get wrong) I would never give to my DC.

Jooni Tue 07-Feb-17 07:40:12

How is it pronounced? I'm guessing "el-WAH" like the French, but I suspect it would get butchered quite a lot here.

How about Elio? Elia/Elias?

SoupDragon Tue 07-Feb-17 07:46:43

I have no idea how to pronounce it and it looks unfinished.

SoupDragon Tue 07-Feb-17 07:48:31

I suspect it would get butchered quite a lot here.

<<holds up hand>> It would certainly get butchered by me!

I was thinking El-of... Ell-oh-ee... have to say Ell-wah didn't cross my mind.

Obviously once I'd been told I'd get it right though.

Tartyflette Tue 07-Feb-17 07:48:34

If it's pronounced ell-wah it sounds fine but to my ear, eel-oy sounds ugly, a bit like eli in a strong Brummie accent.

AllTheLight Tue 07-Feb-17 07:49:37

For a boy or a girl?

CancellyMcChequeface Tue 07-Feb-17 08:15:35

My first thought was '...and Morlocks' too, I'm afraid!

Fidelia Tue 07-Feb-17 08:22:38

Church goers would pronounce it EE-loy because Eloi, eloi, lema sabachthani (my God, my God, why have you forsaken me) is taken from Psalm 22 and is what Jesus cried out on the cross....

coffeetasteslikeshit Tue 07-Feb-17 08:25:27

Don't like it, sorry.

nauticant Tue 07-Feb-17 08:32:05

Like others my first thought was the very grim story of the Eloi and the Morlocks.

ThisProductContainsBatteries Tue 07-Feb-17 08:33:42

Eh? Did you miss out the end of it?

LunaLoveg00d Tue 07-Feb-17 08:34:57

I know an Eloy. Pronounced EE-loy. He is Spanish though.

NanooCov Tue 07-Feb-17 08:37:06

I work with an Eloi. He's French and it suits him. If you're not French I wouldn't.

elQuintoConyo Tue 07-Feb-17 08:44:16

It is pronounced el-oy in Catalan and I know several.

I have never seen Star Wars so wouldn't make that link.

CakeRattleandRoll Tue 07-Feb-17 09:00:36

HG Wells, Morlocks, etc for me too.

PhoenixJasmine Tue 07-Feb-17 09:03:29

1. It's HG Wells The Time Machine, not Star Wars

2. You've never seen Star Wars!!!?!???

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