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Knockknockmeover Mon 27-Mar-17 12:32:45

My husband is of another nationality and we are struggling for a boys name which works for both languages / cultures.

He suggested Elvis which I immediately rejected - but within about 2 mins it started growing on me and is now one of the only contenders!!

So - with the return of the "old-fashioned" names, has enough time passed for Elvis to work as a name in the UK?

I quite like unusual names - so not worried that it is not too common.


Hassled Mon 27-Mar-17 12:35:11

No no no - that's too much of a burden to put on any child. Cute for a baby/toddler - but imagine a geeky awkward teenager having a hard time at High School whose name is Elvis. He will hate you for it.

Blackbird82 Mon 27-Mar-17 12:37:32


Usanayme Mon 27-Mar-17 13:54:27

I met an Elvis and the connection didn't even occur to me. He's wasn't wearing a leather jacket and an oiled quiff, he was just a guy who happened to be named Elvis

I like it

Knockknockmeover Mon 27-Mar-17 14:35:37

Thanks for your comments!

Ref the comment about how Elvis would work on a teenager / the burden... my thought was that I bet 9 - 13 year olds today don't event know who "the" Elvis was - never mind those in 2030 (!!!) which would be more than 50 yrs after his death!!!

... anyone able or willing check the name out with a pre or young teenage??? grin


Littleballerina Mon 27-Mar-17 14:39:18

I like it. I don't immediately think of quiff and leather jacket. I think hipster, in a good way.

I met a chap in his twenties called Elvie which I thought was a great name. When asked about his name he just said, 'hippy parents'.

highinthesky Mon 27-Mar-17 14:39:35

No, purely because it rhymes with "pelvis" and leave DS with a lot to live up to!

Littleballerina Mon 27-Mar-17 14:39:56

My teenagers (and 11 year old) know who Elvis is.

Wishiwasmoiradingle2017 Mon 27-Mar-17 15:05:41

Not sure. .
Our snake is called Elvis!!

JanuaryJuniper Mon 27-Mar-17 15:56:51

My ten year old knows who Elvis is. I'm a teacher and I would think all the students know who Elvis is for sure!

It's a lovely name but so so so attached to The King wink

ThermoScan Mon 27-Mar-17 16:04:37

No,I wouldn't.
Probably fine for a middle name.
I like it and it was on our shortlist too,but I'm now glad it wasn't used.
Imagine if you call it out across a playground? In a supermarket? In a pool?
Do you feel happy doing that?
If you do really love it people will just accept it as your son's name but there will inevitably be some hurdles to cross..

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 27-Mar-17 18:00:04

How about Elvin.

OnNaturesCourse Mon 27-Mar-17 18:04:50

Love it. You could use El as a nn

LokisSister Mon 27-Mar-17 18:17:53

Just asked ds12 and dd13. They both started singing 'you ain't nothing but a hound dog'!

Apparently, Stitch, of Lilo and stitch fame, is a huge Elvis fan.

What about Levi? Has a similar feel to it.

Pencilvester Mon 27-Mar-17 18:26:17

I just asked my 8-year-old and he says it's a cool name. He knows who Elvis is.

ilovelamp82 Mon 27-Mar-17 18:27:28

I absolutely love it but wasn't brave enough to use it

crapfatbanana Mon 27-Mar-17 19:15:40

Yeah, why not! It's ace. I went to school with one, but his parents were slightly mad as they'd lumbered him with the full name Elvis Aaron Presley Surname.

Goforit2017 Mon 27-Mar-17 19:48:07

The history department in my school teach an Elvis topic.

Goforit2017 Mon 27-Mar-17 19:48:44

As a child's name I would say don't do it.

musicalfrog Mon 27-Mar-17 19:51:17

I worked with one on my travels and thought it was a very cool name! He had an exotic surname too, which made it all the better. Go for it!

TinfoilHattie Mon 27-Mar-17 19:53:21

There's a guy works down the chip shop swears he's Elvis.....

Everyone knows who Elvis is.

phoolani Mon 27-Mar-17 19:54:11

I considered it for ds, dh wasn't keen. If I didn't love the name he has, I'd regret not using it - it would've really suited him. Go for it, neither of my dcs have heard of him (11 and 7).

BackforGood Mon 27-Mar-17 19:54:23

All of mine know / knew who Elvis is, and, if you mention his name, would start singing one of his songs.
I wouldn't - to me it's one of those few names that everyone will always associate with one person, so for anyone else, it will be presumed they are named after them.

KarineAimee Mon 27-Mar-17 20:13:50

I know a teenage Elvis. He's a lovely lad, and as far as I know has no problems with his name.

If you like it, go for It!

sonlypuppyfat Mon 27-Mar-17 20:15:25

Go on, I dare you

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