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Wife wants Elliot Johnny, but I want Elliot John!

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CatsPigletandTigger Tue 13-Jun-17 22:10:00

DW's grandfather (the only man on either of our family that has never had his name as a middle name) and I do completely agree it should be used. He was a great guy.

His name was John but always went by Johnny.

Elliot John makes most sense: his name was actually John, it also sounds and looks better.

She is very much set on Elliot Johnny! How do we decide??

Firewall Tue 13-Jun-17 22:11:50

Love Elliot John! No idea how you decide though as there will have to be a compromise somewhere!

Decaffstilltastesweird Tue 13-Jun-17 22:12:15

Elliot John makes more sense and is much nicer.

How do you decide? Either one of you gives in or you pick a totally different middle name. What was the DW's GF's middle name?

CatsPigletandTigger Tue 13-Jun-17 22:13:18

@Decaffstilltastesweird Michael smile

Mum2jenny Tue 13-Jun-17 22:14:01

Elliot John is better imo.

dementedpixie Tue 13-Jun-17 22:14:02

Always think of Johnny as slang for a condom!

Nospringflower Tue 13-Jun-17 22:14:04

Well, if he was known as Johnny it makes sense for that to be his middle name. although I agree John as middle name looks better! I'd still go with Johnny though - John is a bit old and boring.

BackforGood Tue 13-Jun-17 22:16:59

One of you decides how important it is to you, and then remembers that they had their way with dc1, so they would obviously need to be the one to concede with dc2.... which could be worse wink

If you are looking for our opinions, I'd 100% go with John.
Johnny is a name for a condom in a lot of peoples minds - not something I'd want to call my ds.

that said, not many people use their middle names that often.

Raahh Tue 13-Jun-17 22:17:34

Congratulation! Elliot is a great name (mine is 14) grin.

John does look better- but really, middle names are very rarely used.(Unless you are planning to call him Elliot John all the time).

Ds's middle name is Peter, after my Grandpa. Hardly anyone knows that, and he usually forgets himself. -(but he's 14 and would forget his head if I didn't remind him).

Decaffstilltastesweird Tue 13-Jun-17 22:17:41

Elliot Michael is also very nice.

JenTeale Tue 13-Jun-17 22:19:09

You're poles apart here. I can't see how you'll ever reach a compromise.

msgrinch Tue 13-Jun-17 22:20:32

Elliot John is vastly better. Elliot Johnny doesn't sound right at all.

IHeartKingThistle Tue 13-Jun-17 22:21:21

Raahh my 7 year old has the exact same name as your 14 year old!

gunting Tue 13-Jun-17 22:22:27

I had a similar problem as we gave my son my DPs grandads name as a middle name.

His name is Hugh but he goes by Hughie, we stuck with Hugh in the end. I prefer John to Johnny.

Vanillaisboring666 Tue 13-Jun-17 22:22:29

Loved elliot John. Do not like Johnny at all

WowserBowser Tue 13-Jun-17 22:25:26

Elliott John flows nicely.

Although it's a bit Elton John

SomeKnobend Tue 13-Jun-17 22:30:10

Which of you is going to be growing the baby for 9 months inside your body and then pushing it out of your vagina? Because they get final say, obviously. HTH.

CatsPigletandTigger Tue 13-Jun-17 22:32:55

@SomeKnobend why? confused

BackforGood Tue 13-Jun-17 22:34:26

Don't agree with Someknobend at all.
The baby will have 2 parents, and together they need to work out what to do for the best.

SuperBeagle Tue 13-Jun-17 22:34:47

Elliot Johnny is weird.

Elliot John is lovely.

SuperBeagle Tue 13-Jun-17 22:35:10

Conversely, Johnny Elliot would be fine. It just doesn't sound right the other way around.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 13-Jun-17 23:01:28

Elliot John.

villainousbroodmare Tue 13-Jun-17 23:02:40

Elliot John for sure.

EssentialHummus Tue 13-Jun-17 23:05:06

John

li1972 Tue 13-Jun-17 23:06:54

Another vote for Elliot John

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