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Idris or Elijah

(37 Posts)
Whatsthekey Wed 28-Jun-17 15:57:58

We already have a Zachariah nn Zach. What should DS2 be from the above?

BikeRunSki Wed 28-Jun-17 16:01:24


Loads of Elijahs around

Lilmy3 Wed 28-Jun-17 16:01:37


ineedamoreadultieradult Wed 28-Jun-17 16:04:17


Sophronia Wed 28-Jun-17 16:04:48

Elijah goes better with Zachariah

terrylene Wed 28-Jun-17 16:05:47

Definitely Idris.

BikeRunSki Wed 28-Jun-17 16:06:19

Elijah and Zachariah too rhymey

WindwardCircle Wed 28-Jun-17 16:08:58


Aedie4 Wed 28-Jun-17 16:11:31


MiniMaxi Wed 28-Jun-17 16:30:02

Idris is super cool!

Mrsknackered Wed 28-Jun-17 16:32:17

Idris! Brilliant.

Susiethetortoiseshellcat Wed 28-Jun-17 16:36:51

I really like Elijah but Idris is more unusual and also nice.

Amee1992x Wed 28-Jun-17 16:37:14


MineKraftCheese Wed 28-Jun-17 16:46:56

Love Idris. Not common at all but easy to pronounce. No bad connotations for me. Just the lovely Mr Elba blush

RiverTam Wed 28-Jun-17 16:49:23

Both lovely. Idris, probably.

MysweetAudrina Wed 28-Jun-17 16:51:06

I have an Elijah he is 8 and a nut job

terrylene Wed 28-Jun-17 16:55:14

Mr Elba is lovely smile

Also, the little red dragon that lives in Ivor the Engine's furnace blush

Whatsthekey Wed 28-Jun-17 17:06:45

Seems like Idris is the clear winner. We're going to sleep on it and decide in the morning. Thank you for your input everyone.

ThaliaLuxurySpa Wed 28-Jun-17 17:44:56


Charismatic and charming Idris Elba, plus name meanings of, and connections to, magician/ learning/ writing and a famous mountain...

What's not to love? smile
(Zach and Idris go really nicely together, as well).

Jooni Wed 28-Jun-17 19:28:05


MikeUniformMike Wed 28-Jun-17 19:50:07

Idris. Elijah is a name that is super cute for a baby but I just don't see it as a grown man's name. Would it become Eli or 'Lijah?
I'll add Moroccan kings and ginger beer to the list of Idris connections.

FizzyGreenWater Wed 28-Jun-17 20:02:08


I think the shortening Eli is a really whiny sound.

n0ne Wed 28-Jun-17 20:34:05

Love Ideis!

n0ne Wed 28-Jun-17 20:34:27


SuperBeagle Wed 28-Jun-17 21:42:31


I really don't like Elijah at all. I don't like the "zh" sound and I hate the shortening "Eli". Do like Ellis and Elliot a lot though, which are quite similar.

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