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What do you think of Elijah?

(39 Posts)
Icloud54 Thu 12-Oct-17 13:31:39

Is it too popular at the moment?

ChocolateCrunch Thu 12-Oct-17 14:03:16

I like it and nn Eli. I don't know any Elijahs.

Iamagreyhoundhearmeroar Thu 12-Oct-17 14:07:22

It’s everywhere.

HeteronormativeHaybales Thu 12-Oct-17 14:14:48

Like it a lot. I don't think it's that popular. No. 47 in England in 2016, according to the ONS. So moderately popular but not overwhelmingly so.

BabloHoney Thu 12-Oct-17 15:06:11

Really like it, Eli for short!

ineedamoreadultieradult Thu 12-Oct-17 15:11:09

It's everywhere at the moment, it will be the new Jack or Alfie once they get to school. I also don't like it in full or Eli as a nickname. So it's a no from me but then it's not my baby.

Sophronia Thu 12-Oct-17 15:31:44

I quite like it. I’ve heard Eli a lot recently, but not Elijah. Although I suppose the Elis could have Elijah as their full name.

DiegoMadonna Thu 12-Oct-17 16:23:17

It's on a pretty big upswing, as a lot of biblical names are (Noah, Isaac, Ezra, Jacob, etc.)

They are nice names though. I love Elijah.

Icloud54 Thu 12-Oct-17 16:27:49

Ahh mixed response so far.. We haven't got our heart set on it but it's a name we do both like.
Thanks for the responses

ElfEars Thu 12-Oct-17 16:32:01

I like it. How about Elias? I wanted to call my DS Elias but OH vetoed it sad

PandorasXbox Thu 12-Oct-17 17:02:56

Love it.

NikiBabe Thu 12-Oct-17 17:11:30

Too biblical.

How about Elias ? It is the Greek version of Elijah afaik.

FindTheLightSwitchDarren Thu 12-Oct-17 19:16:50

I like it.

I don't know any, but do know an Elias and have met two little Elis at the park.

MaisyPops Thu 12-Oct-17 19:18:50

I love it and it's my top name if we finally get a BFP and it's a boy.

Ionarocks Thu 12-Oct-17 19:21:44

Really like it, it was on our shortlist for ds but we knew quite a few babies called it, seems to be quite popular around here and we thought it might become like the new Noah, and so went with Jonah.

IrritatedUser1960 Thu 12-Oct-17 19:22:11

quite honestly pretty sick of bible names, they are a bit samey.

maldivemoment Thu 12-Oct-17 20:54:28

I looooooooove it!

We have an 8 year old Elijah. He's called 'Elijah' by everyone - never been called Eli but it's equally as beautiful. I can't tell you how exquisite he is.

At the moment where we live (Scotland), we've not met any others. I'm now a wee bit worried that in 10 years time we'll be over run with Elijah's and everyone will be rolling their eyes at the mere mention of his name.


maldivemoment Thu 12-Oct-17 20:56:45

'Elijahs' not 'Elijah's' blush

Raven69351 Thu 12-Oct-17 20:59:28

I like it. It makes me think of an actor with long hair- there's an Elijah actor isn't there??

MysweetAudrina Thu 12-Oct-17 21:04:55

I have an 8 year old Elijah we always call him Elijah. It's a big name for a baby but it really suits him now. He really stresses the E when you ask him his name, like E lijah. I pronounce it with a soft J but others pronounce it with a hard with J.

Iamagreyhoundhearmeroar Thu 12-Oct-17 21:09:24

You pronounce it with a soft J?

maldivemoment Thu 12-Oct-17 21:15:24

Aw, MyseetAudrina, snap! Except we say it with a hard 'j' as in 'juice' although plenty of others, including his friends and teachers, use a soft 'j'

How can you not love an 8 year old Elijah? Every time I hear his name I smile!

tomatopuree Thu 12-Oct-17 21:18:12

I have an Elijah. He’s a funny little boy. Nearly 3. Loves wellies and dinosaurs... he started calling himself Lijey...

I might be biased but it’s a brilliant name

DramaAlpaca Thu 12-Oct-17 23:02:07

It's too biblical for me.

Sophronia Thu 12-Oct-17 23:51:59

I prefer the similar male Biblical name Elisha, but that would probably be mistaken for a girls name nowadays.

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