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17caterpillars1mouse Fri 27-Oct-17 07:31:56

I was speaking to a friend about the name Elijah who stated it had 'gone to the chavs' in regards to this she stated it was becoming the new name amongst those that would of chosen Jayden.

Whilst I'm not a fan of Jayden I do love Elijah but would everybody assume an Elijah's parents were 'Chavs'?

Do you know any Elijah's?

SuperBeagle Fri 27-Oct-17 08:19:45

No, but I would assume that they were very religious.

Chaffinch4 Fri 27-Oct-17 09:03:49

I wouldn't assume anything. I know a few from non-religious families. They're known as Eli usually.

SmartyPants0 Fri 27-Oct-17 09:07:56

I love that name... I also love Caleb

Non religious here ☺

WhatAPigsEar Fri 27-Oct-17 09:17:20

My friend has an Eli//Elijah - they are not chavs. Not hugely religious

FemaleDilbert Fri 27-Oct-17 09:20:02

I know an Elijah. Like PP they parents are not chavs and also not religious people

ChocolateCrunch Fri 27-Oct-17 09:24:00

Yes, I know a few - not chavvy, not overly religious

PandorasXbox Fri 27-Oct-17 09:34:12

I know an Eli. He’s very posh.

RaptorsCantPlayPoker Fri 27-Oct-17 09:38:35

Love Elijah.

MomToWedThorFriday Fri 27-Oct-17 09:44:54

I know two Eli’s and an Elijah. None of the families remotely religious or ‘chav.’ Lovely names.

stellarfox Fri 27-Oct-17 09:55:44

I don't think it's chavvy. I know one and the family are not religious

BriechonCheese Fri 27-Oct-17 09:57:45

I know a toddler Elijah who gets Eli most of the time.
I don't like the word chav but his family are very far from the people who would have that badge thrown at them.

BernardBlacksHangover Fri 27-Oct-17 11:07:11

No, I wouldn't assume anything tbh. I remember walking past a really fancy house in a really fancy town near London where I used to live in the really unfancy part. They had a son called Jayden / Jadon. I know this because the mum was always shouting it out the front door at him!

Ionarocks Fri 27-Oct-17 11:15:51

I love it. Definitely not chavvy but it's become very mainstream and used by a variety of backgrounds/social classes. Maybe that's what they meant?

Ionarocks Fri 27-Oct-17 11:17:19

I also know a lovely little Jayden with very mc parents. Don't really get all the Jayden snobbery here.

DiegoMadonna Fri 27-Oct-17 11:40:10

Seems middle class to me

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