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clairehr Sun 11-Mar-18 21:21:12

What does everyone think of the name Ellis for a boy?

He would have a Surname beginning with P that is 3 syllables. Any suggestions on a middle name?

Racheyg Sun 11-Mar-18 21:22:41

I love it but I'm biased as my ds1 is Elis (we just dropped the second 1)

JeffsNewAngle Sun 11-Mar-18 21:30:06

No man is an island? Ellis island?

I don’t really like it, also I think it sounds like a girl’s name: the Gaelic for Elizabeth, Elish, or Elise.

I think I prefer Elliot, though he might be called Billy for short with that one.

BrutusMcDogface Sun 11-Mar-18 21:31:55

My friend has a new little boy called Ellis and I also think it sounds a bit girly tbh. That doesn't mean you shouldn't use it if you like it, obviously!

Justgivemesomepeace Sun 11-Mar-18 21:33:04

Love it. It's my cousins beautiful son.

user1459464195 Sun 11-Mar-18 21:46:16

Love it

Oly5 Sun 11-Mar-18 21:48:12

Not my cup of tea! What are your other choices?

Backtoblack1 Sun 11-Mar-18 21:52:35

Beautiful - better with one L though (the Welsh way) x

lonelyatchristmas Sun 11-Mar-18 21:57:37

That's my boys name if I ever have a boy...

squoosh Sun 11-Mar-18 21:58:40

Love it.

pallisers Sun 11-Mar-18 21:59:39

I like it. One of the nicest men I knew at work was called Ellis (an american)

PerfPower Sun 11-Mar-18 22:03:57

Love it.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 11-Mar-18 22:10:27

It's a nice name, but it wouldn't be my choice.
Ellis Paul.
Ellis Conrad
Ellis James
Ellis Jacob

clairehr Mon 12-Mar-18 07:42:16

To be honest we're really struggling for boys names. Ellis is a possible because of the meaning behind the name (kind, benevolent), but we're not 100% convinced either.

OH also likes Jack, but we can't use that as already in the family.

I love Noah, but OH would rather steer clear of strong religious names.

Stuck sad

Iminthecclubnow Mon 12-Mar-18 07:43:25

I love it for a boy or a girl. It's a great name!

Iminthecclubnow Mon 12-Mar-18 07:46:00

I don't think Noah has particularly strong religious connotations. Yes, he is in the bible, but its a fairly common name now isn't it, like Isaac or something? It's not like Abraham or Ephraim!

clairehr Mon 12-Mar-18 07:50:42

I agree that Noah and Isaac are quite widely used now, and actually they are two of my favourite names, again for the meanings behind each.

But OH comes from a highly religious family who are a little controlling at times and feels as they baby would have to live up to their 'namesake'. Interestingly his other siblings (4 of them) have also steered away from religious names!

BeyondThePage Mon 12-Mar-18 08:02:25

Over here in Gloucestershire I know 3 kids called Ellis - all girls about 10-11 years old.

Yogagirl123 Mon 12-Mar-18 08:02:58

Known a boy and a girl called Ellis, not my favourite name personally, but I don’t dislike it. Not sure how I would feel if there were a boy & girl in the same class with the same name, may be confusing, that’s the only thing I would consider. A relative in my family has a gender neutral name many people assume wrongly that she’s male.

Mama05070704 Mon 12-Mar-18 08:04:57

My LB is called Ellis. I know of one other Ellis, also a boy.

RaininSummer Mon 12-Mar-18 08:26:13

I like it.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 12-Mar-18 08:35:56

Ellis John/Jon
Ellis Michael
Ellis George

meandmytinfoilhat Mon 12-Mar-18 08:37:42

I know 2 boys called Ellis and one girl.

The girl suits it more.

FrozenMargarita17 Mon 12-Mar-18 08:40:10

Love it

TheDailyMailIsADisgustingRag Mon 12-Mar-18 11:04:03

Leo? For some reason I put it in the same category as Ellis. I prefer Leo though. Just not terribly keen on the sound of Ellis, or Elliott or Elias for that matter... must be the El part.

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