Sibling for Mabel

(21 Posts)
DollW86 Fri 16-Apr-21 15:48:18

Sibling for Mabel.

What do you think of Ethan or Elliot for a boy? We are struggling got a boys name, due in 6 weeks!

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Adventing Fri 16-Apr-21 19:06:32

I think they both work but neither feel as classic as Mabel. They're all from quite different categories of names imo, Mabel= traditional, Ethan= Biblical (and revived recently), Elliot= Surname. Both good options though. Other ideas could be

Elias
Eli
Seth
Reuben
Otto
Asa

YoniAndGuy Fri 16-Apr-21 19:07:30

Like Ethan, hate Elliott.

LlamaGiles Fri 16-Apr-21 19:18:32

Ellis?
I actually think Ethan or Elliott would be fine though.

ChocOrange1 Fri 16-Apr-21 19:19:18

I like both names. I wouldn't say they "go" with Mabel though. Mabel is quite quaint and old fashioned and sweet, whereas Ethan and Elliott seem very modern.

I would choose:
Mabel and George
Mabel and Arthur
Mabel and Freddie
Mabel and Peter
Mabel and Rupert

MerryMarigold Fri 16-Apr-21 19:23:49

I think they are quite different styles. With Mabel I would think:

Stan, Fred, Hughie, Walter, Alfred, Archibald, Cecil, Albert, Percy, Edward, Jack, Oliver,

IamnotwhouthinkIam Fri 16-Apr-21 20:54:38

Both are nice enough names but I agree with pp that because Mabel is so retro/vintage I'd expect her brother to either be something very traditional sounding - Henry, John, Edward, William, Frederick, Robert, Hugh etc or similarly retro/vintage - Alfred, Wilfred, Albert, Edmund etc.

merryhouse Fri 16-Apr-21 20:56:11

Sorry, but you can't call Mabel's brother Frederick

Happenchance Fri 16-Apr-21 21:04:01

I like both Ethan and Elliott.

Other suggestions:
Ernie/Ernest
Stanley
Patrick
Samson
Luke

KoalaOok Fri 16-Apr-21 21:06:26

Love Ethan

TaraR2020 Fri 16-Apr-21 21:08:38

merryhouse

Sorry, but you can't call Mabel's brother Frederick

Why not?

Elliot is a lovely name and quite old fashioned in itself.

Tillygetsit Fri 16-Apr-21 22:48:16

Unless Im missing something obvious, I love Mabel and Fred together. They're my imaginary donkeys.

merryhouse Sat 17-Apr-21 16:58:30

Pirates of Penzance.

Ok, maybe there are so few G&S fans nowadays that it won't matter grin

Ellmau Sat 17-Apr-21 17:21:47

I prefer Ethan.

I know Elliot is used quite a lot as a first name (I know a couple), but it still feels like a surname to me.

What about Elijah?

lobsteroll Sat 17-Apr-21 17:48:37

I prefer Elliot.

What about:

George
Ben
Joss
Thomas

Edenember Sat 17-Apr-21 22:55:31

First thoughts were Seth, Ned, Angus, Jethro, Kitt.

Junebabe Sat 17-Apr-21 23:25:12

I think Elliot goes better with Mabel IMO
Other suggestions...
Evan
Emerson
Liam
Oscar
Benjamin
Caleb
Asher
Jasper
Jesse
Timothy
Felix
isaac

Banville Sat 17-Apr-21 23:36:00

Something similarly 1920s/30s, like Cedric, Walter or Fred.

waltzingparrot Sat 17-Apr-21 23:42:56

I like Mabel & Oliver.
Flows off the tongue nicely.

Truelymadlydeeplysomeonesmum Sat 17-Apr-21 23:45:16

Elliott

MJBmummy Mon 19-Apr-21 20:49:52

I have a Mabel and Arthur

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