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(26 Posts)
Bronze Thu 21-Aug-08 19:44:20

I like the names Elijah and Gideon. They both go with out surname and would work well with the chosen middle name of John (family thing).
Now I'm pretty sure I can talk DH into Elijah (Eli) but I'm a bit worried its very now. Both my other boys have biblical names so it would fit but I don't want people to think in 10 years time 'oh Elijah, he must be about 10' as they wouldn't do that with the other twos name. Is it too popular at the moment?

Bronze Thu 21-Aug-08 19:45:12

Sorry meant to say hypothetically in the nearfuture. Can you tell I'm planning and dreaming? I need to convince him of the baby first then can start on the namegrin

artichokes Thu 21-Aug-08 19:47:01

I don't know any baby Elijahs or Gideons so I don't see them as very "now". I loved Elias as a boys name but we are having a girl smile.

BrownSuga Thu 21-Aug-08 19:47:15

I've got an Elijah, he's 14mo. I've only heard of one other, who is about 3 and in a different country. Didn't seem to be too popular round where we lived, everyone kept asking where it came from hmm

angel1976 Thu 21-Aug-08 19:48:38

I think Elijah (and its shortened form Eli) is very popular now and in fact, it was a name we considered for DS. However, whenever we brought it up, people also said it was very 'Jewish' (nothing wrong with that but I guess we had no Jewish connections whatsoever and people said that's what they think of when they see the name). Can you tell our DS was not named Elijah? LOL! Gideon is very biblical to me.

Bronze Thu 21-Aug-08 19:52:00

Oooh Elias is nice too. Ok off to convince dh it needs to be triplet boys.

BrownSuga Thu 21-Aug-08 19:53:03

[[ according to the times it wasn't in the top 50 names for 2007)

BrownSuga Thu 21-Aug-08 19:53:31


Bronze Thu 21-Aug-08 19:57:18

I seem to remember a site where you could actually search the popularity of a name. anyone know?

BrownSuga Thu 21-Aug-08 19:58:31

here is one

LazyLinePainterJane Thu 21-Aug-08 20:14:43

I don't think that Elijah goes with John thanks to the two J's clashing. Gideon goes well though.

EffiePerine Thu 21-Aug-08 20:16:16

I like Gideon

LongLiveCuckoo Thu 21-Aug-08 20:18:24

I love Gideon. That's not 'now'. Bible names getting more and more hardcore bible by the minute though. It'll be 'Ebenezer come in for your violin lesson' quite soon.

Gideon much nicer.

Bronze Thu 21-Aug-08 20:28:37

My friends have an Eze kiel Wond rous. You can guess their surname grin

MrsMattie Thu 21-Aug-08 20:30:41

Elijah is a gorgeous name. Gideon - not so keen on.

p.s. I don't know a single Elijah and we live in a 'very now' part of north London grin. It's all Isaac and Zachary round here!

LongLiveCuckoo Thu 21-Aug-08 20:31:57

I can't guess their sur name. I'm thinking Smith or Ryan or Brown though!?

Wilkiepedia Thu 21-Aug-08 20:32:49

Gideon is hideous but Elijah is lovely!

mrswoolf Thu 21-Aug-08 20:43:36

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Curlygirly Thu 21-Aug-08 20:44:24

I love Elijah and Elias but dh wasn't keen so ds1 is Eli and he is the only one we know.

CantSleepWontSleep Thu 21-Aug-08 20:48:28

I only know one Elijah, who is 3.
That said, there were 318 of them named last year, compared to 247 the year before. I still don't think that makes it particular popular or 'now' though. In fact I'm not sure how a biblical name can ever be classed as 'now'!
It's a lovely name.

mrswoolf Thu 21-Aug-08 20:53:03

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MonkeyMargot Thu 21-Aug-08 20:59:18

I guess Elijah Wood might have prompted the name to be more popular in recent years?

kitts81 Thu 21-Aug-08 21:05:21

Elijah is more now and trendy. I don't know about Gideon.

3andnomore Sat 23-Aug-08 22:12:13

Both names are lovely...but, someone else pointed it out already...Elijah John doesn't really work, soorry!
So, in that case I would vote for Gideon...there is a cool character in criminal mind who they call Gideon...

my personal favourie Biblename for boys is Noah....but dh sadly hated I have 3 boys but still no Noah, lol

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