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frazzledoldbag34 Wed 03-Sep-08 20:40:40

Not even pregnant yet - well possibly but DH and I don't like ANY boys names enough to use and DH last night suggested ELTON. Initially I laughed and dismissed it, but you know what, it's actually growing on me.........any thoughts ???

Califrau Wed 03-Sep-08 20:47:16

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butterflybessie Wed 03-Sep-08 20:48:36



No no no grin

Wilkiepedia Wed 03-Sep-08 20:49:14


MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Wed 03-Sep-08 20:50:14

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frazzledoldbag34 Wed 03-Sep-08 20:51:16

Thought you'd all say that......
And I probably would never dare but at least its's not dull.
His other suggestions were Ray (!) and Hamish hmm

harpomarx Wed 03-Sep-08 20:51:28

oh, sod it, I'm going to go against the grain...

I mean noooo but kind of 'yes!' too - I know what you mean about the growing thing (and I've only been considering it for a few minutes).

trouble is, it's hard not to think that Elton John kind of owns the name but maybe it's time to prise it away from him wink

frazzledoldbag34 Wed 03-Sep-08 20:52:56

although Elton is actually Reginald isn't he (and that's not good)

NotAnOtter Wed 03-Sep-08 20:53:34

i like it

stripeymama Wed 03-Sep-08 20:54:04

I have a friend called Elton. It took a bit of getting used to but actually I quite like it.

Its a very old name isn't it?

S1ur Wed 03-Sep-08 20:54:47

Reginald Dwight

lurverly wink

frazzledoldbag34 Wed 03-Sep-08 20:56:01

I'm not sure of its history to be honest. Will google........

S1ur Wed 03-Sep-08 20:56:51

old english - means settlement or summink like that according to tinternet.

Also varients include

Eldon Elden Alton

butterflybessie Wed 03-Sep-08 20:57:44

What is wrong with Hamish - lovely name, think of MacBeth grin

Janni Wed 03-Sep-08 20:58:22

No. Don't do it. Just don't. Because I said so grin

ShovellyJoe Wed 03-Sep-08 20:59:23

Ooh I like Hamish but is Scottish for "like a house".

Elasticwoman Wed 03-Sep-08 20:59:53

Mr and Mrs Elton were both unsympathetic characters in Emma (Jane Austen).

pointydog Wed 03-Sep-08 21:10:24

No. The association with the beauteous (in apprearance an dcharacter) Elton John is more than enough to damn that name.

frazzledoldbag34 Wed 03-Sep-08 21:21:07

OH Janni why not? Is it because you want it for yourself? grin

Janni Wed 03-Sep-08 22:03:03

Frazzled - now, I'm a wizened onld crone who's past child bearing, but I have been around enough children and their parents these past twelve years to know that a child called Elton has a lot resting on his shoulders.

Weegiemum Wed 03-Sep-08 22:43:26

Hamish is actually quite common in Scotland - well not common common, but not weird enough to raise any eyebrows. Depends where you are though, might not play out so well in other parts of the country.

I know a Hamish Brodie who is 4 - fabbbbulous name!

MadBadandDangerousToKnow Wed 03-Sep-08 22:48:16

The only Elton I actually know (inexplicably, Elton and David don't invite me to their parties) is a laydee.

3andnomore Thu 04-Sep-08 14:16:48

yuk...only Elton John can get away with it, lol!

You might want to try other unusual names such as Elvis or maybe Jesus???? wink grin

georgiemum Thu 04-Sep-08 14:21:28

People will always ask him if you or dad were big fans.

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