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reluctant1stimer Sat 28-Feb-09 18:43:00

Any thoughts on this?

cece Sat 28-Feb-09 18:44:07


OrmIrian Sat 28-Feb-09 18:44:25

Oh I don't know.... I would always think of the Blues Brothers (which is good on on level). Buy him some dark glasses and a black suit and he's be OK grin

pooter Sat 28-Feb-09 18:46:06

yes, but only if you get him a dog and call it Jake, then tatoo his name on his knuckles....on second thyoughts.....

bytheLiffey Sat 28-Feb-09 19:06:50

Bit odd. 'El' would be the instinctive shortening which is very feminine.

MmeLindt Sat 28-Feb-09 19:09:14

Don't like it, sorry.

Phoenix Sat 28-Feb-09 19:10:45

Mark Owen from Take That's son is called Elwood.

diedandgonetodevon Sat 28-Feb-09 19:12:09

No. Sounds like the name of a house not a person.

MaryBS Sat 28-Feb-09 19:16:23

It made me think of the Blues Brothers too!

sazzerbear Sat 28-Feb-09 19:16:53

It's also a skate clothing brand (I know cos i'm down with the kids!)

Wolfcub Sat 28-Feb-09 19:27:06

I used to know a very nice jack russell called elwood, not sure about it as a name for a human to be honest

mrswoolf Sat 28-Feb-09 19:28:10

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PuppyMonkey Sat 28-Feb-09 19:28:48

I like Edward better too. smile

reluctant1stimer Sat 28-Feb-09 19:43:49

Not as in Elwood blues, its from a play/James Stewart film called Harvey, the main character is called Elwood. Also means from an ancient forest according to my name book. Does any of this info make a difference?
Clutching at straws here!

Raahh Sat 28-Feb-09 20:02:18

Not sure about the name (absolutely love Harvey the film, though), but if you like it, don't worry about the El shortening, I have an Elliot, and often call him El- he certainly doesn't look girly, which helps!

BonyM Sun 01-Mar-09 20:57:36

I used to have a cat called Elwood - he was gorgeous grin. (And yes, his brother was Jake).

VeryAnnieMary Mon 02-Mar-09 12:51:03

Hi there reluctant1stimer - Harvey's one of my fave plays/films - Elwood is a great choice I think! Very unusual and interesting and unique.

loobi777 Mon 23-Mar-09 13:29:15

I'm the proud mama of a little boy called Elwood, named after Jimmy Stewart's splendid character in Harvey. It's a great name and receives a lot of compliments. Also, we often shorten it to Woody : )

BelleWatling Mon 23-Mar-09 13:50:39

I love the film connections but Elwood (Harvey) is a hallucinating alcoholic...

As a kid I had rabbits called Jake and Elwood.

Maybe Woody could be the nickname.

loobi777 Mon 23-Mar-09 14:16:39

But he says one of the greatest lines in film history:

Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, "In this world, Elwood, you must be" - she always called me Elwood - "In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant." Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me.

snorty Sat 11-Apr-09 19:36:59

I am having a baby and if it's a boy he's going to be called's a wonderful, strong and unusual name. Woody is a great nickname too!

nappyaddict Sun 12-Apr-09 10:54:19

I like it. You can use Els, Eli, El, Woody for nicknames.

Leannabanana Thu 16-Apr-09 20:33:13

i love that film, i studied it during my philosophy degree... its a great name - i may have to run it past DH actually....

ceeceeanne Sat 11-Jun-11 10:31:01

Is Harvey the one with the huge rabbit?! Haha! Stepdad loves that film! Love Elwood with nn Woody or Ells which is only feminine on a girl! Love Blues Bro link too. I only wonder if uncool sounding like Wilbur ect but I have a feeling it gets away with sounding cool. Is it gonna get popular??

GwendolineMaryLacey Sat 11-Jun-11 11:10:32

Friend has a dog named Elwood. It's a great name for a dog...

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