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Middle name for Elijah

(23 Posts)
thelollipoplady Sat 04-Jul-09 14:16:02

Elijah... what?

Ideas please.

jellybeans Sat 04-Jul-09 14:55:55

Nial l

TwoHot Sat 04-Jul-09 14:56:31

Elijah John

Cadelaide Sat 04-Jul-09 14:58:30

one syllable i think

thelollipoplady Sat 04-Jul-09 16:56:25

I agree cadelaide - one syllable best. And I'm trying to stay away from the J-J sound - as much as I love Jack, Jay and James as a middle name.

Like Elijah Zac from your list jellybean

What do you think of...

Elijah Finn
Elijah Bay
Elijah Blake
Elijah Scout

Greensleeves Sat 04-Jul-09 16:57:50


nooka Sat 04-Jul-09 17:07:10

Do you have a J surname? Otherwise I immediately thought Elijah John would be great.

Alternatives might be

Elijah Paul
Elijah Mark
Elijah Alan
Elijah Neil
Elijah Adam
Elijah Luke
Elijah Scott
Elijah Ian
Elijah Owen
Elijah Max

I think that it works best with a more traditional middle name.

janeite Sat 04-Jul-09 17:24:44


tummytickler Sat 04-Jul-09 20:59:08

My ds(6) is Elijah David.
I love this combo - just sounds really classic to me!

Spidermama Sat 04-Jul-09 21:06:45

Both Bay and Scout are great with Elijah.

Greensleeves Sat 04-Jul-09 21:07:28

Spidey I want to know what your children are called - I bet they are cool names grin

Spidermama Sun 05-Jul-09 20:55:45

I would never dare tell MN Greeny as I fear I might be eaten alive!

I will whisper them to you.

<Psss-wuss-shhusss-psssss-shvvsp and fssschssp>

goomum Sun 05-Jul-09 20:56:36

Elijah William
Elijah James
Elijah David

cioccolato Sun 05-Jul-09 20:57:55

LOVE Elijah Bay

trixiechick Sun 05-Jul-09 22:08:48

We're going for Elijah Jack. I really liked tummyticklers Elijah David though.

tummytickler Sun 05-Jul-09 22:10:29

Elijah Jack is lovely!

ErikaMaye Mon 06-Jul-09 22:11:10

I liked Elijah - the my DPs Mum chaged his mind hmm

Elijah David
Elijah Jospeh
Elijah George
Elijah Darien

thelollipoplady Tue 07-Jul-09 07:21:23

Those MILs....!

Did they think it was too biblical? Or just too hefty a name?

Thankfully DH likes it prob even more than I do. But still undecided... Should we just go for it?

Merle Tue 07-Jul-09 07:32:04

I think just 'Elijah'.

It is such a beautiful name, why does it need anything else?

If there is no middle name which is pressing - a family name, for example, then maybe you shouldn't bother.

There's no rule which says that there has to be a middle name, so why not buck the trend?

ErikaMaye Tue 07-Jul-09 10:51:32

I just think she didn't like it - quite possibly because it had been my suggestion * rolls eyes * Its such a lovely name. And even if its shortened by peers, that will be to Eli, and that's okay, too. I say go for it, lollipop!

audley Tue 07-Jul-09 13:56:34

Elijah Bay is fab, I thought it needed a one syllable name starting with B too!
My DH said on Sunday he likes the name Elijah, it is unheard of for him to start a name conversation! I like it too smile

Meanbeansmum Tue 07-Jul-09 14:14:16

As soon as I read you thread title I thought....

Elijah Benjamin

thelollipoplady Tue 07-Jul-09 15:28:00

It's only tradition merle, my 2 other DCs have one-syllable middle names, so I'd like to keep it going so that newest one won't feel left out.

Elijah Ben - liking that too.

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