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Do people like Eli for a boy??

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samuel447 Thu 08-Oct-09 20:23:27

Posted last week about Rudy.. the other name under consideration for baby #4 due in 3 weeks is Eli (eelye) so a shortened version of Elias I guess. Opinions appreciated..

BellaBear Thu 08-Oct-09 20:24:49

My grandfather's name. In his case short for Eliahu and pronounced ellie (but abroad so no confusion re girl name). Like the other pronunciation as well

BellaBear Thu 08-Oct-09 20:25:23

Or could be short for Elijah, which is the anglicisation of Eliahu

wheresclaire Thu 08-Oct-09 20:29:07

Really like Elijah/Eli.

AttillaTheHan Thu 08-Oct-09 20:29:57

I love it.

AnyFuleKno Thu 08-Oct-09 20:35:27

I like Eli but not Elijah.

mamaolivia Thu 08-Oct-09 20:58:00

I have a 12 week old little Elijah who we call Eli, and although I had some second thoughts at the end of my preg about it, am bloody glad I chose it as still think it's a fab name - go for it!

tummytickler Thu 08-Oct-09 21:07:57

My 7 year old is called Eli (Elijah).
I love it - obviously!
I like Elias too.

LynetteScavo Thu 08-Oct-09 21:12:19

I like Eli.

Biblical: from a Hebrew word meaning "height". Eli was the name of the preist and judge who brught up the future prophet Samuel. It ws especially popular among Puritans in teh 17th century.

alkar Thu 08-Oct-09 21:13:39

My great grandfathers name and I love it, will definately consider it if I have another DS grin

differentWitch Thu 08-Oct-09 21:15:22

Like Eli and Elias.

Wilts Thu 08-Oct-09 21:15:29

I read that as ' what do you think about Elf' blush and then thought, well nothing would surprise me on the name front these days grin.

I know an Eli, short for Elijah- although he is never called his full name, I like them both

pointyhat Thu 08-Oct-09 21:17:21

No, I don't

samuel447 Thu 08-Oct-09 21:34:56

I had a look on the i village name finder and it could be written Eli or Ely.. did you immediately know the pronunciation of it as Eli? Which is easier? I think we would go for it as a name in it's own right, rather than Elias (which I do like but a little too formal for us)

Wilts Thu 08-Oct-09 21:38:05

I personally think Eli is easier. I also think it looks nicer that Ely when written down.

Wilts Thu 08-Oct-09 21:38:45

than Ely

Must preview more grin

SmokingKnickers0nMahead Thu 08-Oct-09 21:39:01

I don't like it.

DippyDino Thu 08-Oct-09 21:43:04

Love it! One of my favourite boys names.

Thissideofchannel Thu 08-Oct-09 21:45:30

Elijah/Elias are both lovely (and much, much nicer than Rudolph/Rudi) imo!

pranma Thu 08-Oct-09 22:51:48

Sadly he will be forever Eli Dingle from Emmerdale
I like both Elijah and Elias

skihorse Fri 09-Oct-09 05:19:46

It's a bit "children of the corn" for me - and the GP will never get it - the Hebrew reference I mean.

Bathsheba Fri 09-Oct-09 08:14:12

It doesn;t have to be short for anything - its a perfectly acceptable Biblican name in its own right...

Short names don;t have to have long versions...

Jodyray Fri 09-Oct-09 19:37:21

My Bro and SIL are due November and have picked Eli. Personally i love it, but some members of both families have really given them shit saying its awful! Eli Dingle, Eli (Newts schizo alterego) in Hollyoaks.....but who cares i got grief when i called my son Blake but now people have got used to it.

trixiechick Sun 11-Oct-09 12:18:08

don't mind the emmerdale references it's a fabulous name and if my dd had been a boy as we were 99% sure she was she would be Eli now. I don't watch Emmerdale and didn't even know there was an Eli in it. We were going to go for Elijah as the full neme tho.

vess Mon 12-Oct-09 05:14:29

Elias is nice and more masculine.
Just Eli is too girly.

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