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Think we are finally down to our name choice..

(30 Posts)
MamaMaiasaura Tue 11-Sep-07 10:14:21

Daniel Reed Owen <surname>


Elliot Reed Owen

Chosen 2 middle names as ds1 has 2 middle names, although not certain yet. Def going to have Owen as middle name.

DP, Ds and generally whole family prefer Daniel, I like Elliot.

I like that Daniel can be shortened when older, but as dp left for boys night out he said bye Danny to bump and I didnt like it at all. I think Daniel for a baby. Also my friend said when older he will be called Dan the Man?

I dont mind Dan or Danny when he is older.. but 'Dan the Man'?!?!

MamaMaiasaura Tue 11-Sep-07 10:15:01

(or other name choices for first name included Sebastian, Reed and Matthew but narrowed down now)

ComeOVeneer Tue 11-Sep-07 10:15:13


harleyd Tue 11-Sep-07 10:16:12

elliot is lovely

Hassled Tue 11-Sep-07 10:18:59

I'd go for Elliot - there's also Danny Boy, Desperate Dan and probably more. I do really like the name Dan though.

tortoiseSHELL Tue 11-Sep-07 10:19:31


Nbg Tue 11-Sep-07 10:19:53

Love Elliot Reed Owen


JARM Tue 11-Sep-07 10:20:00

We have named ours Daniel James

Love the name daniel, but he will deffo be a Daniel for a baby, and then shortened when older if he wants.

Roll on the next 10 weeks and 6 days!!

hanaflower Tue 11-Sep-07 10:20:06

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

tortoiseSHELL Tue 11-Sep-07 10:20:27

Elliot could get 'Smelliot' at school. You can always find funny things about names, and when he's older if he wants to be Daniel then he can specify that. Had never thought of Dan the Man, but it's quite funny!

MamaMaiasaura Tue 11-Sep-07 10:20:54

I like Elliot too.

(Dp doesnt like it, Ds really doesnt like it either. my sister doesnt as knows someone horrid called Elliot, My mum doesnt as she said it reminds her of wimpy boy off ET and she couldnt imagine a man called Elliot)

tigerschick Tue 11-Sep-07 10:20:55

I prefer Elliot.
Don't know if it matters, but there is a female character in Scrubs called Elliot Reid.

mixedmama Tue 11-Sep-07 10:22:28

Hi Awen,

I like them both, but do love Daniel.

MamaMaiasaura Tue 11-Sep-07 10:22:33

I already have a Thomas (he doenst like it being shortened altho when he is older he can, also his dad (ex-p) calls him Tom)

MamaMaiasaura Tue 11-Sep-07 10:23:28

eww smelliot, never thought of that. Dp had rhymed it with idiot hmm Sorry to any Elliots because i personally love the name.

mixedmama Tue 11-Sep-07 10:24:09

i think then that thomas and elliot go very nicely together.

MamaMaiasaura Tue 11-Sep-07 10:24:33

Owen isnt the surname btw - is one of middle names. Surname has 2 syllables beginning with H.

TinyGang Tue 11-Sep-07 10:25:31

Like them both, but Elliot has the edge for me, and it's more unusual too.

I can't see how Elliot can be shortened or turned into a nickname. My ds's name can't be altered either and I like that.

ELR Tue 11-Sep-07 10:27:16

both fine but i think owen should come before reed

quickdrawmcgraw Tue 11-Sep-07 10:34:33

Elliot is lovely. Ds has a friend Elliot in his class. Ds thinks he's soooooo lucky to have the same name as ET's friend.
He's sometimes called Elly.
There are a lot of Daniels around. dd and ds have 4 friends called Daniel between them.

Fimbo Tue 11-Sep-07 10:36:49

from your names i personally like:-

Sebastian Owen Reed

Bettymamma Tue 11-Sep-07 16:13:27

Awen - I love the name Elliot.

It would have been my boys name but as you know I'm having a girl!

sweetkitty Tue 11-Sep-07 16:15:24

Elliot would be my boys name if I ever have a boy, go with Elliot

sweetkitty Tue 11-Sep-07 16:17:08

OMG just reading about the scrubs character and Reid is our surname

so my fictional biy would be names after a FEMALE TV character!

missbumpy Tue 11-Sep-07 19:01:06

Definitely prefer Daniel. I think Danny's a lovely name too.

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