What do you think of Elliot?

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I like this name and am considering naming ds3, due Jan, Elliot. When I have mentioned this to some family members they pull a face while saying 'oh really? Er, that's nice'. What are they thinking that they haven't got the balls to say to a hormonal pregnant woman? Am I missing something?

CleverOl10 Mon 30-Sep-13 21:16:00

It's on my list! smile I haven't mentioned it to anyone yet though, as I can't decide if I love it, or just like it!

Mamafratelli Mon 30-Sep-13 21:21:17

Love it but she vetoed it.

The best looking man I have ever met was called Elliot. smile

Mamafratelli Mon 30-Sep-13 21:21:37

Dh vetoed not she!

Mamafratelli I can imagine that would be a hard sell if your dh was aware that it reminded you of the best looking man you had ever met grin

TallulahBetty Mon 30-Sep-13 21:50:54

I like it. How about Ellis? This was my favorite when pregnant.

DurhamDurham Mon 30-Sep-13 21:54:13

I love the name Elliot, we chose that for our first born if we had a boy (we had a girl) This was despite the fact that we lived in a street with the same name. We knew we wouldn't be living there for ever so were prepared to put up jibes about naming our child after the street we lived in.

Tikkamasala Mon 30-Sep-13 23:14:37

I really like it.

Wriggers Tue 01-Oct-13 07:49:25

Love it!

pegster Tue 01-Oct-13 07:55:20

Love it but sadly too close to our surname so didn't/couldn't make our short list

I think it's lovely. Family will always be a bit odd about names. My MIL still can't pronounce Charlotte for lord's sake. She goes SharLOTTE very deliberately...

Sunnysummer Tue 01-Oct-13 08:09:44

Girl or boy? Although it used to be a boys name, I now know two small girl Elliots (plus Scrubs!), so think of it as more female.

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Tue 01-Oct-13 08:34:40

Love it, suits all ages.

AnythingNotEverything Tue 01-Oct-13 08:40:08

I'm not a fan, but mainly because where I live no one pronounces the final "t".

If you love it, then go for it.

It's DS's middle name. Would have been his 1st name but rhymes with DDs name exactly and thought it sounded a bit silly having kids with rhyming names.

FreedomOfTheTess Tue 01-Oct-13 12:18:58

I love Elliot. For a boy only.

In the series Scrubs, Elliot does say in an early episode, her dad had wanted a boy and that's why she was given a boy's name. Scrubs never tried to suggest Elliot is a female name, in fact it's the opposite, and they made it clear it was a male name used on a girl!

juneau Tue 01-Oct-13 12:31:24

I love it. I wanted to call DS1 Elliott, but DH didn't like it. I didn't manage to persuade him to call DS2 Elliott either sad

Raahh Tue 01-Oct-13 13:45:47

I have an Elliot -he's nearly 11. I still love it- very rarely come across another, (not that that bothers me), and no-one ever makes the E.T connection- or the Pete's Dragon connection eithergrin.

And (because just seeing half the title, I was worried you were considering it for a girl)- I came on to make the same 'Scrubs' point Freedom made as I have on many Elliot threads over the years. grin

There are at least 3 accepted spellings - Elliot, Elliott, Eliot though, which can sometimes pose a problem. The first one is rightwink.

squoosh Tue 01-Oct-13 16:50:42

I like the name Elliot but it always reminds me of this scene

grin

birdofthenorth Tue 01-Oct-13 20:55:33

Love it. Know some adult and child ones. Has a lovely sound to it.

ch1134 Tue 01-Oct-13 22:44:26

When I went to school we had these temporary classrooms, like portacabins, and they were always called 'the elliott huts'. I don't know why, but it makes me think of a run down school!

harrygracejessica Wed 02-Oct-13 09:26:50

I've got an Elliot, loved the name and luckily DH did too :-)

laura0007 Wed 02-Oct-13 09:35:03

Elliot will be my DSs middle name when he's born in feb smile

Love Elliot, really love it.

CleverOl10 Wed 02-Oct-13 15:11:17

I ran it past my DH and he also likes it so it has moved to the top of our list for boys! Prefer the spelling Elliot.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 02-Oct-13 18:45:35

I like it...for a boy. Knew one at school.

The only girl one I've ever come across was the doctor in scrubs and it was one of the initial gags really, dad wanted a boy, gave her the boys name even though she was a girl etc etc.

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