Baby boy due tomorrow - brother for Noah. After 9 months of wrangling (which I suspect aren't over), we have a shortlist of sorts : Sol, Elliot, Tibor, Eli.

(37 Posts)
viennesewhirl Thu 26-Feb-09 19:58:14

Thoughts?! Is Eli common in the UK? (I'm British but moved away in 97). Does everyone know how to pronounce it or would it cause problems?

rubyslippers Thu 26-Feb-09 19:58:47

Elliot is a FAB namr

Eli is as well

BrownSuga Thu 26-Feb-09 19:59:40

We have an Elijah, shortened to Eli. The french pronounce it Elee, the english Ely.

2pt4kids Thu 26-Feb-09 20:00:52

Love Sol and Eli (I would say it Eel - eye)
Dont like Tibor at all and Elliot is ok/nice

Lizzylou Thu 26-Feb-09 20:02:20

Like Elliot and Eli, Sol is OK but not keen on Tibor

Good luck smile

StayFrosty Thu 26-Feb-09 20:03:04

Adore Eli, I'd know how to pronounce it. Wanted it on our list myself, but dp called it an 'old man's name' hmm.

viennesewhirl Thu 26-Feb-09 20:07:19

I like Tibor - it's hungarian and Tibor Kalman is a hero of mine - but I can see that it just sounds too novelty for a lot of people. Elliot is my favourite, dh not so sure. So it'll probably be Sol or Eli...

viennesewhirl Thu 26-Feb-09 20:08:17

And thanks for your feedback! Glad Eli wouldn't be confusing for people back home :-)

largeginandtonic Thu 26-Feb-09 20:09:51

Oooh love them all, Tibor very nice!

viennesewhirl Thu 26-Feb-09 20:11:23

Ooh - a vote for Tibor, interesting! My Mum & Dad would probably have a heart attack. Noah was hard enough for them, despite being about #7 on name lists all around the Western world!

LaDiDaDi Thu 26-Feb-09 20:12:05

I like them all but I think Sol is the nicest imo.

StayFrosty Thu 26-Feb-09 20:27:56

Would it be Sol or Solomon? I know a baby Solomon, it really suits him, lovely name too imo.

viennesewhirl Thu 26-Feb-09 20:36:01

Started off with Solomon but we have a hard-to-pronounce German surname, so decided it was just too many syllables. So probably just Sol.

suwoo Thu 26-Feb-09 20:40:47

What about Saul, if you like Sol?

MrsMattie Thu 26-Feb-09 20:47:53

I have an Eli. Fab name. Sol lovely, too. Tibor is beyond awful, though grin

NorktasticNinja Thu 26-Feb-09 20:48:28

As a sibling name for Noah, I like Eli the best. It's a great name!Is it pronounced the same in German as it is in English?

I do like Tibor and Elliot but not in combination with Noah, sorry.

hester Thu 26-Feb-09 20:48:54

I like Eli and Saul.

NorktasticNinja Thu 26-Feb-09 20:50:56

Oh, I'm in Holland BTW. Maybe Tibor might be strange to the British ear, not sure now I think of it...

viennesewhirl Thu 26-Feb-09 20:57:21

Eli is unknown here (Austria), so they would probably automatically say "Elly" if reading it - which is obviously an issue.

Saul would be pronounced to rhyme with owl here, which I don't like.

Have just read that SOL is an acronym for "shit out of luck" which I'd never heard of before... are you all familiar with that?? Or is it an American thing?

mooseloose Thu 26-Feb-09 21:01:18

Elliot is my sons middle name - I adore it!

lljkk Thu 26-Feb-09 21:02:14

I like Elliot. Sol is ok if short for Soloman. I don't like the others.

screamingabdab Thu 26-Feb-09 21:46:52

I like Eli, it was on my list.

Spanner in the works - what about Asa (pronounced Aser)?

OOH Thu 26-Feb-09 21:48:04

Elliot is the nicest imo.

spicemonster Thu 26-Feb-09 21:50:43

Elliot is my son's name so obviously is the nicest but I like them all. I think if you're in Austria indefinitely then a name that's easy to pronounce there would be an issue - so that or Tibor I think

girlandboy Thu 26-Feb-09 21:51:57

Dh's name is Saul. People always ask him to repeat it, and invariably spell it wrongly. Sometimes other people spell it as Sol, or Sole, or even Soul (which annoys him), so I would say that if you name him Sol, don't be surprised if it is also spelled wrongly.

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