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#1 mrsboof

Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:59 PM

DH and I seem to have agreed on this for our little boy who will be arriving in 6 weeks!

Is this the spelling you would use? I have also seen it with 2 'T's' or only 1 'L'

I am also aware that this is being increasingly used as a girl's name. Do you see it as a girl's name??



#2 AxeTheMax

Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:04 PM

One of our Boys is an Elliot.

I don't think it really matters what way you spell it, we did it that way as we didn't like it with one "l" and thought it was too much to have both double "l" and "t" However I do find I have to tell people to spell it with on T they seem to presume its two.

Everyone couple of months on here there is a discussion on whether its a girls name or not , mostly people see it has a boys name, but some like it for a girl. I don't think it is over popular as a girl name, I personally don't like it as a girls name, but even if it did become popular I don't regret choosing it.

#3 Percival

Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:20 PM

Our godson is Elliot with one T. He is a delightful wonderful little boy. I think of him when I see that spelling

#4 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:22 PM

I would vote for the 'Elliot' spelling. Have only seen it once as a girl's name (on Scrubs) and would generally think of it as a boy's name.

#5 SqueakyPeanut

Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:29 PM

DS2's name is Elliot, soon personally think its a great choice. I haven't seen it spelt with only 1L before, we chose this spelling because 2 L's looked more like a surname to us.

#6 kerilyntaryn

Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:32 PM

I like Elliot best

I know of one Elliette as a girl in the US.

#7 SqueakyPeanut

Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:33 PM

DS2's name is Elliot, soon personally think its a great choice. I haven't seen it spelt with only 1L before, we chose this spelling because 2 T's looked more like a surname to us.

Edited by SqueakyPeanut, 18 November 2012 - 09:34 PM.


#8 imamumto3

Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:35 PM

I like it spelt Elliot, every Elliot I know is spelt that way.  I only know boy Elliots

#9 iwanttosleepin

Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:49 PM

Elliot

And it's a boys name.  The use of it on Scrubs for a girl was a JOKE!!!  Don't people get that?

#10 bluedragon

Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:56 PM

I like the name, I've always preferred the Elliott spelling though. Elliot is fine just don't use one L.

#11 AtotheZ

Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:03 PM

I have known one boy and one girl with the name.....I think it is beautiful and suits  either gender IMO

#12 B.Nasty

Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:24 PM

My sons name is Elliot.
We love it and it suits him perfectly. He's a really gentle natured boy and a real old soul. wub.gif

It's most certainly not a girls name.  wacko.gif As much as I have always loved the name, if I'd had a girl instead, there is no way I would have called her Elliot!!

#13 vintage.blue

Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:08 PM

DS2's middle name is Elliott. I love the name! I prefer it with 2 Ts but one is fine too

#14 Lucygoosey1

Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:15 PM

Love Elliot,  it's what I would call my son.  I don't like it as a girl's name.  I have two girls and did not consider it.  I do like Elena, Ella etc for girls.
I debated over the two t's,  but think its nicest as Elliot.

#15 Imaginary friend

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:43 AM

I think I prefer Elliot to other spelling options.


Its not a name I consider unisex, have never known any girl Elliot's but have known several boys.

#16 calico

Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:13 AM

I know a boy with this name, spelt with 2 t's. It reminds me of E.T.

#17 Ianthe

Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:16 AM

It's a boys name. It's origin as a girls name is from the character in Scrubs which was supposed to be because her father wanted a boy.

That's the spelling I prefer. It's a great name.

#18 Bel Rowley

Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:53 AM

I like Elliot a lot.

QUOTE (iwanttosleepin @ 18/11/2012, 10:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And it's a boys name.  The use of it on Scrubs for a girl was a JOKE!!!  Don't people get that?

They really don't seem to.

#19 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:09 PM

I prefer Elliott with two Ls and two Ts. I also prefer it for a girl - after watching Scrubs, and also because the two NNs Ellie and Lotte are feminine to me.

FTR the character Elliott on Scrubs - her name wasn't "a joke". It was a legitimate part of the character's back story - yes her father wanted another boy as mentioned early, but that was a throwaway line, once, as an explanation rather than a joke. Occasionally there were jokes made of it (eg when Elliott pretended to be her own nurse so that a sexist patient would listen to her) but by and large that was her backstory and not a joke in itself. No more a joke than knowing JD's full name is John Dorian - it informs why the character has the name but it's not in itself a joke on the character.

#20 B.Nasty

Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:14 PM

QUOTE (Dabri @ 19/11/2012, 12:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I also prefer it for a girl - after watching Scrubs, and also because the two NNs Ellie and Lotte are feminine to me.


Haha, my Elliot doesn't get called Ellie or Lotte!! I really don't think you would find many that do.  wink.gif

I have had heard of some Elliot's be nicknamed Eli. Mine just gets called Elliot, no nn. Many people call him E though, or Mr E!!


#21 B.Nasty

Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:15 PM

(BTW, that's Eli as in 'ee-lie' not 'Elle-ii'.)

Edited by Bek+3, 19 November 2012 - 12:15 PM.


#22 cardamom

Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:25 PM

I love Elliot for a boy, with this spelling.

Awful for a girl, and I don't think (at least, I hope!) many people see it as a girls name.

#23 la di dah

Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:19 PM

I'd probably spell it Elliott but I have no strong feelings about it. I like Emmet(t) with two t's and possibly I've just moved that preference over to Elliot(t).

I think of it as a boy's name, but I would not be surprised if it became more common on girls.

#24 mrsboof

Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:49 PM

Thanks everyone for your input. Its nice to have so many positive comments in a names thread  biggrin.gif

We were thinking Elliot, but wern't sure if Elliott was more common. Seems its not, so we will stick to the plan.

He may end up with the nn Eli, but we shall see.



#25 nasty_maiden

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:02 PM

We almost named DS Elliot, but he looked more like a DS so I'm totally biased for the name! happy.gif

I really like it for a girl's name also and not because of scrubs rolleyes.gif .  Never even considered it as a girl's name until I met a little girl Elliot.  And it's not just a recent thing.  My almost adult niece knows a female Elliot.  And my mother's friend commented on knowing a woman Elliot when younger and her thinking of the name as a girl's name.

Each to their own.  Personally, whether for a boy or girl, it's a fave of mine.

Cheers.

FWIW, DS' traditionally male name is fast becoming a popular girls' name...




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