(Closed) Baby nick name same as previous pet??

posted 5 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Is it too wierd?
    Yes, dont name her Elliot : (17 votes)
    27 %
    No, Elliot is a good choice : (45 votes)
    73 %
  • Post # 2
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    What about something similar, like Eleanor, and you can still use Ellie/Elle as a nn. Eleanor means shining bright,

    Post # 3
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    Bumble bee

    I think it’s a little weird. 

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    My half brother named his son exactly the same name as his old dog. I don’t think its a bad thing i adore my dog and if he passed before having children if i had a son i’d give him my dogs name as a middle name to honour him. He’s a great dog!

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I don’t think it’s that weird at all. It’s just a nickname it’s not like you’re naming them the same exact thing, which I don’t think would be that weird either, haha. Go for it! Elliot is super cute for a girl!

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

    I don’t think it’s weird and really, how many people are going to remember your dog’s name from a few years ago? I would just be concerned about the memories you might still be holding.

    Post # 9
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    Worker bee

    My SO has suggested the name Lilliana for a future daughter and I really like it. My first pet when I was 5, a guinea pig, was named Lily. I’m not going to let that stop me from using Lilliana if we have a girl (and that’s still our top choice, etc) – just think of it as good taste in names.

    But yes – I do think people need to be careful when they name pets that they aren’t going to want to use that name later (more so when you’re an adult, than when you’re 5! Ha). 

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2015 - City Hall!

    I love the name Elliot for a girl. Who cares?

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee

    mrsfang:  You could always call her Lottie or something for short yourselves, and if others shorten it to Ellie they obviously won’t be aware of the dog connection

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 1997

    I think that would be adorable! Dogs are family…I don’t think it’s any stranger than naming a child after a human that you loved and lost. It will make a cute story for her (your daughter) to tell someday. (Little kids LOVE to tell people how they got their names!)

    Post # 13
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    Blushing bee

    I don’t think its weird at all. We have a name picked and we have two family members who have dogs with that name lol.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    mrsfang:   I say just go for it. A friend in the same situation named her dog Bella, and was pregnant with a daughter, whom she named Isabella. She was torn about it, but it’s the only name she liked! I don’t think it’s weird 🙂

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