(Closed) Boy name, nickname considerations (poll!)

posted 5 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Which boy name is best?

    Elliott/Elliot (give spelling and nickname preference below)

    Alexander

    Julian

    None, I'll explain below

  • Post # 2
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I love them all! I am partial to Elliott, because that’s one of our girl names (spelled Eliot for us). And my name is Alex, so I like that one too, lol.

    I absolutely think Leo works as a nickname for Elliott! I am not sure that his school friends will necessarily use it unless you push for it, ask teachers to call him that, etc. But it definitely works and makes sense to me!

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee

    I like Elliott and before I even made it to the end of your post, I thought Leo would be an interesting nickname for Elliott. It might be confusing if you call him Leo and people will assume his name is Leonard or something like that, but as long as you don’t care, then I think it’s really cute. I really like Elliott for a girl, Ellie as a nickname or even Lottie (traditionally used with Charlotte).

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

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    brlabrat:  Elliot is my favourite name from that list. Leo could work, I would probably end up just calling him El.

    We like it for a girls name ๐Ÿ™‚ Ellyot, NN Elly.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee

    I’d probably just call him Leo of that’s what I wanted to call him rather than another name/nickname. congrats on your little baby boy to be! 

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    While my favourite name in that list is Julian, I think Leo is a cute nickname for Elliot (only one t!) and if it runs in the family, even better. That way if one day he decides that he doesn’t like having a family name, he can go by Elliot and you’ll still love it.

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I like all of your choices, but Elliott (Two t’s since that’s the way I always see the last name spelled) is my favorite! I don’t have an opinion on which nickname. 

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Elliott (two t’s) is our top boys name, too, with Leo being a NN! GO FOR IT! It’s a great name for all stages of life.

    Post # 10
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    Elliott is my favorite of those, but I wouldn’t naturally pick Leo as a nickname out of it. In fact, I don’t see many people using one. It’s not a name commonly abbreviated, and each of its three syllables are said so quickly that it doesn’t “feel” like a three-syllable word. Leo would work, of course, if you specifically called him that, purposefully calling it a nickname. 

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee

    I like all your name options ๐Ÿ™‚

    I think Leo is a fine nickname for Elliott. The only hesitation I have about the name is that there are more and more girls getting this name, so it’s turning gender neutral. If you are looking for a strong, masucline all-boy name…. it may not be that over time.

    I love Alexander, but there are many, many, many Alex’s where I live. If your son lived here, he would probably have to go by Alex B (or whatever your last initial is) to differentiate him from all the other Alex’s. This is my favorite name of the group, but again, I might hesitate if the popularity where you are is comparable to where I live ( west coast US).

    I love the name Julian too ๐Ÿ™‚ I think you have a winner no matter what you select!

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016 - His Way Church & Chesapeake Room @ Downs Park

    I voted Elliot and I think one “T” is sufficient lol. I also think that Leo or Lee are great nicknames but not Eli, as that is generally thought of to be a nickname for Elijah.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017

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    brlabrat:  Leo deffo works for Elliot(t)! I have no spelling preference for Elliot(t)- both look good to me! I like Eli too.

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee

    Elliot is a nice name, but where I live it’s becoming very common. I love Julian! It’s soft, yet masculine. 

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’ve known a lot of Elliots growing up and they just went by Elliot (shocker). Leo might be confusing to people since they might assume is name is Leonardo, etc. I mean if you named him Elliot Leonard(o) you’d have a reason to call him that. I’m not sure why he needs a nn friendly name. My name is one that many people have nn for, but I never used or went by any growing up. My brother had the same type of name and never went by a nn. 

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