Do you like this boy name? Poll

posted 11 months ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Do you like it?
    Yes : (131 votes)
    65 %
    No : (70 votes)
    35 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    3090 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2021

    If you’re prepared to have him go through life with his name constantly being mispronounced, go ahead. But most people will read it as Ehh-lie-ass. 

    If you’re going to refer to him 99% of the time as Eli, that definitely makes it easier tho. 

    Post # 3
    Member
    11489 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    I like Eli better than Elias. If you are going to call him Eli anyway, I would just go with that for the name. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    2913 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2018

    I have a pretty strong disdain for names that are unnecessary. If you plan to call him Eli, why not just name him Eli? Eli is a whole name; its mature enough to be used as an adult but still sounds appropriate for a child. Is Leo short for Leonardo or Leopald? 

    Post # 5
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    1193 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    I really like Eli, but agree with the mispronounciation if you use the entire name. I would not have pronounced it the way you spelled it out.

    Post # 6
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    6268 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

    Usually I’m anti nickname but I like Eli (my husband vetoed it for us), so if you did find it a pain to explain Elias (I’m surprised people think it’s hard to pronounce but also think you’re pronouncing it wrong by using a hard E, lol) then just go with Eli. But as a general rule I like for kids to have the option of a full name or nickname.  Anyway good name, go for it.

    Post # 7
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    2862 posts
    Sugar bee

    I like both names! Most people will likely pronounce Elias ‘EH-lie-us’ rather than ‘EE-lie us’ but personally I prefer that. Ee-lie-us is a bit awkward to say. If you’re not actually planning on ever using his full name I’d just go with Eli, but I do like both. 

    Post # 8
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    3522 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

    I like it but would pronounce it “Eh-lie-us” upon reading it. I’ve always had a fondness for the name “Eli”, but in my ‘imaginary future kids name list’ I have Elliot/Eli.

    Post # 9
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    1446 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2019 - Cortland, NY

    Why not pronounce Elias the way it’s supposed to be pronounced and shorten it to Eli? Still legit in my book, and you won’t have the poor kid going through life with a mispronounced name.

    Post # 10
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    2132 posts
    Buzzing bee

    It’s actually on my short list for future kid names, except I’d pronounce it “Eh-lie-us.” I think Eli is cute with Leo and unlike some others, really like names with nicknames.

    Post # 11
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    5961 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I have a friend who has a kid named Elias and a friend with a dog also named this. And right now I cannot remember how they pronounce it. To me, the 2 ways dont seem that different?? 

    The ones with the kid do call him Eli for short.

    Post # 12
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    972 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2019

    I prefer Elijah as a long form of Eli, but I don’t dislike Elias.

    Post # 13
    Member
    354 posts
    Helper bee

    I would just name him eli if you like that! 

    Post # 14
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    208 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I love the name Elias exactly how you want it pronounced. When my husband and I have children if we’re lucky enough to have a boy I want his middle name to be Elias. It sounds so elegant to me!

    Post # 15
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    338 posts
    Helper bee

    What does being Leo’s brother have to do with the new baby’s name?

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