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 # 16
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    2917 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2018

    needmorewine :  I’ve asked myself this with each of ops posts lol. And there are several. 

    Post # 17
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    515 posts
    Busy bee

    Love Elias! 

    Post # 18
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    923 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    I’m not a fan of ” intersresting or different  names” and nick names don’t matter past being a kid.

    We choose Nicholas Ryan and Jack Joseph and my daughters  name us Renee Christine 

    Just great traditional names that will fit a child, a teenager, young adult, a middle age person and a senior and mot sound silly ever

     

    Post # 19
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    5965 posts
    Bee Keeper

    motherbee33 :  Ive never heard someone call Elias an “interesting or different” name. Its literally the greek version of Elijah which is super traditional…

    Post # 20
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    249 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2025 - City, State

    I like Elias, but isn’t it pronounced uh-LIE-is?

     

    To the previous posters wondering about Leo – his name could be relevant if she were considering names like Leah (for a sister, obviously) or Theodore “Theo.”  Hopefully she would notice something like that on her own… but Ari would be a lot more subtle.  She might not have noticed that both names derive from words meaning “lion.”  That could be a pro or con, but is good to know about before naming your kids Leo and Ari.  Or maybe there’s a show she hasn’t watched with main characters Leo and Eli/Elias, etc….  Also, many people just like for their kids’ names to feel like they “fit” together.  Zaydyn, Luis, and Nehemiah would be a jarring set.  She could just be looking for feedback on whether people think the names she’s considering are of a similar style.

    Post # 21
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    729 posts
    Busy bee

    I like the nickname Eli but not Elias. I much prefer Elliot with Eli as a nickname.

    Post # 22
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    6008 posts
    Bee Keeper

    The name is fine, your pronunciation is not. But Leo and Eli? Can’t this child have his own identity? 

    Post # 23
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    156 posts
    Blushing bee

    Is your older child named Leo? Or is that the nickname? 

     If your older child is named Leonardo and goes by Leo, I would name him Elias. If older child is named Leo, name him Eli. 

    Post # 24
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    2424 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    ExpectingBee :  love Elias! Aka Eli. Soooo classic , beautiful but also not 1000x overused. 

    Post # 25
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    986 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1995

    MollyCatherine :  There is family in our town with 8 children.  The oldest is Leah and one of the youngest is Leo.  I’m still confused by that.  How did that not bother them?  

    Post # 26
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    5748 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2016

    motherbee33 :  Whose “traditions” are you talking about, though?

    OP- I think Elias is a great name, but I agree with those saying to pronounce it Eh-lie-us and you can still call him Eli.

    Post # 27
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    338 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    I think everyone here is pronouncing it pretty similarly. I thought OP was describing pronunciation just in case someone were to say the middle part as ‘Lee’ instead of ‘Lie’. Otherwise, the pronunciation of the first vowel is really much ado about nothing.

    All that said, I think it’s a fine name, but the nickname kiiiiiind of sounds like an anagram of Leo. Eli vs Leo might be slightly too similar for me, but I wouldn’t think strangely of anyone with a set of kids with those two names.

    Post # 28
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    11 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2019

    MrsSapphireTopaz :  I voted yes because I’ve loved the name Elías since I was a kid (very common in Spanish) but I didn’t realize till I read this comment that I pronounce it Eh-lee-us instead. Now I like both pronunciations! 

    Post # 29
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    192 posts
    Blushing bee

    ExpectingBee :  Why the accent on the i? That makes me think it’d be pronounced “Ehl-EEE-ahs.” 

    Post # 30
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    627 posts
    Busy bee

    Typically I don’t like names that start with E or I .. I grew up with a name like that and most people mispronounced it, sometimes intentionally. However, your name is cute and at least it sounds alright pronounced in the possible ways I can think of. 

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