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Im due in october, and hub and I were talking about baby names.
i LOVE the name Eliot for a girl! but hub says it sounds to boy-ish.

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Asked by sunshinehippie at 4:51 PM on Sep. 8, 2010 in Baby Names

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  • Elliot for a boy is great ... this? no. I totally agree with husband.

    Answer by 3boysandmekmcd at 4:52 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • sorry, but it reminds me of ET. no offense.....

    Answer by DereksBabyMomma at 4:52 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • I like it. Its like the gal on Scrubs

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 4:52 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • I like it....I like boy names on girls....but watch will get bashed by boy moms who want to protect their "boy" names

    Our dd will be born in Feb. and her name is Mica Elise. I have been told "its a boy" name a million times....

    I dont care! I know 3 girl Mica's and NO

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 4:54 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • I love the name Eliot-especially for a boy-but I made the mistake of telling folks my name choices and there were way too many opinions-I think Ellie is super cute-so why not...

    Answer by annabelsweet at 4:54 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • eliot is definatly a boys name.

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 4:58 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • It's a boy's name

    Answer by elizabr at 5:09 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • Eliot makes me think of Eliot Spencer on Leverage, although it's also my birth father's middle name.

    It's a great name, but coming from someone with an "unconventional" name herself, I really caution parents before they give their children names that are unusual just because they like them. You have to take into account every societal pressure and frustration your child will encounter (and sometimes endure) throughout life.

    Teasing, accidental gender errors from teachers, (Shoot, I got a notice my student loans were denied because I failed to register for the draft!), never getting mail addressed correctly, callers who assume you can't be who you say you are....

    Answer by geminilove at 5:14 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • i think it sounds too much like a boys name too. Sorry :-/

    Answer by Nsbgirl at 5:28 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • I think it's fine but I'd spell it correctly Elliot. You can always call her Elli for short and that's very feminine. One of the main female characters on Scrubs is named Elliot.

    Answer by Blueliner at 5:34 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

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