Elias? Opinions and middles!

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] everyone :slight_smile:

I’ve been reading a wonderful Swedish book series over the [name_u]Christmas[/name_u] holidays, and have fallen hopelessly in love with the names in it!

One of the protagonists is called [name_u]Elias[/name_u], and this name particularly has shot to the top of my Boys’ list - it has the lovely nickname ‘[name_m]Eli[/name_m]’ (which I’ve always liked but couldn’t find a name containing it that I liked enough) and I think there’s a real musicality to it :slight_smile:

I was wondering what you thought about the name (which is top 5 material in [name_u]Sweden[/name_u], I think, but isn’t very common in the UK/US)? Have you ever met an Elias? And what middle names you’d pair with it? I’ve used [name_m]Luka[/name_m] at the moment, but I’m not sure what I think of that…

(I’m pronouncing it eh-LIE-as, though I know it’s also pronounced Eh-lee-us)

Thank you! :slight_smile:

I love [name_u]Elias[/name_u]. Such a handsome name.
Not in love with [name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Luka[/name_m], but it’s nice. [name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m], [name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_u]Jude[/name_u], [name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Benjamin[/name_m], [name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Henry[/name_m], [name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Harvey[/name_m], [name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Hawthorne[/name_m], [name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Cole[/name_m], [name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Cove[/name_m]… some ideas. Good luck!

No, that was what I was thinking - I like [name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Luka[/name_m], but don’t love it. I really love [name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] (although that’s another one of my favourite firsts), [name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Benjamin[/name_m] and [name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Cole[/name_m] (my mom’s maiden name) - thank you!

I adore [name_u]Elias[/name_u]. It’s very handsome, and the fact that sweet nickname [name_m]Eli[/name_m] is built in just adds to the charm. [name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Luka[/name_m] is nice, but it seems a bit L-heavy to me. The names meld together and sound less distinct from each other. Maybe…

[name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Theodore[/name_m]
[name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Graham[/name_m]
[name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_u]Jude[/name_u]
[name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_u]Beau[/name_u]
[name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_u]James[/name_u]
[name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Gideon[/name_m]
[name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Arthur[/name_m]

I love the suggestion of [name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Henry[/name_m] as well!

Oooh, I love [name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Theodore[/name_m] and [name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Arthur[/name_m]! Thank you!

I love [name_u]Elias[/name_u], gorgeous name. I have never heard of or met an [name_u]Elias[/name_u] before in the UK.

[name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Theodore[/name_m] would have been my first suggestion, it’s perfect.

[name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Abraham[/name_m]
[name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Maxwell[/name_m]
[name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]William[/name_m]
[name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Oliver[/name_m]
[name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Rafferty[/name_m]
[name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m]
[name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]

I adore [name_u]Elias[/name_u]!
[name_m]Luka[/name_m] sounds feminine to me, what about [name_m]Lukas[/name_m]?
Would you be up to using another Swedish name as a middle name?
I’ve always been a huge fan of [name_m]Emil[/name_m] and I’m pretty sure it’s also really popular in [name_u]Sweden[/name_u] but in my opinion it sounds nice with [name_u]Elias[/name_u]!

I love [name_u]Elias[/name_u]! It’s both soft and masculine. I have met a boy whose middle name was [name_u]Elias[/name_u]. I loved it immediately.

[name_u]Elias[/name_u] was my top pick for a boy, but it doesn’t go with our surname and it’s apparently a bit redneck in Iran. I believe it’s actually quite popular in the US… but it’s a great name.

I like [name_u]Elias[/name_u] but do keep in mind that people will mis-pronounce it ALL the time. I met an [name_u]Elias[/name_u] and it was obvious when someone mis-pronounced it that it definitely wasn’t the first time. That said the people that will matter most to him will already know and you can correct the rest.
[name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Hugo[/name_m]
[name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Colm[/name_m]
[name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Edwin[/name_m]
[name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Alistair[/name_m]
[name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Reuben[/name_m]
[name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Jackson[/name_m]
[name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Caleb[/name_m]
[name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Daniel[/name_m]

[name_f]Hope[/name_f] this helps!

[name_m]Ah[/name_m], [name_m]Luka[/name_m] is a long-time favourite of mine, but now that people have pointed out the 'l’s running into each other, I don’t like it with [name_u]Elias[/name_u] any more! :slight_smile: I’d totally be open to using another Swedish name - I love them - [name_m]Emil[/name_m] isn’t really my style, but I love [name_m]Milo[/name_m] with [name_u]Elias[/name_u], which is quite similar :slight_smile: Thank you!!

:slight_smile: I love [name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Theodore[/name_m] ([name_m]Theodore[/name_m] is my cousins name though, which is a little annoying!) [name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Maxwell[/name_m], [name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Henry[/name_m] and [name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] are lovely too :slight_smile: Thank you!

Yes, I had thought about that… I know it’s usually pronounced EE-lee-as in countries where it’s most popular. But as you say, you could correct people quite easily :slight_smile: I [name_u]LOVE[/name_u] so many of the names you’ve suggested:

[name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Hugo[/name_m] (!)
[name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Reuben[/name_m]
[name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Caleb[/name_m]
[name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Daniel[/name_m]

Thank you!