Elliott / Elliot / Eli

See the results of this poll: Elliot / Elliott / Eliot — Eli

Respondents: 28 (This poll is closed)

  • Elliott, Eli for short : 6 (21%)
  • Elliot, Eli for short : 18 (64%)
  • Eliot, Eli for short : 0 (0%)
  • Don’t combine Elliot and Eli: 4 (14%)

This sounds like a good compromise and I don’t think it will be confusing. I would recommend sticking with the spelling “[name]Elliot[/name].” Think of the nickname “[name]Carrie[/name]” - you wouldn’t spell the full name as “[name]Carroline[/name]” just so the nickname would make sense. [name]Nor[/name] would you change the spelling of “[name]Michael[/name]” to “[name]Mikel[/name]” just to justify the nickname “[name]Mike[/name].”

I would go with one ‘t’ at the end instead of two, simply because the one-‘t’ spelling is a bit more common in the U.S.

I personally don’t think the way you spell his formal name will dictate or create any confusion on the nickname. I have known several boys named [name]Elliott[/name]/[name]Elliot[/name]/[name]Eliot[/name] who have gone by [name]Eli[/name]. It was never confusing for me to know their names and the nickname. I would spell [name]Elliott[/name]/[name]Elliot[/name]/[name]Eliot[/name] the way you like it spelled.

Personally I would go with the most common spelling of [name]Elliot[/name]. I knew a few people have discussed [name]Elliot[/name] being shortened to [name]Eli[/name] so I don’t think it will be too confusing

For myself, personally, I would never call an [name]Elliot[/name] “[name]Eli[/name]” … I’d probably be mean and call him “[name]Ellie[/name]” instead, having heard it on television once and thinking it was cute :slight_smile: ANYWAYS, I love the 2-L 1-T spelling [name]Elliot[/name] :slight_smile: And [name]Eli[/name] isn’t a bad nickname, so that’s why I voted for that one <3

I love [name]Elliot[/name]! That got my vote. [name]Eli[/name] is a fairly common nn for it, so I think [name]Elliot[/name] nn [name]Eli[/name] works fine (although personally, I would probably just call him [name]Elliot[/name], haha. I love just [name]Elliot[/name]! And if I had to use a nn, it’d probably be [name]Leo[/name]… but [name]Eli[/name] is really handsome).

Good luck!

[name]Elliot[/name] and [name]Eli[/name] are two very different names to me. [name]Elliot[/name] is the shy, bookworm while [name]Eli[/name] is the popular quarterback or rough & tumble cowboy. I much more prefer [name]Eli[/name], especially with the overabundance of “el” names for parents desperate for the nn [name]Ellie[/name]
If you’re thinking [name]Eli[/name] is too short, what about [name]Elias[/name] or [name]Elijah[/name]?

I agree, I wouldn’t intuitively link [name]Elliot[/name] & [name]Eli[/name]. I’d call him [name]El[/name] or [name]Elie[/name] or [name]Lio[/name]