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Eliette vs. Elliette vs. Elliot

We have chosen this name for our baby girl. We are unsure how to spell it. Could you help us? 1 L or 2 L’s? Or should we just spell it Elliot? Thanks!

The Top Baby Name is...

Eliette

17%

Elliette

60%

Elliot

23%

Poll created: Nov 05, 2013
Total Votes: 30

Comments

Its a boys name however you spell it.
posted by guest :: Nov 05, 2013 09:12 AM | report
No, it’s not.
Elliette is a genuine girls name in France.
posted by guest :: Nov 05, 2013 09:30 AM | report
Actually Elliette is a legitimate french girls name. I think Elliette is the best for a girl, because its a real spelling and an actual girls name. Good luck
posted by guest :: Nov 05, 2013 09:30 AM | report
No Elliette not, its not listed on any legitimate naming website as being so - in fact all my French friends are baffled by this assumption. Its simply another creative spelling.
posted by guest :: Nov 05, 2013 09:38 AM | report
As the last poster has said, Elliette is a modern respelling and it is not French at all. Elliot is a boys name in any spelling.
posted by guest :: Nov 05, 2013 10:08 AM | report
I’ve traveled to France and met a FEMALE named Elliette. :-) Indeed she said her name different than "Elliot" but again she was French and her name was Elliette. Even if it is "made up" and "modern" who cares? All names are made up at some point.
posted by guest :: Nov 05, 2013 11:31 AM | report
Agreed Elliot its all boy and adding a random -ette doesn’t make it French. It would not even be pronounced like Elliot if you where to spell it like that.
posted by guest :: Nov 05, 2013 11:41 AM | report
I LOVE Elliot for a girl, my husband and I love this name. I personally prefer Elliot, however, Elliette is obvious girl. I prefer two L’s if you go with the ’ette’ spelling.
posted by slqueen24 :: Nov 05, 2013 03:35 PM | report
Eliette is a french/hebrew name.

https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.prenoms.com/prenom/ELIETTE.html&prev=search

There are a few famous women with the name - french author, Eliette Abecassis; the Dior model, Eliette von Krajan; the scientist, Eliette Brunel Deschamps.

Its peak popularity was in the 1930’s, but still wasn’t very high. The low popularity combined with the general ignorance of the American population may account for the insistence the name is entirely made up.

Elliette is an Americanization of the name Eliette. The English language, American dialect in particular, prefer to have the consonant in the syllable that matches the sound,
i.e El-lie-ette
posted by guest :: Sep 10, 2016 12:56 AM | report

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