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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!
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Its a boys name however you spell it.
No, it’s not.
Elliette is a genuine girls name in France.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eliette is a french/hebrew name.
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,
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