Where are they coming from?!

Our precious little Elliot is named after one of our heros, missionary Jim Elliot. And the name means "The Lord is my God" - what more could you want for a kid name?

When we decided on this name for our second boy, I had never personally met an Elliot, an Elliot or even an Elliott. The only Elliot that even came to mind was the angry and somewhat unstable crime-fighter Elliot Stabler. But now, four months into having a son named Elliot, I am finding them everywhere.

- One week after Elliot's birth, met a lady in Babies R Us, shopping for her toddler son Elliot

- Two months ago, first week in Savannah, found out that a new friend's baby is named Boaz Elliot

- One month ago - new RUF minister for SCAD arrived in Savannah with 2-year old Elliot in tow

- Two weeks ago a kid was born into our church - Elliott

- Found out that a close friend of my brother-in-law just named his new baby Charles Elliot (??)

- Tonight: randomly surfing on-line and found a website where a mom was commenting on her son, named what else? Elliot.

I suppose originality is overrated anyway. At least our Elliot is darn cute.


Candace Piepgrass said...

He's so cute!!! I haven't seen pictures of him in months. Where is that light colored hair coming from? More pictures please!!!

Megan said...

Yay! Thanks for posting a picture. I figured you would if I bugged you enough about it. He's such a cutie! He definitely favors his mommy.

Jill said...

lest you forget Eliot Spitzer!

The Braggs said...

Oh and Emily, our son will be named, Samuel Elliot. It is a family name on Nathan's side. We too didn't know anyone with that name before we picked it. That will be a fun year in kindergarten if they all go to the same school. Crazy!
Jaymi Bragg

Sarahbeth said...

I know how you feel. I thought all of our names were original until two weeks after they were born. Guess our moms thought we'd be the only Sarah and Emily in the class too.