I've always had Elias somewhere on my list, but never at the top. However, I'm starting to seriously consider it for this baby. What do you think of it? What would you pair with it (either from my listed favorites or your own suggestion)? What other nn options are there besides Eli, if any?
Other names I like/love:
Milo - but can't use it
I have Elias on my own list and think it is a great name. To be honest, I'm not a fan of Eli for Elias...I would use the full name. I like Elias Sebastian.
I prefer Eli rather than Elias.
I like Elias but prefer Elijah. Have you considered Silas, Jonas, Curtis, Miles, Tobias, Anders, Harris, or Lars.
I actually really like Elias. Eli is a lovely nickname. It has that same feel as Silas, Elijah, Ellis, Titus, etc.
Since it's so short I don't think there are really a ton of nicknames, but I think Sal or Si or just E could work.
From your favorites I think Elias Leopold sounds super cool.
My pick would be Elias Gideon.
Also, gotta say I absolutely LOVE Darius! I love that the Egyptian meaning is "he that informs himself"