I've always liked the idea of using a boy name for a girl, especially in our case with three boys already. Now everyone in the family will have a boy's name! Yes, there are guys out there named Lynn too (like Lynn Swann). A lot of names were thrown out there but one stuck...
Now let's revisit those rules.
Rule #1 - No duplicates. I don't know a single Elliot.
Rule #2 - The starting letter of the name cannot duplicate any of the previous kids.
No E's in this family.
Rule #3 - Universal spelling of a name. This one might be problematic. Elliot can also be spelled Elliott, Eliot or Eliott (yuck). Eh, this baby will just have to deal with it just like Lynn and I with our names.
Preferences (not absolute):
Rule #4 - Two syllable name. Rules are meant to be broken. (See rule #3)
Rule #5 - Nickname ability. We can call her Elle or Ellie, both of which are definitely girl names.
Rule #6 - Not a top 10/popular baby name. Nowhere close.
Rule #7 - Common theme. Sure, they're all boy names.
Rule #8 - No bad association. As stated previously, I don't personally know any Elliot but my inspiration came from Elliot Reid, the quirky physician from Scrubs (and Elliot Alderson from Mr. Robot).