There are those who will not use El or any of the variations of El such as Elohim, Eloah, etc. because El is used to refer to a pagan mighty one.
This brief article asks for common sense regarding the use of El and it’s variations.
Quickly think of the names of 5 prophets in the Old Testament (TaNaKh). Were any of them the following?
Samuel – Heard of El
Ezekiel – El will strengthen
Daniel – My Judge is El
Joel – Yah is El
Strongs defines El as follows:
Shortened from H352; strength; as adjective mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity): - God (god), X goodly, X great, idol, might (-y one), power, strong. Compare names in “-el.”
Did the Eternal despise the use of El or any of its variations? Common sense tells us no.
Why? Because His servants names contain this title. If the Almighty took offense at His followers using this title He certainly would have prevented them from using it in their names.
Even Yahshua used this title:
Mat 27:46 And about the ninth hour יהושע cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Ěli, Ěli, lemah sheḇaqtani?” that is, “My Ěl, My Ěl, why have You forsaken Me?”