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filmclassic Mon 17-Dec-12 20:39:25

Elsie? Is it definitely derived from Elizabeth?

The name is on our shortlist for DC and I'd just like to know a bit more about it. Like when it was first used etc. Does anyone know?

MerryChristmasEverybody Mon 17-Dec-12 20:40:27

There are hundreds of baby name websites out there

HollyBerryBush Mon 17-Dec-12 20:41:24

It's the Hebrew form of Elizabeth.

rubytutu Mon 17-Dec-12 21:07:31

no it isn't. the hebrew form of elizabeth is elisheva.

filmclassic Mon 17-Dec-12 21:20:20

Thanks, my research has been inconclusive too. Anyone else?

Rhubarbgarden Mon 17-Dec-12 21:24:21

Try posting this in Baby Names. It's full of posters who are very knowledgeable about name origins.

mrscrimbobash Mon 17-Dec-12 21:26:11

Elsie comes from Elspeth which is a derivative of Elizabeth AFAIK.

wannabedomesticgoddess Mon 17-Dec-12 21:27:14

Some good info there.

Of scottish and hebrew descent. A diminutive of Elspeth.

takataka Mon 17-Dec-12 21:27:27

why do you need to know when a name was first used? confused
surel you either like it or dont like it? As long as its not hebrew for horse-shit

wannabedomesticgoddess Mon 17-Dec-12 21:27:47

Sorry. Link again.

SarahStratton Mon 17-Dec-12 21:31:59

This is why I stay out of babynames. We chose by the very scientific method of using a name book and 2 different coloured highlighters confused

squeakytoy Mon 17-Dec-12 21:33:54

TheJoyfulChristmasJumper Mon 17-Dec-12 21:34:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SarahStratton Mon 17-Dec-12 21:44:09

I changed out of it to say thank you on the Secret Santa thread, and couldn't change back again. Don't really mind, it's fun but it's not really ' me'.

WaitingforStork Mon 17-Dec-12 22:15:07

Elsie and Elsa are both Scottish derivatives of Elizabeth, and are lovely names (biased as we named dd Elsa!)

Not sure on when they were first used though I'm afraid.

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