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(27 Posts)
mrsrvc Mon 05-Sep-11 09:42:14

I first thought of this name when I was pregnant with DS1, loved it still with ds2 , now I am sure that this one is going to be a DD ( probably deluded...) but I wonder whether it is a bit too popular now?
Thoughts please?

MarkStretch Mon 05-Sep-11 09:42:35

LOVE it.

dreamer79 Mon 05-Sep-11 09:44:11

If you've always loved it then go for it! If you didn't use it because it was popular (which I don't think it is) you would regret not using it every time you heard the name!

tiddleypompom Mon 05-Sep-11 09:44:28

My DH grandmother's name - absolutely love it (agree it wouldn't have suited your DSs though grin )

diarama Mon 05-Sep-11 09:51:50

Another one who loves it! I've got one, actually!

My Elsie is almost 5, starts reception tomorrow! She's the only Elsie in school and there's only been 1 other in the last 10 years at her school. All the teachers commented on it when we went for induction day.

We've not met another child called Elsie yet, although I do 'know of' a couple, so I don't think it's too popular at all.

toomuchpurple Mon 05-Sep-11 09:53:47

If you have always loved it then use it (it is lovely)

mrsrvc Mon 05-Sep-11 09:54:58

Thanks. Amazed at the positive response from MN!
DS's names are also old fashioned so it goes really well and dh seems positive about it still ( generally his girl suggestions are sarah, elizabeth, victoria.. all too reminiscent of my school years.. )
I think it will remain top of the list for if this one is a girl. Now just to think of a boy option...

Ihavewelliesbuttheyrenotgreen Mon 05-Sep-11 09:57:14

Its a lovely name and not too popular at all I don't think. How is it pronounced out of interest? I think I've heard of it pronounced El-eese and El-see.

mrsrvc Mon 05-Sep-11 09:59:37

I would pronounce it El-see.

diarama Mon 05-Sep-11 10:01:48

We pronounce it El-see.

I was shocked to find different spellings of it! My Elsie's dance teacher has been teaching for 30 years and has taught an Elsy and a Elsay in that time, both pronounced Elsie, apparently.

CurwySwide Mon 05-Sep-11 11:57:20

I think it's lovely

oohlaalaa Mon 05-Sep-11 12:55:31

Dislike. I just find it an ugly sound, and don't like the old lady names. I like Elise though.

MelinaM Mon 05-Sep-11 14:13:29

Lovely namesmile

Cereal Mon 05-Sep-11 14:53:01

Elsie is a nice pretty name.

I would have thought "El-eese" would be Elise, not Elsie?

FleurTing Mon 05-Sep-11 23:04:09

My grandmother`s name, so sounds old ladyish to me. I much prefer Elise, which is similar but much prettier IMO.

usualsuspect Mon 05-Sep-11 23:12:47

Awful old lady name

ChippingIn Mon 05-Sep-11 23:15:32

The last time I heard anyone being called Elsie - her surname was Tanner grin

OddBoots Mon 05-Sep-11 23:19:02

I had a Great Auntie Elise, it was only when she died we found out she was a Elizabeth. I love the name.

DessieLou Mon 05-Sep-11 23:50:05

I like Elsie but a more modern version may be Elsa.

Kaekae Sun 18-Sep-11 11:19:59

I like it but I think of it as a maids name for some reason.

soymama Sun 18-Sep-11 11:24:07

Elsie is lovely

Cute For A baby

Shortened to El in teenage years

Back to Elsie in time for a longterm career in law!

virgiltracey Sun 18-Sep-11 11:26:32

I was going to have elsie if DS2 was a girl. Really love it. Its very pretty.

lchodge Sun 18-Sep-11 12:50:50

Old lady name to me. Don't think it's popular at all though Elise certainly is.

Murtette Sun 18-Sep-11 21:10:25

How about Elizabeth (which will please your DH) with Elsie as a nn? Then she can change it if it does feel too little-old-ladyish but if you introduce her to nursery, primary school etc as an Elsie it should stick for a while at least.

winkle2 Mon 19-Sep-11 12:49:29

I prefer Elsa

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