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Eva or Elsa

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DaisyD0 Sat 06-Oct-12 17:53:29

This is driving me mad now!

My gut instinct says Eva as I prefer the sound, but my fear is there will be hundreds once she gets to school - although I've not heard the name loads here.

Therefore Elsa sounds like a better option in terms of it being less popular.

Do I go with what I like best and run the risk of there being another in her class (or maybe even more) or do I go with the other which I'm fairly sure will prevent this?

Does it even matter and am I thinking too much?

YouMayLogOut Sat 06-Oct-12 18:33:27

Much prefer Eva, despite its popularity.

How about Evelina, and you'd have the option of Eva/Evie/Lina as nicknames?

baskingseals Sat 06-Oct-12 21:16:40

much prefer Elsa grin

i know an awful lot of Eves, Evies and Evas, but it is a lovely name.

Beamae Sat 06-Oct-12 21:17:55

Elsa! Definitely. It's lovely.

louisianablue2000 Sat 06-Oct-12 21:17:58

DD2 was almost Elsa (sounds too much like DD1's name though so we went with something else). Love the name though, obviously. Not fussed either way about Eva.

Nomoretetherleft Sat 06-Oct-12 21:18:45

Elsa - I know just one and she is lovely.

Bumpstart Sat 06-Oct-12 23:24:06

Eva is a great name, but elsa Is more individual. If you have already worked out that a popular name is something to fear, then don't pick a top 50 name.

manicinsomniac Sat 06-Oct-12 23:41:36

I love Eva

Elsa is ok but I'm less keen. Elsie is sweet...

squoosh Sun 07-Oct-12 00:45:34

I used to love Eva until it and all its derivatives became so popular. Just call me a fickle friend.

Go with Elsa. It makes me think of a sophisticated, lithe, tanned type of woman.

Kelerina Sun 07-Oct-12 08:12:14

Elsa is lovely

Liskey Sun 07-Oct-12 08:18:14

I like Eva but I know at least 4 from playgroups Elsa is a lovely name very distinctive.

whatsleep Sun 07-Oct-12 08:27:00

I have an Eva, have come cross lots of Eve's and Evie's about Evanna, I think it's really pretty but my dd was about 4 when I herd it or I would have used it.

TiggerWearsATriteSmile Sun 07-Oct-12 08:30:16

Ooh Elsa, definitely.
Way too many Eva's out there. Elsa is beautiful.

RillaBlythe Sun 07-Oct-12 08:31:29

Too many Eva, Ava & Evie around. Elsa.

Bumpstart Sun 07-Oct-12 14:06:07

Daisy do, I have bumped an old thread called 'chosen popular name' for you. I think there are probably other threads which say 'chosen popular name and I love it, so there' as well though!

katiecubs Sun 07-Oct-12 14:14:26

Elsa - love it!

Dogsmom Sun 07-Oct-12 16:53:00

Definitely Elsa.

Eva IS a lovely name but very popular now along with similar names like Eve and Ava so she is likely to be one of many.

DaisyD0 Sun 07-Oct-12 19:21:39

Thank you so much for your comments and opinions.

You have all really helped. I think (for now at least) she'll be Elsa ....... until I have another wobble!

baskingseals Mon 08-Oct-12 08:42:20

daisy i honestly think Elsa is the prettier name. But if your heart is set on Eva then you should go for it. your daughter will be the only Eva for you and that's what matters, not what everybody else is called.

nappyaddict Wed 10-Oct-12 11:46:12

Elsa is one of my favourite names smile

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