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GoldPlatedNineDoors Wed 28-Nov-12 20:19:37

Anyone got one? I would love to call a future dd Elphaba nn Elfie but an scared and dh is boring grin

YouOldSlag Wed 28-Nov-12 20:21:23

Elfie not bad but Elphaba is just silly.

NatashaBee Wed 28-Nov-12 20:22:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Truly awful unless a character in Wicked the musical.

BunnyLebowski Wed 28-Nov-12 20:23:15

Elfie is very cute but Elphaba is seriously horrible. A burden of a name.

Sounds like a villain in a Disney film rather than a girl's name.

SilverSky Wed 28-Nov-12 20:23:48

My immediate thought was elephant. Sorry.

GoldPlatedNineDoors Wed 28-Nov-12 20:24:25

Well, it is Wicked that inspired me.

Also like Aoife which is much safer!

LadyIsabellaWrotham Wed 28-Nov-12 20:25:00

You have got to be kidding. Surely? And when the other kids say "that's a weird name" DD will say "no it's not, my DM named me after the Wicked Witch of the West"

GrimmaTheNome Wed 28-Nov-12 20:26:24

It sounds like a toddler trying to say 'Elephant' or something.

You're right to be scared. grin

RillaBlythe Wed 28-Nov-12 20:26:57

I had a great aunt Elfie, from her initials E.L.F.B

ZZZenAgain Wed 28-Nov-12 20:27:35

listen to your dh, he's right on this one

gemma4d Wed 28-Nov-12 20:40:15

seriously? confused

crunchernumber Wed 28-Nov-12 20:44:42

Elfie is nice.

Elpheba is not a real name imo. Wizard of Oz was written by L F Baum (L F B) which was why it was used in Wicked.

You CANNOT name your child after the Wicked Witch of the West, however misunderstood.

Unless you are making a secret, forward thinking gift to her future daughter-in-law wink

cory Wed 28-Nov-12 22:13:40

I'd go for it- always provided the baby is born a bright green. Though I would expect to see definite signs of it defying gravity first.

Lyftiduft Wed 28-Nov-12 22:37:53

What about Elfreda instead? www.behindthename.com/name/elfreda

Llanbobl Wed 28-Nov-12 22:54:49

Wendy wasn't a real name either and that caught on (seems to have died off a bit) so Elphaba could catch on confused

What about Hepzibah instead?

Devora Wed 28-Nov-12 22:56:07

I had a very lovely friend called Hephzibah. Only one I've ever met smile

oopsiforgot Wed 28-Nov-12 22:58:05

Ok I'm going to blame your hormones on this 1, I have a list of the potential names I had when expecting ds1, still bring it out when I need a giggle! grin

OutragedFromLeeds Wed 28-Nov-12 23:00:32

I thought about Elphaba as a name for a DD after watching Wicked. Then I realised that it would be bordering child abuse and crossed it off the list. I can see where you're coming from, but you can't actually use it.

I also considered Elmo and Grover at one point

crunchernumber Wed 28-Nov-12 23:28:52

Actually, I think I quite fancied Elmo at one point blush

SirBoobAlot Wed 28-Nov-12 23:32:26

You will give your daughter a sensible name, and one day you will look back on this idea and laugh at yourself.

(I actually think its a nice name, but there is no way you can use it!)

Picturesinthefirelight Wed 28-Nov-12 23:49:47

Love it. Don't think I'd be brave enough though. The grandparents would think we had gone.

How about Fiyero for a boy?

Anyway - she's not wicked she's good!

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 29-Nov-12 00:19:31

I would go with Aoife personally.

saffronwblue Thu 29-Nov-12 00:31:55

Elspeth?

PurpleTinsel Thu 29-Nov-12 00:35:14

Noooooooo.

Seriously bad idea to name a baby after the Wicked Witch of the West. (Unless it's bright green, of course)

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