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Elspeth or Kirsty

(49 Posts)
helens82 Sun 31-Mar-13 03:28:02

Expecting DC2 in four weeks and can't decide between Elspeth or Kirsty.

DS is Fraser and would like another Scottish name too much our Scottish surname

What what do you think?

Selks Sun 31-Mar-13 03:29:36

Elspeth. Love it.

Also love Eilidh.

AgnesBligg Sun 31-Mar-13 03:29:50

I prefer Elspeth I think. Nice.

HollyMadison Sun 31-Mar-13 08:00:28

I prefer Kirsty. I had a teacher called Elspeth once and I think she had problems with people thinking she had said "Elizabeth". My friends who are Kirsty get called Kirst. I guess if you wanted a nn for Elspeth you could have Ellie.

survivingwinter Sun 31-Mar-13 09:45:25

Elspeth - I think it's very pretty.

Don't like Kirsty at all, sorry.

Nospringflower Sun 31-Mar-13 09:50:33

Not keen on either TBH - prefer lots of other Scottish girls names.

sweetiepie1979 Sun 31-Mar-13 10:00:26

Kirsty is the new Sharon Elspeth is lovely.

GetOeuf Sun 31-Mar-13 10:05:12

Kirsty is a horrible name to lumber someone with (my name is Kirsty and I loathe it). Plus people call me Kirst all the time and it rhymes with cursed which isn't very jolly.

It Is a modern equivalent of Sharon I think.

Elspeth on the other hand is really lovely.

Cristiane Sun 31-Mar-13 10:07:20


gerbilsarefun Sun 31-Mar-13 10:29:53

Oh dear shock, I have a Kirsty who is 11 now. It's not really a common name for her generation, I never need to put her full name on PE kit as she has always been the only one in the school. She was 2 days old and nameless, I found the name Kirsten in a name book, OH said no, then I said Kirsty and that was it, it suited her down to the ground. We love her name and so does she. Incidentally, her middle name is Elizabeth, I'm thinking Elspeth is the scottish version.

Allalonenow Sun 31-Mar-13 10:32:28

Elspeth is lovely!

hairyqueenofscots Sun 31-Mar-13 10:35:02

i am an old kirsty and it was very unusual then, v popular now though.

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 31-Mar-13 10:36:34

Another Vote for Elspeth

RatPants Sun 31-Mar-13 10:37:36

I'm another old Kirsty and have always really liked my name. Didn't realise it was popular now. Also really like Elspeth though <no help> grin.

RatPants Sun 31-Mar-13 10:39:33

Gerbils I have exactly the same name as your daughter. grin

Was always the only one in my glass too.

littleacceb Sun 31-Mar-13 15:59:58

Elspeth! That would be my first choice if I didn't appear to be a producer of males only :D

Startail Sun 31-Mar-13 16:07:24

Elsapeth, Kirsty was the Courtney of my childhood.

I'm guessing it doesn't have quite that association in Scotland rather than '70's Wales, but Elsapeth is much prettier.

mathanxiety Sun 31-Mar-13 19:07:57

Both lovely but I think I prefer Elsa or Kirsten.

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Sun 31-Mar-13 19:11:39

Elspeth. Gorgeous name. Kirsty...nice but meh.

KristinaM Sun 31-Mar-13 19:24:48

Both lovely. And have no Sharon associations in Scotland anyway

Other suggestions - Morven , Iona, Mhairi, Catriona, Moran, Isla

Eilidh is a lovely names but very popular right now

KristinaM Sun 31-Mar-13 19:25:35

Sorry that should be Morag not Moran.Blardy autocorrect

hugoagogo Sun 31-Mar-13 19:27:43

I really like them both, I love scottish names, but I don't know many Kirstys.

I wonder where it has become so popular as it doesn't appear in the top 100. confused

GlaikitHasHerFizzBack Sun 31-Mar-13 19:30:54

Elspeth lovely
Kirsty a bit meh.

I know an elspeth nn Elsie, which is cute, but she still has a grown up name for when she gets her Nobel prize!

haveapear Sun 31-Mar-13 19:36:44

Dd2 is aged 7 is Elspeth, though known as Elsie. Lovely name but I am biased smile

GlaikitHasHerFizzBack Sun 31-Mar-13 19:40:10

Haveapear hmm where are you??? smile

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