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Is Elsa a complete name?

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Ruththetooth Sun 18-Aug-13 08:42:16

Pretty set on using Elsa if DC2 (due in 2 days) is a girl. Just can't decide whether it's a full name in it's own right, or whether it's a short version of Elizabeth. What do you think?

fanjodisfunction Sun 18-Aug-13 08:48:58

I think of it as a full name. It wouldn't even occur to me that it was a nn for Elizabeth if I was introduced to an Elsa.

BikeRunSki Sun 18-Aug-13 08:50:05

It is a full name, and a lovely one at that. Was on list for DD.

NickyNackyNooNoo Sun 18-Aug-13 09:04:33

Yes, I know quite a few ranging from 40 to 4 - I think it's a lovely name unusual but not 'out there' smile

ProtectiveMother Sun 18-Aug-13 09:06:34

It's a perfect name. I think it's Scandinavian and hasn't got anything to do with Elizabeth there. I quite liked it too.

Vatta Sun 18-Aug-13 09:17:14

Full name definitely. It wouldn't occur to me it was a shortening of anything tbh.

ConcreteElephant Sun 18-Aug-13 11:06:25

I agree it's a full name. I really like it and have an Aunt named Ailsa, which is a variant spelling. I think it is distantly related to Elizabeth it doesn't make me think of Elizabeth at all. Lovely choice.

Dimitiesofblue Sun 18-Aug-13 11:22:55

Yes, I think so.

BigBongTheory Sun 18-Aug-13 11:36:07


LifeIsNow Sun 18-Aug-13 11:36:38

No 1 on our list for a it! Using it as a name in it's own right. Love love love it!!

LifeIsNow Sun 18-Aug-13 11:37:40

Forgot to say it is a name as it stands in Scandinavia....

Sunnysummer Sun 18-Aug-13 11:51:11

I love it as a full name, always makes me think of the lioness (in a good way) smile

MrsSchadenfreude Sun 18-Aug-13 13:48:58

It's one of our family names (German family) and tends to be pronounced as "Elza" rather than with a soft "s" by my central European relations, although the anglicised ones say "Elssa"

I don't particularly love it, but think it is a lot nicer than Elsie.

roweeena Sun 18-Aug-13 14:20:30

Full name & I like it

Holly94 Sun 18-Aug-13 22:51:27

Yes definitely a full name. I have a 3 year old cousin named Elsa and I think it's a lovely name. She's named as 'Elizabeth' on her birth certificate but from day 1 has been known as Elsa.

TwoTearsInABucket Sun 18-Aug-13 22:54:28

Yes, my Grandmaman's name - Swiss-German and pronounced Elza. I'd forgotten that, thanks for reminding me mrsSchadenfreude.

Schmoochypoos Mon 19-Aug-13 00:12:36

I think it is a lovely name, in it's own right.

PrincessYoni Mon 19-Aug-13 22:11:39

envy I looooove this name! It doesn't go with our surname unfortunately. Definitely a name in its own right.

eatyourveg Mon 19-Aug-13 22:17:27

Does Ailsa work better for you in terms of seeing it as a whole name?

picnicbasketcase Mon 19-Aug-13 22:21:46


Nope, I think it's just a name by itself.

miffybun73 Mon 19-Aug-13 22:31:10

Yes, I think so. Lovely name.

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