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Browne Mon 14-Apr-14 16:17:24

Expecting a DD in August smile DP and I have really struggled to find a name we both like. We've just came across Elise - I love it, he likes it.

Have any of you came across anyone with this name? Know of different spellings for Elise (although I do like this spelling)? What's your first impression of this name?

outtheothersidefinally Mon 14-Apr-14 16:19:42

Beautiful. Congratulations on your pregnancy, won't be long before you welcome Elise!

flakjacket Mon 14-Apr-14 16:22:52

My best friend was called Elise when I was at primary school. She is the only one I have ever known. She was lovely, so is the name smile.

Browne Mon 14-Apr-14 16:24:49

Thank you both smile It's the first name I've came across and instantly loved

florascotia Mon 14-Apr-14 16:36:32

Very pretty. Elise is the usual spelling in the UK and several other countries.

For an amazing variety of other spellings/variants (mostly of related name, Elizabeth) in different countries, see:

If you like classical music, then there's a bonus: Elise's own special tune, by Beethoven, no less:

ZingSweetCoconut Mon 14-Apr-14 16:44:23

lovely, go for it.

and you can play Fur Elise to baby now and forever more!smile

funtimesahead Mon 14-Apr-14 16:56:39

It's a lovely name! I know a South African Elize but prefer your spelling...

notasgreenasimcabbagelooking Mon 14-Apr-14 17:02:21

My friends grand daughter has Elise as middle name. Occasionally people have thought it was a spelling mistake for "Elsie" but other than that I think it's a sweet name.

DramaAlpaca Mon 14-Apr-14 17:05:17

Lovely name.

I've also come across it with the spelling Elyse (in the US) but prefer your version.

Browne Mon 14-Apr-14 17:20:33

I'm really glad it's all positive reviews so far - I haven't met an Elise or heard anyone mention the name before so it's really helpful getting a sounding board on here. Hope DP doesn't change his mind because I'm pretty sold on Elise!

Blueberrybaby Mon 14-Apr-14 17:30:26

Yes I really like Elise too. It was a possible middle name for DD, but we went with a family name instead.

HaroldLloyd Mon 14-Apr-14 17:31:47

I went to school with an Elise. I think it's a lovely name, quite pretty but not too cute if that makes any sense!

JustADadHere Mon 14-Apr-14 17:36:06

I like that name. You can always get her quite a flash car too - the Lotus Elise.

Willabywallaby Mon 14-Apr-14 17:37:09

In our house it's a car

Browne Mon 14-Apr-14 17:39:19

Harold that's exactly why I like it, I think it's feminine but not too girly girly. Thanks for your input everyone!

Damnautocorrect Mon 14-Apr-14 17:41:24

I know two elises, lovely name. I'd have had it for a girl if surname allowed

SpearmintLino Mon 14-Apr-14 17:42:32

I know an Elise who's in her twenties; she's lovely too. She sometimes gets called Elsie though (an equally nice name, in my opinion) grin

Lindalehughes Mon 14-Apr-14 19:07:53

I used to know an Elise and have always thought it a beautiful and unusual name. Congratulations!

funnyoldonion Mon 14-Apr-14 19:08:40

My best friend's middle name, I hadn't heard until I met her, she was really proud of it and we all thought it was really lovely and a little different too. Go for it! I think it's gorgeous x

MincingOnBy Mon 14-Apr-14 19:09:35

Love it

ChickenMe Mon 14-Apr-14 21:17:17

I think it's pretty and you shouldn't even question it

GwenStacy Mon 14-Apr-14 21:26:52

I wanted an Elise - first heard it in the PJ Harvey song smile

friedeggs Mon 14-Apr-14 21:47:42

my name is a Elise and I'm 42, people always comment on it and tell me it's a lovely name, it's a great conversation opener. although I have been called Elsie all my life, so perhaps spell it Elize or Elyse. I love my name and I wouldn't change it for the world, plus I've never met another one.

Noappointmentnecessary Mon 14-Apr-14 21:51:28

My cousins name is ELISA - she is italian so say it with an accent - lol

Browne Mon 14-Apr-14 22:37:54

It is a gorgeous name, so chuffed I came across it! Loving that it's not a really common name but at the same time it's not too out there. fried eggs when I first saw the name I read it Elsie, but I think Elise is the prettiest spelling I've came across smile

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