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mummytobeforbabyno1 Tue 08-Nov-16 10:54:07

Just how popular is it right now?

Pipilangstrumpf Tue 08-Nov-16 11:01:48

Never met one. Sounds like a nickname.

NavyandWhite Tue 08-Nov-16 11:39:42

Elsie is awful.

strawberrypenguin Tue 08-Nov-16 11:42:18

I know a 5yo one.

angelpuffs Tue 08-Nov-16 11:43:03

I think it's lovely- and still quite unusual smile

GinIsIn Tue 08-Nov-16 11:49:34

As a full name? I like it but thought it was the nickname for Elsbeth?

namechange7711 Tue 08-Nov-16 11:55:02

I know a couple of babies/toddlers called Elsie. I suspect it's moving up the charts, as it's pretty similar to Ellie/Ella and people are probably getting bored of them so looking for something a little more unusual.

Eightiesmate Tue 08-Nov-16 11:56:43

My daughter Is Elise. You can guarantee that whenever we have an appointment and her name needs to be called over a tannoy (doctors usually) they will call 'Elsie'.

The last time it happened someone actually sniggered out loud in the waiting room when my daughter stood up.

228agreenend Tue 08-Nov-16 12:04:11

I think it's lovely.

ViewBasket Tue 08-Nov-16 12:29:46

I know of one young Elsie, not sure if it's short for anything.

DramaAlpaca Tue 08-Nov-16 12:33:26

I've never met one under the age of about 75.

BratFarrarsPony Tue 08-Nov-16 12:36:45

Elsie Tanner ...
I think it one of those granny names that might be due a revival...just not quite yet.

Frazzled2207 Tue 08-Nov-16 12:46:09

I know two pre-schoolers called Elsie. Not keen, don't most people have a great great aunty Elsie who is 90+?
Elise otoh, is lovely

lynniep Tue 08-Nov-16 13:01:53

I know a toddler Elsie. Its quite cute.

NavyandWhite Tue 08-Nov-16 13:18:02

I think it has tried to gain popularity. I met a very cute little girl called Elsie 11 years ago in Cornwall.

I can only think of Elsie Tanner too, or my friend's Grandma that always had a whiff of mothballs about her.

groovygreenwichgirl Tue 08-Nov-16 13:23:36

I have met 2 under 1 at baby groups recently. I think people are choosing it over Elsa because of Frozen!

ErrolTheDragon Tue 08-Nov-16 13:38:53

I've come across a couple of small Elsies in the last few years. Definitely an early 20th c granny type of name in my book, but it is being revived. I knew one elderly Elsie who hated it ... said it was a housemaid's name.hmmgrin

DownWithThisSortaThing Tue 08-Nov-16 13:44:16

I think it's quite sweet, I know a baby Elsie and shes lovely.

Bubblegum18 Tue 08-Nov-16 13:48:39

I've known several elderly Elsie's my SIL was going to use it even suggested it when I was having my DD 🙈 Thankfully I didn't use it nor did she

AntiHop Tue 08-Nov-16 13:51:47

I like elsie. It's a nn for Elizabeth. I'd use the full name on the birth certificate and then shorten it.

Pipilangstrumpf Tue 08-Nov-16 13:54:50

I'd hate to be called Elsie as a grown woman, it doesn't sound elegant at all. Maybe cute for a toddler, but not a teen or adult imo.

PigInMuck86 Tue 08-Nov-16 13:58:09

I have an Elsie who is 6 and adores her name as it is unique. She was named for a family friend

Lindy2 Tue 08-Nov-16 14:11:18

I know a few little Elsie's here. It is becoming fairly popular in my region.
My grandmother was Elsie so it is an old lady name to me but I do like it. My daughter has the middle name Elise after my grandmither but with IMO a bit of a more modern/pretty twist.

Frankiefarr Tue 08-Nov-16 15:58:47

My granny was an Elsie so I associate it with old ladies and false teeth. It is a nickname for Elizabeth but it seems in the early 20th century it was given as a specific name. My nan was an Elsie on her birth certificate.

Mind you, my mother was going to be called Emily in 1940 in honour of my great grandmother but absolutely everyone said urgh no you can't call your child that it's so old fashioned. So she ended up being called Jean one of four in her class.

What goes around comes around. If you like it, go for it

Choccyhobnob Tue 08-Nov-16 16:08:53

I know 2 under 2, I think it's nice

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