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fatrabbit Fri 03-Mar-17 20:37:59

I have loved the name Elsa for years since long before Frozen. I mentioned the name to some friends recently when discussing potential names and they said it is ridiculous and she would be teased as everyone would just think of the film. Do you think they are right or will the Frozen association fade at all with time? When you hear Elsa do you just think of Frozen?

PineapplePunch Fri 03-Mar-17 20:38:34

Let it go.

Allthebestnamesareused Fri 03-Mar-17 20:48:31

What Pineapple said grin

Previously I'd have thought of the lion from Born Free but now it does conjure up Let it Go!

EsmesBees Fri 03-Mar-17 20:50:43

It's a shame as it's a lovely name, but afraid the Frozen connection is too strong for me. How about Erica as an alternative?

Awwlookatmybabyspider Fri 03-Mar-17 21:28:20

Well there are plenty of Thomas James running around. Thomas and friends haven't ruined those names, have they

SuperBeagle Fri 03-Mar-17 21:34:37

Nope.

Too heavily associated with Frozen.

It'd be like naming your child Ariel a couple of years after The Little Mermaid came out.

carnation2531 Fri 03-Mar-17 21:36:59

I know an Ailsa which is spelt different but pronounced the same way?

MrsGsnow18 Fri 03-Mar-17 21:39:20

I know an Elsa who was born a few years before frozen and everyone associates her name with the film. It has started to annoy her a lot (she's 9 now) but in a few years time this may not still be the case. There will be new Disney films out I'm sure.

CactusFred Fri 03-Mar-17 21:41:04

I used to like this name - Born Free - but the film has stolen it's thunder at the moment I'm afraid. Don't do it!

Eliza?

SarcasmMode Fri 03-Mar-17 21:43:15

I prefer Ana but yes, I'd think Frozen. Which is a shame- Elsa as a middle name would be lovely though.

mum2be2boys Fri 03-Mar-17 21:43:40

Sorry but I automatically think of Frozen too.

PinPon Fri 03-Mar-17 21:44:27

How about Elspeth, nickname Elsa?

Chocarocker Fri 03-Mar-17 21:47:27

I have an Elsa and no one has ever really commented on the Frozen association. It worried me when I was naming her but I was told if you really like it then go with it as in a few years no one will even think about it.

fatrabbit Fri 03-Mar-17 21:53:24

How old is your Elsa, Chocarocker? That's good to hear it hasn't really attracted comments about Frozen, it is such a beautiful name.

Cactus, I do like Eliza as well so that is a possibility if we decide against Elsa.

ummlilia Fri 03-Mar-17 21:57:10

I'd also think of Elsa the lioness from Born Free (but my children are too old for Frozen.) I still like it though.

Joeybee Fri 03-Mar-17 23:25:14

It definitely has a strong Frozen connection right now. It's hard to know though how long Frozen will be popular for, the name may lose the connection quickly...or maybe not, maybe it'll be strong always like Simba/Lion King, Ariel/Little Mermaid, Belle/Beauty and The Beast!

Rainatnight Sat 04-Mar-17 07:07:22

What about Elsie? Or Elise?

Catherinebee85 Sat 04-Mar-17 21:46:14

I was gonna say Elise, Elisa or Elsie too. Or Ailsa?

lalaland1985 Sun 05-Mar-17 21:58:02

Do you want to build a snowman?

FatOldBag Sun 05-Mar-17 22:07:23

It used to be Alf's wife on home and away <shows age> but now it's 100% Frozen to me. I don't think she'd be teased for it though, and it'll be forgotten by the time she's a grown up (unless they do a sequel). You could go for Elsie if you really want to avoid people thinking of Frozen.

SaltySeaBird Sun 05-Mar-17 22:17:02

It was my number 2 name for DD but by the time I had a second DC (who was a boy anyway) I had abandoned the name due to the Frozen connection. Probably find in 10 years it will be fine but for this generation I think no.

avaj Sun 05-Mar-17 22:32:07

Alf's wife in home and away was Ailsa. It's a nice Scottish name, and very similar sound.

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 05-Mar-17 22:39:00

It's a nice name, I'd still use it. The Frozen link is hardly a dreadful one, it isn't like you're considering calling your daughter Myra.

crapfatbanana Sun 05-Mar-17 23:17:38

I'd use it. It's a lovely name. As Alis says, it's not like you want to call her Myra.

Kazzawazza69 Mon 06-Mar-17 21:28:33

Lovely name - very heavily associated with Frozen for me but I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing.

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