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17caterpillars1mouse Sun 15-Oct-17 18:50:32

What are your thoughts on Essie (thinking of as a shortening for Elspeth). The mail varnish brand association doesn't bother me in the slightest. So thoughts?

TeddyIsaHe Sun 15-Oct-17 18:52:02

My first thought was Esso unfortunately. I love Elspeth though!

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Sun 15-Oct-17 18:53:04

Essie would be made into Nessie in the playground.

I associate Elspeth with the cartoon "The Family Ness" from my childhood. But I actually really like the name!

AnyaMoondial Sun 15-Oct-17 20:33:54

I love the name Elspeth, it is wonderful. Essie is a cute nn.

bridgetreilly Sun 15-Oct-17 20:36:50

Elspeth is lovely. Could also be Elsie?

HoratioNightboy Sun 15-Oct-17 20:56:08

Essie is one of the historic shortenings of Elspeth so prefectly fine to use it like that. But it looks like Essie has become a name in its own right recently - some of the websites are listing it as a French name derived from Estella. Not that they're always accurate about these things...

Other traditional shortenings for Elspeth (in Scotland at least) are/were Elsie, Elspie, Elspa, Eppie, Epps and Nepps. Any use?

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 15-Oct-17 21:33:18

Elspeth is lovely, I think Essie/Ellie, are fine as nick names.

Allthecake Sun 15-Oct-17 21:44:22

Elspeth is lovely, prefer Elsie to Essie but there’s nothing wrong with it! And the Family Ness was an awesome cartoon!

SuperBeagle Sun 15-Oct-17 22:03:31

I would assume an Essie would short for Estelle or something similar. I'd assume and Elspeth would be shortened to Elsie...

I like Essie, but don't like Elspeth.

AtSea1979 Sun 15-Oct-17 22:05:07

Sounds wrong to me, like it's missing a first consonant. Like N or B or something.

stopbeingadramallama Sun 15-Oct-17 22:06:32

I thought Esso.

It’s not the worst, but it seems like there’s something missing.

Tigertots Mon 16-Oct-17 09:42:51

I didn't realise Essie was short for Elspeth; I assumed it was derived from Esther or Esmeralda.

It makes me think of the little fainting pupil in the superb Anne of Green Gables: the Sequel; I thought Essie was sweeter than her more prominent pal Emmeline.

CabernetSauvignyoni Mon 16-Oct-17 10:01:15

I did instantly go to nail varnish, but if you're ok with that then it's a sweet nickname and Elspeth is lovely!

PandorasXbox Mon 16-Oct-17 10:02:38

I’m not keen sorrry. Essie and Effie aren’t pleasant soundings names imo.

Montacute Mon 16-Oct-17 13:13:33

I think Essie is really cute but would prefer it as a shortening for Estelle/Estella. Elspeth doesn't really do it for me. Old churchy Scottish woman's name.

KoalaD Mon 16-Oct-17 14:10:02

It's a bit...unfinished? Hissy?

I do like Esther, but not Elspeth.

TempStamos Mon 16-Oct-17 14:16:04

My friends Dd is called Elspeth, lots of people hear Elsbeth and have started calling her Beth at school. I love the name Essie though.

overmybreadbody Mon 16-Oct-17 14:16:49

I just think of the nail varnish blush

MyOtherProfile Mon 16-Oct-17 14:17:57

Nobody watch Holby? I'm put off it by Essie in Holby.

Ohmyfuck Mon 16-Oct-17 14:22:40

Essie is a cute name. (As long as she doesn't turn out to be messy?)

Ploppie4 Mon 16-Oct-17 14:24:19

LIke it

Ploppie4 Mon 16-Oct-17 14:24:38

There’s also Bess

Stringofpearls Mon 16-Oct-17 14:25:36

Yes the nail varnish does spring to mind, but lots of other names are used for brands too. For example Zoe (a Renault), Maria (biscuits) and Henry/Hetty (hoovers). If you love it then I say go ahead, I think it's quite pretty.

burninghigh Mon 16-Oct-17 19:58:38

It's pretty.

buttercup54321 Mon 16-Oct-17 22:21:38

Esso springs to mind. Have you finished your essay Essie?. Wouldn't be my choice!!

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