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Is Elsie overused now?

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ErrantBakedBean Wed 14-Feb-18 15:37:42

Just that really - we're thinking of a longer name but the only shortening of it that we like is Elsie (I realise you can't always affect what shortening they end up with though). Is it very popular?

lizzlebizzle33 Wed 14-Feb-18 15:43:41

I don't think it's overused at all, it's lovely.

IVflytrap Wed 14-Feb-18 15:46:01

No, not at all. I don't know any Elsies.

GummyGoddess Wed 14-Feb-18 15:48:10

Should be helpful if popularity is a consideration.

ChocolateCrunch Wed 14-Feb-18 16:11:29

No, I don't know any Elsies

Jammycustard Wed 14-Feb-18 16:32:05

I’ve met one under 5.
What’s the longer name?

Chewbecca Wed 14-Feb-18 16:49:50

I don't know any.

user1499786242 Wed 14-Feb-18 16:51:38

In my opinion names like
Elsie Evie Isla ivy are really popular!
Where I live anyway!!

lizzlebizzle33 Wed 14-Feb-18 18:12:43

I hear Evie, Isla a lot but not Elsie.
Will it be short for Elizabeth,

Whippetmamma Wed 14-Feb-18 18:19:43

The only Elsie I know is my great aunt who’s in her 70s! It’s a lovely name, wouldn’t say it’s over popular, but I guess that may vary from area to area

MikeUniformMike Wed 14-Feb-18 20:58:29

It's quite popular. It is a short form of Elizabeth. It could be short for Elspeth too, I suppose. It's nice.
I don't think you can go wrong with Elizabeth nn Elsa or Elsie.

MikeUniformMike Wed 14-Feb-18 20:59:31

Forgot to add - it will get shortened by kids to Else. Still like it.

noitsachicken Wed 14-Feb-18 21:00:18

There two in our toddler music class!

noitsachicken Wed 14-Feb-18 21:00:34

There were two!

SuperBeagle Wed 14-Feb-18 22:04:37

Not where I am. I only know one Elsie and she's my age (early 30s).

TenThousandSpoons Thu 15-Feb-18 02:14:18

I know one, aged 6. It’s cute!

Itsjustaphase84 Thu 15-Feb-18 02:30:03

There are 2 Elsie's in my dc nursery class. I think im the exception here. go for it. It's a lovely name and I doubt its that popular elsewhere.

HuskyMcClusky Thu 15-Feb-18 03:00:22

I think it’s getting there. I don’t like it anyway, it feels wishy-washy. Like Maisie.

Pemba Thu 15-Feb-18 03:56:25

Elise is much nicer.

MakeItStopNeville Thu 15-Feb-18 04:03:19

All the Elsie’s I know of have died at a ripe old age. Don’t know any young ones but all the old ones I knew were awesome women.

Barre Thu 15-Feb-18 07:24:16

I only know one or two but it feels like a very popular “type”, IYSWIM.

pipilangstrumpf Thu 15-Feb-18 07:55:36

I also much prefer Elise!

ErrantBakedBean Thu 15-Feb-18 08:25:09

It would be a nn for Eloisa, though I'm sure she'd get Ellie which certainly is popular. The darkgreener chart (thanks Gummy) does show a spike and that'll just be given names not shortenings... Good to hear it doesn't SEEM popular to write a few people yet.

Other nn suggestions welcome!

ErrantBakedBean Thu 15-Feb-18 08:29:01


MammieBear Thu 15-Feb-18 08:59:53

Not come across any (Merseyside)

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