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tinckabellee Tue 10-Sep-19 16:29:56

Bit nervous to post this... thoughts? (Hides under duvet)

gracepoolesrum Tue 10-Sep-19 16:35:59

For a girl I assume? I've never heard this name, have you made it up? I actually quite like it. Also I often see ppl post on here saying they want a unique name and then listing names that are merely rare, this in my world at least would be genuinely unique!!

bluebell34567 Tue 10-Sep-19 16:39:07

i am not sure your child will be happy with this name.

Peony99 Tue 10-Sep-19 16:40:47

It sounds like someone saying Alaska with a South African accent.

Wouldn't be my first choice, sorry...

TheVanguardSix Tue 10-Sep-19 16:40:59

Do you mean Eliska, the Czech/Slovak diminutive for Elise?
Eleska sounds like Alaska.
Eliska is very sweet, but I would assume you were of Czech/Slovak origin.

AuntieStella Tue 10-Sep-19 16:45:05

I've not come across this name before, and don't really take to it.

Is it a dinimutive of an Eastern European name? In which case, go for it and honour your heritage.

But my first thought was that it was a bit reminiscent of Electra, and somehow not quite right.

Reallybadidea Tue 10-Sep-19 16:59:05

Sounds like Alexa.

Morado Tue 10-Sep-19 17:07:41

I love it.. Almost named my daughter this but my OH wouldn't allow it as it sounded too much like Alaska. It's never been listed on the ONS so it's nice and rare 😁

Sagradafamiliar Tue 10-Sep-19 17:17:09

It sounds like Vanessa Feltz' DD's names combined

AverageMummy Tue 10-Sep-19 18:17:49

Is it a real name? They’ll spend their life with people thinking they’re called Alexa or Alaska

mumof2xo Tue 10-Sep-19 18:32:24

I actually quite like it. The closest name I know to it is Aneska

lilypips Tue 10-Sep-19 18:42:10

You know when people say AKS instead of ASK?

Sounds like saying EleSKA instead of AleXA


L0bstersLass Tue 10-Sep-19 18:49:54

It's all been said already. You will not be thanked for this name.

NameChange84 Tue 10-Sep-19 18:53:19

I’m really sorry but I don’t like it. Difficult to figure out at first glance. Looks like a misspelling of Alexa.

ViserionTheDragon Tue 10-Sep-19 18:55:45

Yep, sounds like Alaska.

MrsJoshNavidi Tue 10-Sep-19 18:56:36

Are you forrin? If so, go for it.
If not avoid, avoid, avoid.

Icantthinkofanynewnames Tue 10-Sep-19 18:56:58

It DOES sound like a South African saying 'Alaska'! Also it does sound made up. Also what if people use 'Les' as a nickname - probably one of the worst nicknames of all time!

RubbingHimSourly Tue 10-Sep-19 18:57:14

I know an Electra.......she does carry the name well tho (( globe trotting fashion designer ))

user1493494961 Tue 10-Sep-19 19:04:57

Dreadful, although she would probably end up as Ellie.

Tillygetsit Tue 10-Sep-19 22:59:03

I know a husky called this so I like it!

abiirthdaycake Wed 11-Sep-19 00:25:42

"elska" is Icelandic for "love" and älska (pronounced the same) is the Swedish. It's a sweet name for a pet I think but not a baby. I'd just think of it whenever I saw Eleska

Morado Wed 11-Sep-19 11:22:37

The negative comments only make me love this name more 😂

forkfun Wed 11-Sep-19 11:24:58

Sounds like a medical device.

OtraCosaMariposa Wed 11-Sep-19 12:35:15

Alaska? Alexa? Electra? A mash up of Eleanor and Erika?

It's not a great choice.

SoupDragon Wed 11-Sep-19 12:37:42

It sounds like someone saying Alaska with a South African accent.

Or possibly in a very post accent like the Queen.

I don't dislike it as such but "Alaska" would put me off it.

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