Thoughts on...... Elsie

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VintageGirl89 Sun 28-Jun-20 15:58:20

Just looking for some thoughts/opinions on the name Elsie? Am concerned it might be quite old sounding next to Noah.

I'm not worried about popularity, I actually prefer top 100 names having had an uncommon name myself growing up and hating it.
Siblings are Noah and Jacob.

The other names we are considering are:
Isabella, Daisy, Poppy, Amelia, Connie, Chloe, Robyn (worried this could only be used for a Christmas baby?), Lily-Rose (people on here don't seem to like double barrel names?) and Delilah (negative biblical reference? Maybe off putting slighty).

Which would you pick? And why?

Many thanks.

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formerbabe Sun 28-Jun-20 16:00:32

Isabella, Daisy, Poppy, Amelia, Connie, Chloe. All nice

Lily rose is not nice imo... nor Delilah

Elsie is a bit too old lady for my taste

VintageGirl89 Sun 28-Jun-20 16:01:15

Forgot to add Sofia to list. Prefer this spelling due to international links.

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SospanFrangipan Sun 28-Jun-20 16:01:32

I like Elsie, how how about the Welsh way without the e on the end - Elsi?

Whatsyourflava Sun 28-Jun-20 16:02:08

I honestly love all your names but favourite probably Elsie as it works well with Noah

You know Noah is a really old name too right. It sounds modern now but so does Elsie too. Every Elsie your daughter will meet us likely to be her age or younger ❤️

eddiemairswife Sun 28-Jun-20 16:02:43 Edwardian housemaid.

DramaAlpaca Sun 28-Jun-20 16:04:30

Sofia or Isabella would be my preference.

I don't like Elsie, it's dowdy and twee.


dementedpixie Sun 28-Jun-20 16:05:15

my mum is an Elsie but its actually short for Elizabeth in her case

Destroyedpeople Sun 28-Jun-20 16:05:41

No offence but Elsie does sound like a victorian housemaid. And it doesn't sound like a full name.
Sofia is cool.
Any name double barrelled with Rose does sound a little.....tired these days.

ttigerlilly Sun 28-Jun-20 16:11:30

I really like Elsie, I think it's lovely for a child and for an adult. And not too overused nowadays.

I also like all the other names you have listed, but I think my favourites are Daisy, Poppy and Delilah

Great taste!

Roselilly36 Sun 28-Jun-20 16:13:03

Love it

Roselilly36 Sun 28-Jun-20 16:15:26

I also like Esme

VintageGirl89 Sun 28-Jun-20 16:25:00

@Roselilly36 I like Esme but dislike the different spellings and variation in pronounciations (ez-me and ez-may).

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Thistlegirl4 Sun 28-Jun-20 16:27:31

Isabella and Delilah are lovely. I really don't like Elsie at all, for me it just doesn't sound nice.

Mammyloveswine Sun 28-Jun-20 16:32:47

I love Elsie! Also love Esme, Elodie and Clara!

sundowners Sun 28-Jun-20 16:34:47

Really like Elsie

daisypond Sun 28-Jun-20 16:35:26

Sorry, I really dislike Elsie - it’s so frumpy and dowdy and just says “hard life of grinding poverty” to me. It gets mentioned a lot on here, which I find baffling. Eliza is better.

Isabella, Daisy, Poppy, Amelia, Connie, Chloe are fine as names. I’m not wild about Daisy, though. Connie only as short for Constance.

Robyn I dislike, and I would spell it Robin - and I would still dislike it.

Lily-Rose is a bit naff.

Delilah is a no-go. It’s like calling your DC Jezebel or Judas.

ManualFlusherSnot Sun 28-Jun-20 16:37:46

I have an Elsie, it’s such a beautiful name. Although I didn’t realise how popular it was when I named her.

SirSamuelVimesBlackboardMonito Sun 28-Jun-20 16:37:51

Not keen on Elsie. Really like Connie and Chloe though.

Sooobooored Sun 28-Jun-20 16:38:02

I don’t like it at all and it doesn’t particularly go with your boys’ names.

CraazyCatLady Sun 28-Jun-20 16:40:00

My baby is called Elsie, and everyone that hears it loves it. I think it's a really pretty name. It took us a while to decide, I liked similar names to you, but as soon as she was born, I knew she was an Elsie x

MaddeningtheUnhelpful Sun 28-Jun-20 16:43:20

LOVE Elsie. Wanted it for DC3... alas he wouldn't have suited it...

PurBal Sun 28-Jun-20 16:43:25

Love Elsie. I know a few and would definitely have made my list.

LotusClover Sun 28-Jun-20 16:47:18

Sorry, I don't like it. It's far too cutesy.

midsomermurderess Sun 28-Jun-20 16:55:40

I like it. And it makes me think of the Elsie Inglis Maternity Hospital in Edinburgh, named in honour of an innovate Scottish doctor and suffragist. Nothing dowdy or twee about her.

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