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#1 EvieLouise85

Posted 29 March 2019 - 08:27 PM

What do you think of the name Elsie? Is it too cutesy? Too insubstantial? What do you think as a sister name for Phoebe? Any potential middle name ideas?

Thanks x

#2 tayto...

Posted 29 March 2019 - 08:30 PM

My nan was Elsie Ada

So I’m biased but I really like it! We considered it for DD1 but I didn’t want to choose one of my Nans over the other

#3 JomoMum

Posted 29 March 2019 - 08:32 PM

I don’t like it, but that doesn’t matter if you like it :)


Posted 29 March 2019 - 08:33 PM

Elsie is all shades of awesome. Use it!

#5 Pink Flamingo

Posted 29 March 2019 - 08:36 PM

I think it’s gorgeous!

#6 lucky 2

Posted 29 March 2019 - 08:40 PM

An excellent name, I work with babies and I can't remember when I last heard the name Elsie. It's gorgeous.

#7 Sancti-claws

Posted 29 March 2019 - 08:42 PM

I love it, but then I loved my Auntie Elsie (my dad's aunt so very much a local grandma for us) so much too.

#8 kerilyntaryn

Posted 29 March 2019 - 08:45 PM

I think its nice and coming back - I have aunty Elsie in her 80's

Elsie and Phoebe is cute

mn - what is Phoebe's mn and are their family names

Louise, Louisa, Anne, May, Ruth, Rose, Gabrielle, Genevieve, Juliet, Katherine, Laura, Madeline, Susannah, Sophia, Lucinda, Caroline, Charlotte, Amelia, Angelique, Beatrix

#9 Threetwoone

Posted 29 March 2019 - 09:08 PM

I love Elsie. It's gorgeous and goes with Phoebe perfectly.

#10 EvieLouise85

Posted 29 March 2019 - 09:09 PM

Phoebes middle name is Amelia. I am wanting to keep away from family names (too many politics)😂

#11 Percival

Posted 29 March 2019 - 09:09 PM

I love Elsie. Dd was very nearly Elsie.

#12 EsmeLennox

Posted 29 March 2019 - 09:12 PM

Great name!

#13 *Melstar*

Posted 29 March 2019 - 09:12 PM

I love Elsie!

I think the middle name needs to be another classic.

E.g., Elsie May, Elsie Joy, Elsie Anne

#14 mivimummy

Posted 29 March 2019 - 09:26 PM

Love it. Would have happily used it for DD3 but didn’t appeal to DH.
I like Pearl as a mn (biased as I used Pearl for DD 2’s mn but I think it matches perfectly).

#15 Indefinable

Posted 29 March 2019 - 09:55 PM

I like Elsie. Potential middle names:

Elsie Gisele
Elsie Harper
Elsie Kate
Elsie Miranda
Elsie Violet

#16 kerilyntaryn

Posted 29 March 2019 - 09:56 PM

Kirsten, Kristen, Kathryn, Natalia,

#17 EmmaFY

Posted 29 March 2019 - 10:50 PM

I think Elsie is gorgeous. My DHs great nan was Elsie.

Depending on your tastes, there are ways give it a modern flair:

Elsie Grey, Elsie Lane, Elsie Lux, Elsie Wren, Elsie Willow, Elsie Harlow, Elsie Brynn, Elsie Rae,

If a more classical feel is what you are after:
Elsie Rose, Elsie Maeve, Elsie Grace, Elsie Belle, Elsie Florence, Elsie Sophia, Elsie Kate.

Edited by EmmaFY, 29 March 2019 - 11:05 PM.

#18 seayork2002

Posted 29 March 2019 - 10:54 PM

I love it!

#19 VVV

Posted 29 March 2019 - 10:56 PM

A bit cutesy for me.

#20 Ellie bean

Posted 29 March 2019 - 11:26 PM

I like it

#21 Gudrun

Posted 29 March 2019 - 11:40 PM

Really dislike.  No rational reason.  It seems 'weak' next to Phoebe to me.

I really like Phoebe.


Posted 29 March 2019 - 11:57 PM

Don't do it. It was my nickname once, hated it.

#23 Sancti-claws

Posted 30 March 2019 - 01:11 AM

The beloved aunt above was Elsie Isobel

#24 MissMilla

Posted 30 March 2019 - 01:20 AM

To me it sounds like the name of a sweet old lady. I just cant picture anyone younger than 80 with that name :)
Its looks nice written and sounds nice and all but i cant get the 'old' out of my head.

#25 Lou-bags

Posted 30 March 2019 - 01:58 AM

I love it. It was on my girls list though DH vetoed as it has been used by a friend.

I like it best with a three syllable middle.

Elsie Amelia would have been gorgeous.
Elsie Maria
Elsie Josephine
Elsie Isabelle/Isobel

Or a short one.

Elsie Kate (Emma Kate and Emma Elisabeth are two combos I love also)
Elsie Clare
Elsie Jane/Jade/Jaye

Elsie could also be a nickname for Elisabeth (my Aunt Elisabeth goes by Else or Elsie), or for Elspeth.

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