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  1. #1
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    Sep 2012
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    Is Elsie too nicknamey??

    We are nowhere near settling on a name yet. Due in a little over 2 weeks. Not sure if boy or girl. I am loving Elsie as a sister for Mhairi and Fiona. Is Elsie too nick namey though? Would it need a full version? My husband still prefers Sadie for a girl but I have to say, I'd love another Scottish themed name if it's a girl and Elsie fits that mold.
    Mom to Mhairi Elizabeth (March 19, 2010) & Fiona Lilidh (Dec 21, 2012) Baby #3 Due March 2014

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
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    I really like Elsie as a nn for Elisabeth but that's just me

  3. #5
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    Jan 2014
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    I personally don't like nicknames as full names, but it seems to work now.
    polina, nineteen
    french/russian/swedish living in st. petersburg, russia
    art history major, web developer



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  4. #7
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    Dec 2011
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    I don't think it is too nicknamey at all. It is a classic solid name. I met a little Elsie at the park one day and while it is a great name I still think of that stupid Borden Cow even though it is so far removed from my generation. Most children wouldn't have that association though.

  5. #9
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    It's cute on a little girl but I can't imagine it on a grown woman. Elsa is lovely though, and an easy gateway to nn Elsie.
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