Reminds me of the name Eloise. I think this should stay as a nickname for Elizabeth, though, because I can't exactly picture it looking good as a first name.
Feiticeiro  7/9/2019
My cousin is named Elsie. It's her first name, not a diminutive. I always liked it!
MayaHelen  3/14/2019
There is a great story which I read in Kiddie Lit in College called Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep. College was a LONG time ago and this little character and story really stuck with me.
BTNSaoirse9275  1/7/2019
In 2018, 83 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Elsie who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 682nd most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/8/2018
Elsie is a very cute name, which gives me an impression of small and cute, as well as grown-up and cool. It reminds me of a cool green stone, an emerald, somehow. It somehow echoes around your mind, making you remember it. I have never met anyone called Elsie, but now I wish I have. I haven't really thought about it much until last week, when they mentioned the name in History. The way the teacher said it reminded me of chances, hope and emeralds. Until then it had been edging up my favourite names list, and now it is my joint-second-favourite. It's a very pretty name.
BeccyLeader1  4/27/2018
Elsie is great as a shortened version of Elspeth, but also just as it is.
chockyboo  3/8/2017
I personally LOVE the name and will also be naming my daughter Elsie with Clare as her middle name. My great grandparents named my beloved grandfather L.C., just initials and my father's side carried the name Clarence as first and then middle names for 3 generations so I want to honor the beloved men on both sides of my family but still have a uniquely feminine name. If she ever does get picked on for sharing the name with the Bordan Cow, well.. I will just have to smile and tell her "Well, you know that I can't live without you or cheese".
CC Osborne  5/5/2016
My name is Elsie. I was named for my grandmother. I grew up when the Borden's Elsie the Cow advertising campaign was in full swing and I did get teased. I didn't like the name as a child because it was so unusual but I have grown to love it as an adult. In my life I have only met about 3 other Elsie's. It IS a pretty name and still rather rarely used I think.
deerfield506  12/26/2015
Elsie MacGill was the first female airplane designer in the world during WWII. She was Canadian and known as the "Queen of Hurricanes".
pencils  12/20/2015
My great uncle is named Elsie, I'm not sure it's just a girls name.
hindimjr  1/5/2015
I always pronounced it El-Z! A famous bearer is edwardian actress Lily Elsie.
DaisyGraceBaker  7/30/2014
Love the name Elsie. Its very cute, quirky, vintage sounding but not too unusual. I also know a grown up Elsie who is very cool/stylish.
JGal1  6/4/2013
The sweet and pious Elsie Dinsmore, from the Elsie novels by Martha Finley, bears this name. So does her daughter, Elsie Travilla, her mother, Elsie Greyson, and a few of her granddaughters.
Strangak  5/23/2013
Elsie Windes (born 1985 in Portland, Oregon) is an American water polo player and Olympic gold medalist.
― Anonymous User  8/12/2012
My best friend is about to name her baby girl Elsie. Very feminine, uncommon without being strange or hard to pronounce. One of the throwbacks to older names that doesn't sound unattractive.
Clovershot  2/5/2012
My name is Elspeth but everyone knows me as Elsie and I much prefer it to other diminutives of my name i.e. Ellie, Els, Ella etc.
However, one draw back is that I seem to only share my name with ladies over 65 or children under 2.
― Anonymous User  5/25/2010
My little cousin is named Elsie Grace which I think sounds rather old-fashioned, but in a good, traditional sort of way. It's not common in people my age, but seems to be becoming more popular.
amanda82  2/10/2010
Too cow-like. All I can picture is a cow with a bell around its neck. If it weren't for the cow, it would be tolerable, but still too cutesy.
faye  1/25/2009
It's a cute name, but after reading Borrowed Finery by Paula Fox, I think this name has been ruined for me because it was the name of the author's abusive mother.
bananarama  9/9/2008
I have lived the past 19 years with the name Elsie, I have enjoyed not having to deal with multiple Elsies in classrooms but I must admit the only problem with this name is not the name itself but the world that must read it. So many people will see the name Elsie and pronounce it Elise, it happens about 90% of the time.
noclue0828  8/2/2008
Despite its having recently re-entered the girls top 1,000 names in the United States, I still think of this name as associated with old ladies, but I don't really find it to be hideous as opposed to Bertha and Gertrude.

The northern English television soap Coronation Street had a red-haired character called Elsie Tanner, the soap's original sex-symbol in the Sixties, Seventies, and early Eighties.  9/5/2007
I think that Elsie is a lovely name by itself but I had a dog when I was small called Elsie and can no longer think of it as a human name.
writing the world  2/4/2007
I think Elsie is a very pretty name, and not as a shortend version of Elizabeth. But my grandma has all these names she calls 'Maids Names' because she grew up with maids. And she dosnt like the name Elsie because she reckons it's a maids name. I DISAGREE FULLY.

Elsie is one of the main-ish charecters on Gosford Park.
― Anonymous User  10/5/2006
I've heard of it used as short for Elspeth.
Wunderkind_Princess  8/14/2006
I have to say that I love this name, and there might be a possibility that I will use this name on my daughter some day (of course, if it doesn't get too popular). I thought this was just me at first, but this seems to sound more "Canadian" than "American", along with the pet form Gracie. Simply winsome denomination!
Starla-Marie_1993  8/12/2006
Elsie Sloane is the name of Tom Sloane's sister on the cartoon Daria. She's a minor character who appears in the movie Is It Fall Yet?
WeloveyouJesseLacey  3/2/2006
Elsie is the name of the Southern belle and heroine of the Elsie Dinsmore books.
Wunderkind_Princess  2/18/2006
My grandmother's name was Elsie and I wanted to name a daughter after her, but I was worried that the Borden mascot would be a source of teasing as she got older. Such a shame. So I transposed two of the letters and named her Elise, which I also think is beautiful.
― Anonymous User  1/10/2006
Elsie the Cow is the mascot for Borden's Dairy Products.
breakofday  12/30/2005
I think Elsie is a beautifully pretty name. I like it as a first name. Just like Katy's little sister, Elsie Carr, in the book "What Katy Did."
― Anonymous User  11/29/2005
It is sometimes used as a full name.
mariej2  5/12/2005

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