Another Name Has Been Proposed - Dessa vs. Elsa

See the results of this poll: Which do you prefer

Respondents: 19 (This poll is closed)

  • Dessa (nn Dess or Dee): 3 (16%)
  • Elsa (nn Elsie or Elle): 16 (84%)

I voted for [name]Elsa[/name]!

My first thought was the name [name]Odessa[/name] until I found out it meant full of wrath.

I am luke warm re [name]Elsa[/name] I love [name]Isla[/name] though



[name]Dessa[/name] is so cute! [name]Elsa[/name] is too! [name]Dee[/name] for a nn for [name]Dessa[/name] is ADORABLE! I actually have a girl named something close to [name]Elsa[/name]: [name]Elsie[/name] (her real name is [name]Elizabeth[/name], but the family calls her [name]Elsie[/name]). I really hope you continue with the figuring-out-names thing.

[name]Elsa[/name] is lovely. Have you thought about [name]Elsa[/name] [name]Davina[/name], [name]Elsa[/name] [name]Davida[/name] or [name]Elsa[/name] [name]Desdemona[/name], [name]Elsa[/name] Despina. Good luck:)

I voted for [name]Elsa[/name], because [name]Dessa[/name], while pretty, feels like a nickname for [name]Odessa[/name] to me.

I also worry that [name]Dessa[/name] will be mistaken for the more popular [name]Tessa[/name]. (When I say it out loud, [name]Dessa[/name] kind of sounds like someone with a cold saying “[name]Tessa[/name].” That may just be me, though!)

Good luck! :slight_smile:

To add to the above, I’m really sorry about your baby and your father passing away.

Have you thought about using E.D. or D.E. initials to honor them? What about [name]Pearl[/name], which contains the name “[name]Earl[/name]?” (I see that your son already has the name [name]David[/name] as his middle name, so if your baby girl has “[name]Earl[/name]” in her name, both of his names will be honored.)

[name]Daphne[/name] [name]Pearl[/name] (for [name]David[/name] [name]Pearl[/name])
[name]Dahlia[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Delphine[/name] (for [name]Eliana[/name] and [name]David[/name]…[name]Esme[/name] means “beloved.”)
[name]Ellery[/name] [name]Dessa[/name] (along the lines of [name]Finleigh[/name]'s modern style)
[name]Ellery[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Elsa[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Eliza[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Eleanora[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Daphne[/name] [name]Scarlett[/name] (for [name]David[/name] [name]Smith[/name])
[name]Daphne[/name] [name]Estelle[/name] (take the D from [name]Daphne[/name] and the Es from [name]Estelle[/name], and call her [name]Des[/name] or [name]Dessie[/name] as a nickname)

Good luck! :slight_smile:

[name]Elsa[/name] is beautiful and I love it!

My greatgrandmother was [name]Pearl[/name]. So my first cousin is [name]Natalie[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]. I don’t really want to use the same middle name. I’m pretty set on [name]Julia[/name] as the middle name. It doesn’t work great with any name that ends in a.

[name]Elsa[/name] [name]Davina[/name]
[name]Elsa[/name] [name]Davida[/name]