Eloise nn Liesl?

[name]Do[/name] you think [name]Liesl[/name] is an appropriate nn for [name]Eloise[/name]? Also, do you think [name]Liesl[/name] sounds dated? Thoughts? [name]Just[/name] wondering…:slight_smile:

No, I dont think [name]Liesl[/name] makes a lot of sense as a nn for [name]Eloise[/name] but to each his own.

I think Leisl and [name]Eloise[/name] are 2 completely different names and to use Leisl as a nickname for [name]Eloise[/name] is a little weird. I can’t see anything in the name [name]Eloise[/name] that would produce then nn Leisl are all except for the L since the only thing the names have in common are the long E sounds at the end of [name]Eloise[/name] and the middle of Leisl.

Nicknames can be anything you want them to be…if you want to name her [name]Eloise[/name] and call her [name]Liesl[/name], go ahead and do it! I think it sounds perfectly fine and I like both of them.

I agree that eloise and liesl are two totally different names. I get where you’re getting it from but could more easily see a nn be “[name]Lise[/name]” (pronounced leeez). On the other hand, [name]Liesl[/name] is a gorgeous name. I have a friend who has a friend named Leisl and every time she posts something in response to his Facebook status I think, Damn that’s a cool name. So pretty! In fact, I like it a ton more than [name]Eloise[/name].

I love it! I think it makes sense because the second syllable of eloise is the first of [name]Liesl[/name]. I don’t think it’s dated, but rather an older name finally being brought back. It makes me think of Sound of [name]Music[/name] :slight_smile:

Thanks for all the replies! I appreciate it and can see both points of view.

I agree with a lot of the others that [name]Liesl[/name] as a nn for [name]Eloise[/name] doesn’t make a ton of sense to me, but I do like both names a lot separately.

I think it’s wonderful, but I prefer the [name]Liesel[/name] spelling. :slight_smile:

Ditto. I have [name]Elsa[/name] & [name]Elsie[/name] on my list as nicknames to [name]Eloise[/name] and neither of them are related to [name]Eloise[/name] so they don’t make much sense either. I think [name]Liesl[/name] is fine as a nickname to [name]Eloise[/name] :slight_smile:

I don’t think it makes sense–[name]Liesl[/name] is very much its own name ( I too prefer [name]Liesel[/name]), as is [name]Eloise[/name]. I don’t think [name]Liesl[/name] is dated at all, I’d love to meet a little [name]Liesl[/name]

I also think they are two different names. If you want to call her [name]Liesl[/name], why not just name her that? I really like the name [name]Liesl[/name] and have it on my list. Another option is to name her [name]Eloise[/name] [name]Liesl[/name], and then you would just be calling her by her middle name instead as a nickname.

I think it works. [name]Liesl[/name] uses the same letters as [name]Eloise[/name], only no “o” and 2 "L"s instead of 2 "E"s. If you like it, go for it, if it makes sense to you. I think [name]Liesl[/name] and [name]Eloise[/name] are both gorgeous, neither sounds dated to me, and even if [name]Liesl[/name] as a nn is a bit of a stretch, who cares? [name]Peggy[/name] as a nn for [name]Margaret[/name] makes wayyyy less sense, for example!

I agree with Claireelise!

I have an [name]Eloise[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name]. :slight_smile:

I don’t see [name]Liesl[/name] as a nickname, but nicknames aren’t always spawned from the real name. I had an uncle named [name]Larry[/name] who was called Peba. Go figure.

I don’t think it works, personally. I’m just not a fan of using names as nicknames which are not traditionally used for that specific name, especially if they’re from different back grounds or origins, and could stand perfectly well on their own. For instance, [name]Violet[/name] nn [name]Ivy[/name], [name]Emerald[/name] nn [name]Emma[/name]. It’s just not my thing.

[name]Eloise[/name] and [name]Liesl[/name] would make fabulous sisters, though!

[name]Liesl[/name] is absolutely gorgeous and I adore it, but it’s just such a strong name to be used as a nickname.