I named my little girl [name]Elsa[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name]. The description of [name]Elsa[/name] here on nameberry includes a reference to [name]Ilsa[/name], She-[name]Wolf[/name] of the SS, which was an exploitation film from the 70s about a real-life nazi concentration camp commandante named [name]Ilsa[/name]. Nameberry suspects this association may be why the name [name]Elsa[/name] hasn’t enjoyed a surge in popularity like similar name [name]Ella[/name].
I’m just curious how many nameberry-ites associate the name [name]Elsa[/name] with [name]Ilsa[/name], She-[name]Wolf[/name] of the SS. I had never heard of the film before reading about it here. I consider [name]Elsa[/name] to be a nice balance of sweet and sophisticated, serious and creative. I certainly don’t think of Nazis…and would feel terrible if other people heard my daughter’s name and thought of that horrible person and film.
What do you think?