Sister to Axel Jens.
I knew it'd be something Skandinavian sounding, but the spelling is throwing me off. I would suspect it's Elsa, but Elsie? Elise? Even like the threat.. "OR ELSE!"
Ooooh.... I just realized her name will be Else Nelson-XXX.
Man, that's a tongue twister.
Honestly, I am not sure how to pronounce that name. Does Else rimes with Grace? Or does it sound something like L-zee?
ETA: Sorry for the double post. When I pressed the stop button on the browser, it obviously did nothing.
Well, I looked up the origin of the name and it came back with El-sa... that's what someone on the BabyName board said too.
But knowing my cousin and his wife, they might be doing some more unusual pronounciation. Because frankly, Elsa Nelson-xxx is hard on the ears a wee bit.
But she's a darn cute little peanut... just like her brother, Axel.
Pretty different. I know a Jens. It's a man and pronounced Yens. Good thing she's a cutie.
BrideBuddies:But she's a darn cute little peanut... just like her brother, Axel.
I'm just having a hard time wrapping my brain around Else Nelson-XXX. Boy, that's harsh.
Plus, the word "else" is an adverb in my world. Or a threat!! OR ELSE!!!
stever:See, I'm all about avoiding pronunciation confusion. School's hard enough without a name that people screw up.
But, back to Else! ) So it is the name that I am familiar with (Elsa), but just spelled uniquely:)
Update from the mamma's FB page...
"ehl-seh...same "e" sound at beginning and end."
So I guess that's just like Elsa?
And interestingly, she announced the name as Elsa Grace Lastname.. not Nelson-Lastname. Maybe they've backed off that.. but I thought Axel had the double last name thing... I must be wrong there.
So it's not nearly as grating as I thought it was. I actually like Elsa.. (spelled this way, tho!)
mwd:Ah! I have a friend from Germany whose name is Suzanne, and you pronounce the "e" at the end. She goes by Susi, because "Americans can't prononuce it correctly." At least Else will have an option to have a nickname.
Funny, since MY name is Suzanne. But I pronounce it the bastardized American way!