Yes, Jan even confirmed it on livestream. The reason for the name will blow your mind though. Jan said Elaina was based on a friend, and if you took a look at the credits of the animation you could see Elaina's voice actor being Elly Monty. I let you decide what the Elly stands for.
come to think you right her mane looks so similar o.o also i saw long time ago a anime where (a total casuality) a anime mother looks like button smash mother i mean same hair style, same colro hair, same eyes etc etc
I haven't told you this, I like you even though I don't like your attitude. You're like an opposite of me: I believe in civility and order and you follow anarchy, I behave through reason and rationality and you behave in impulse.
I was hoping that Rarity was gonna hit a home-run on the back of the head of Button's mom so hard her decapitated head would fly all the way to Cloudsdale. But alas, that is not the case in this picture.