Beethoven wrote his "Für Elise" for his girlfriend "Elise Röckel". The first three notes of the piece, E-D♯-E, make a little "sense" about it, as the letters of the notes somehow form the name "Elise". The L and I were eliminated because they do not represent musical notes. An E♭ is notated as "Es" in German and is pronounced as an "S", and D♯ is enharmonically equivalent to an E♭. This makes E-(L)-(I)-D♯-E, which converts to E-(L)-(I)-E♭-E, then to E-(L)-(I)-Es-E, and finally, it turns itself into E-(L)-(I)-S-E.
Did Beethoven REALLY intend to create the "Elise" motif?