Thoughts on Estelle?

(34 Posts)
berri Mon 14-Jan-13 01:35:17

What do you lot think?

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SashaSashays Mon 14-Jan-13 01:40:15

Really like it!

yellowsnownoteatwillyou Mon 14-Jan-13 01:44:45

I really like it, it's on the list. DH does not

lollydollydrop Mon 14-Jan-13 01:46:14

Its nicer than Stella. I like names that can be shortened though- would nn's could you use? (or is that why you like it) Is it French?

HavingALittleFaithBaby Mon 14-Jan-13 01:57:56

I like it..if I had my way, Estella would be on our short list but DH is an inverted snob (just learned that turn of phrase but it suits him perfectly!) about 'posh' names.

berri Mon 14-Jan-13 02:21:49

Oh I'm pleased! I hadn't seen it mentioned on here before so wondered if it was just me that liked it.

DH isn't raving about it but hopefully I can bring him round grin

He says its a bit old lady-ish but I think it's lovely!

berri Mon 14-Jan-13 02:28:20

Lolly I don't think we'd end up using a nn - not for any particular reason though!

I seem to be drawn to French sounding names, even though we have no connection - I like Chloe too.

NatashaBee Mon 14-Jan-13 02:48:15

I think it's lovely - very elegant.

saffronwblue Mon 14-Jan-13 03:31:26

Google baby princess Estelle of Sweden.

Makes me think of Joey's agent in Friends, sorry.

ripsishere Mon 14-Jan-13 04:49:29

Lovely name. As is Ottoleine.

MidnightMasquerader Mon 14-Jan-13 06:33:09

Estelle Leonard for me too - but - I don't think most people now would think of her.

I definitely prefer it to Stella.

Weissdorn Mon 14-Jan-13 06:41:45

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Selks Mon 14-Jan-13 06:42:14

It's lovely, it doesn't have any particular associations for me.

survivingwinter Mon 14-Jan-13 09:42:55

It's beautiful - was on my list for dd...

Reaa Mon 14-Jan-13 09:47:32

Love it, was on my baby list for DD's too.

MolotovCocktail Mon 14-Jan-13 09:57:00

I like it. I know a 20yo Estelle - she and her family are Greek and apparently, there was some pop singer who was famous in Greece around that time (?)

I've never met another Estelle; I had it in mind for DD1 but didn't go for it simply because of 20yo Estelle (I know her, but not very well. Might have looked like I named DD1 after her, which might have appeared odd, IYSWIM).

MoetEtPantsOn Mon 14-Jan-13 11:19:29

I know a 3 year old Estelle. They call her Stellie

FloatyBeatie Mon 14-Jan-13 11:21:35

It makes me think too much of the very cold-hearted woman in Great Expectations, vengefully trained by Miss Haversham to wow men with her beauty but to be incapable of loving them, and hence doomed to make them miserable.

Ficidy Mon 14-Jan-13 20:04:21

Love this name. It's on my list. Just said it to dh too and he's not totally against it! Just have another 7 months to work on him some more. Great choice!

berri Mon 14-Jan-13 20:23:05

Thanks everyone!

I was totally expecting to be put off, but now I feel like my mind's made up!

I feel relieved grin

Ooh I like it. Unusual but classic - makes me think of great expectations.

aufaniae Mon 14-Jan-13 20:34:14

I love it! I actually dreamt that we called our DD Estelle, and I have a lovely friend in RL called Estelle too.

DP doesn't like it sadly!

zukiecat Mon 14-Jan-13 20:43:30

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sleeplessinderbyshire Mon 14-Jan-13 22:22:04

much prefer Stella, Estelle sounds a bit like some sort of 1980s TV has been with an estuary english accent

If you like the meaning (star) Tara and Seren are both much prettier names which mean star

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