Thoughts on Estelle?

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

What do you lot think?

smile

HavingALittleFaithBaby Tue 15-Jan-13 22:22:11

Course Great Expectations is Estella is it not? I like Elle as a
NN is lovely.

BeaLola Tue 15-Jan-13 21:28:02

Makes me think of Great Expectations - its ok.

blue2711 Tue 15-Jan-13 20:44:55

I have an Estella and adore the name obviously. Estelle lovely as well.

rubydoobydoo Tue 15-Jan-13 20:33:58

I know a lovely Estelle - she's French Canadian. Pretty name and suits all ages smile

Frikadellen Tue 15-Jan-13 19:02:25

I love it and it was on the short list for dd2 (Estelle and Estella)

VBisme Mon 14-Jan-13 23:05:15

Love it (she's bound to shorten it to Elle when she becomes a teen!)

cosykins Mon 14-Jan-13 22:57:30

Yes yes yes! It's also the queen in Barbar. I would have loved it for my dd but DH vetoed.

HavingALittleFaithBaby Mon 14-Jan-13 22:34:04

I prefer Estelle to Stella - hear Stella, think Artois!

Lollybrolly Mon 14-Jan-13 22:25:23

I prefer Estee (pronounced Estaa)

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

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

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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!

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

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

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!

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.

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

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

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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

Lovely name. As is Ottoleine.

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

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