Esther...

(24 Posts)
Jules722 Thu 21-Feb-13 18:31:07

I think Esther is very pretty but I prefer the latin derivation, Estelle. That is what I named my youngest DD so I know I'm partial to it smile You still have the same nickname options also.

Something to consider...best of luck!

SoggySummer Wed 20-Feb-13 11:47:31

Esther is very pretty only known one in all my life.

Esta is very similar.

echidnakid Wed 20-Feb-13 00:21:45

I think Esther is beautiful, it was on our list for DD for a long time until a friend used it. Esther Madeleine works too.

Devora Tue 19-Feb-13 22:02:11

I love Esther, and Hester even more. Tess is a very cute nn.

loler Tue 19-Feb-13 22:00:51

I think it's a lovely name. And if you like the middle name does it matter if the names flow (for what it's worth I think they do)? How often do you say the names together - I can't remember the last time any found out my middle name, let alone used it.

NN generally find themselves - would never have guess what my DCs would be! But Esther has lots of possibilities!

Ooopsadaisy Tue 19-Feb-13 21:52:15

Meant to say - she'd have been Esther Ivy.

Ooopsadaisy Tue 19-Feb-13 21:51:47

If there had been a DC3 and been a girl, she would have been Esther.

Lovely, traditional name.

telsa Tue 19-Feb-13 21:47:43

Sorry to disagree but I don't think Esther Madeleine flows very well. And I don't think Esther is that nice. I prefer Hester/Hetty . Madelleine is my preferred first name. Elisabeth is lovely too.

sw11mumofone Tue 19-Feb-13 21:02:33

Really lovely name. And definitely doesn't need a nn. And Esther Madeleine is beautiful. Would use it myself but sounds ridiculous with our surname unfortunately.

saycheeeeeese Tue 19-Feb-13 21:00:56

Love it, love the story of Esther in the Bible too smile

Gimmeechocolate Tue 19-Feb-13 20:59:09

Nn Ettie?

NotSureILikeIt Tue 19-Feb-13 20:58:12

Yes it's cool.

JazzDalek Tue 19-Feb-13 18:27:25

I love it!

MERLYPUSS Tue 19-Feb-13 14:08:50

Love it.

Rhubarbgarden Tue 19-Feb-13 13:55:34

Esther is a very elegant name. It doesn't need a nickname.

WhichIsBest Tue 19-Feb-13 13:30:53

Esther Madeleine is lovely. And Rosie and Tess goes well. smile

rubytutu Tue 19-Feb-13 13:24:29

Lovely. Would have Lucy as a middle name.

dashoflime Tue 19-Feb-13 13:19:39

I like Esther.

flopsy1974 Tue 19-Feb-13 13:18:12

My dh loves Esther too. I wasn't sure at first but it's definately growing on me. A classic underused name.
Love your DD1's name BTW smile

brackengirl Tue 19-Feb-13 10:31:07

Do you think Esther Madeleine flows well?
Also love idea of Tess as a nickname, all positive so far... maybe it is her name!

Startail Tue 19-Feb-13 10:26:09

I love Esther it was my first choice for DD2, but it was DH's turn and so she's something equally pretty, but far commoner.

SneezySnatcher Tue 19-Feb-13 10:24:29

I think Esther is beautiful. Was on our girls' list, but this DC is a boy.

Gwennan Tue 19-Feb-13 10:21:59

Esther is lovely.

Could use Estée, Essa, Essie, Hettie, Tess as nicknames?

Also like Hester, which lends itself to the nickname of Hettie.

There's also Aster too.

brackengirl Tue 19-Feb-13 10:13:18

What do you think about Esther for DD2?
Already have DD1 called Rosanna. Dh really really likes Esther, I like it but am worried I don't love it as much as I love DD1's name. I like Elisabeth, Madeleine and Lydia but none of them feels like the one.
I think its growing on me but have concerns that it doesn't have an obvious nickname (DD1 is called Rosie quite a lot) and it sounds a bit harsh, also not sure what would go well as a middle name.
Your opinions and suggestions please!

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