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Astrid or Celeste

(45 Posts)
BorisTheBold Fri 13-Aug-10 13:34:52

Come tell me your thoughts, please?

moondog Fri 13-Aug-10 13:35:55

Both nice. Celeste particularly so.

Poohbearsmom Fri 13-Aug-10 13:40:09

I would choose Celeste

Pasiphae Fri 13-Aug-10 13:42:57

Love both.

I am biaised on Celeste and Astrid is a stunning name...

PuraVida Fri 13-Aug-10 13:43:00

DS was going to be Celeste, if he's been a DD, i love it, but don't make it too popular incase as yet unconcieved no. 2 is a girl!

PomPotty Fri 13-Aug-10 13:44:09

I prefer celeste

montmartre Fri 13-Aug-10 13:45:00

Astrid.

BorisTheBold Fri 13-Aug-10 13:46:22

Sisters are S t e l l a and L o i s

BorisTheBold Fri 13-Aug-10 13:47:37

p.s. thanks for the opinions so far

Pasiphae Fri 13-Aug-10 13:51:42

Did you known that Celeste was originaly also a boy's name?
Saint Celeste is a man, it's only around the 18th century that it became used for girls only.

cumbria81 Fri 13-Aug-10 13:51:42

I prefer Astrid. Celeste is an old woman's name.

montmartre Fri 13-Aug-10 13:55:32

rofl- so is Astrid (in Sweden/Denmark!)

The only thing with both these names is that they are quite similar sounds to the children you already have.

What about Beatrix?

catinthehat2 Fri 13-Aug-10 13:58:08

Astrid, I used to know a mad as a box of frogs v nice one.

PuraVida Fri 13-Aug-10 14:47:51

i did know about St Celeste, also Celestine is a boys name, particularly used in french speaking african countries i believe. tried that on my DH, it was not to be sad

breatheslowly Fri 13-Aug-10 14:53:34

We are chosing between these as a middle name.

He says Astrid. I say we aren't Scandinavian.

I say Celeste. He says Babar's mum.

staceylil22 Fri 13-Aug-10 15:08:51

Astrid is beautiful we were going to use that for a middle name

MaamRuby Fri 13-Aug-10 15:10:51

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LetThereBeRock Fri 13-Aug-10 15:41:15

Celeste. It's lovely. Astrid isn't.

catinthehat2 Fri 13-Aug-10 15:51:41

Look you're called BorisTheBold not BorisdeGayParis.

You know it's going to have to be Astrid not Celeste really, don't you?

wisteria12 Fri 13-Aug-10 16:04:28

My DD is Celeste, so I'm biased. I do really like Astrid too, but for some reason it always sounds a bit harsh to me.

MrsvWoolf Fri 13-Aug-10 17:01:46

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EatSleepLove Fri 13-Aug-10 17:15:45

Celeste is the best

sedgiebaby Fri 13-Aug-10 17:35:43

Celeste, even more Celestine (DH is french speaking and this is on our list)

mathanxiety Fri 13-Aug-10 21:39:57

Astrid all the way. Celeste is always going to be an elephant for me. I don't think you have to have any Scandinavian blood to carry off Astrid (or Ingrid). It's quite an international name.

BrittanyBeers Fri 13-Aug-10 21:45:09

What PurVida said!
I want a fourth child just to use it up!

Celeste is Babar's wife anyway.

ESL, I am choosing to read that as Jim Morrison would while singing "The End".grin

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