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We're down to Martha, Esther or Ada...

(84 Posts)
specialsmasher Fri 19-Nov-10 14:49:07

Dh loves Martha, to the point where he looks slightly crestfallen if I enthuse elsewhere...

Quick poll might help...

Middle name likely to be Elizabeth...

smile

GRW Fri 19-Nov-10 14:52:12

Ada as it's unusual and possibly due for a come back, but I like Martha too.

MissMashMissMash Fri 19-Nov-10 14:52:59

All great names. I think I like Esther best followed by Martha and then Ada

thesurgeonsmate Fri 19-Nov-10 14:53:43

Esther!

ShatnersBassoon Fri 19-Nov-10 14:53:46

I like Martha and Esther.

steph410410 Fri 19-Nov-10 14:55:23

i love the name Esther. Esther Elizabeth is pretty.

specialsmasher Fri 19-Nov-10 14:55:53

Esther is lovely, isn't it?

Esther Elizabeth alliterative, but I think that's OK - other dd is alliterative!

specialsmasher Fri 19-Nov-10 14:56:26

Also it's not in the top 100 (shhhh) grin

typsical Fri 19-Nov-10 14:57:48

I love Martha. Also love Mabel - know it's not an option but it's a similar style! But maybe a bit of a mouthful with Elizabeth!

specialsmasher Fri 19-Nov-10 15:06:21

My close friend's dd is Mabel...

skippingturtle Fri 19-Nov-10 15:08:21

Esther, Esther, Esther!!!

sethstarkaddersmum Fri 19-Nov-10 15:11:26

Esther is like Esther in Bleak House, which is good. Ada is Aunt Ada Doom in Cold Comfort Farm, which may be good or bad depending. Also it is a palindrome, which is good.

I know one or two Marthas but they're not all over the place.

so they are all good.

you just need to look at what they all mean and see which meaning you like, just in case one of them means something like 'submissive husband-pleaser'.

Ormirian Fri 19-Nov-10 15:12:50

Esther.

Teds77 Fri 19-Nov-10 15:17:15

Think all are gorgeous and all go with Elizabeth.

Ada is possibly my fave, Esther is totally beautiful and although Martha is probably the one I like the least still love it.

Doesn't really help you, though means your DD will have wonderful name whatever you choose grin

Wait and see which suits her best?

specialsmasher Fri 19-Nov-10 15:37:49

Getting excited now that I might have a little Esther on the way!

violethill Fri 19-Nov-10 16:47:34

Esther

flopsy1974 Fri 19-Nov-10 16:53:51

Well I have a four month old Martha so am a little biased, but Esther is a gorgeous name too. Elizabeth would be great as a middle name for either. Timeless and classic.

cyanarasamba Fri 19-Nov-10 17:02:49

I have a 3 week old Esther so I'm biased too. Still on a high from having & naming her! It's pretty, delicate & yet strong. Unusual but not too 'out there'.

We might shorten to Tess as she gets older.

usualsuspect Fri 19-Nov-10 17:03:50

Please not Ada

Esther is nice

GetOrfMoiLand Fri 19-Nov-10 17:05:16

I think they are all fantastic names.

Would find it difficult to choose, but don't like names which alliterate (Esther Elizabeth), and Ada Elizabeth doesn't run together easily, so best choice imo would be Martha.

But 1000 mumsnet points for having excellent baby name taste grin

LetThereBeRock Fri 19-Nov-10 17:15:27

Esther.

flaine Fri 19-Nov-10 17:20:54

Martha and Esther are lovely. Ada is difficult to appreciate. confused

Nolda Fri 19-Nov-10 17:28:11

Please, please pick Esther! I wanted a girl called Esther, unfortunately it doesn't go with DH's surname.

suiledonne Fri 19-Nov-10 17:30:31

Ada, pick Ada. I wanted it for dd2 but no enthusiasm from DH and decided against it in the end. She is 2 now and still regret it.

specialsmasher Fri 19-Nov-10 17:39:52

Thanks all! Poll pointing towards Esther!

<<excited>>

Now just have to get that forlorn look off DH's face when I hint / insist that I'm not going with Martha!

Esther Elizabeth....

<<sigh>>

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