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Hester, Willa or Cora?

(44 Posts)
Flowerface Tue 23-Aug-11 09:33:23

Is Willa too insane? I love it.

InstantAtom Tue 23-Aug-11 09:41:22

Willa is the nicest of your options smile Pretty, unusual, easy to spell, a nice change from Ella. Would it be short for Wilhelmena?

Hester too breathy, Cora too much like apple corers.

Flowerface Tue 23-Aug-11 09:53:51

I don't know... I wanted her middle name to be Josephine - which is my Mum's name. 'Wilhelmina Josephine' is a bit much. Isn't it?! Or is it strangely cool, in an imperial kind of way?!

InstantAtom Tue 23-Aug-11 10:11:13

It's cool smile Both names are fab and work nicely together.

Pudden Tue 23-Aug-11 10:13:37

I prefer Hester out of all of them- good, strong timeless name

MelinaM Tue 23-Aug-11 11:04:38

Love Hester and Corasmile ..I'd go with Hester as I feel Cora is going to become rather popular!

YougreatPamplemousse Tue 23-Aug-11 11:05:34

I have a friend with DDs Hester and Willa smile They are great names.

minipie Tue 23-Aug-11 11:07:44

I much prefer Hester and Cora to Willa.

Hebe? Cara?

MissHonkover Tue 23-Aug-11 11:11:04

Oooh! I love all of them, and Josephine too, but I've noticed a few 'Cora' threads recently, if that matters to you.

I think Willa is lovely, but would worry a bit about people thinking it was 'Willow' or her being called Willie by nasty boys.

Hester is beautiful. Is Hebe pronounced Heebee?

cumbria81 Tue 23-Aug-11 11:20:08

I like Cora but not the others

Iamkenny Tue 23-Aug-11 11:43:18

Cora - more people seem to be mentioning it. Personally i prefer Clara/Ciara/Cara
Hester - Sorry I don't see the attraction, but it is perfectly fine
Willa - I like. I don't think Wilhemina Josephine is too much (In my head Wilhemina nn would be Bill but then that is Mallory Towers). But it works fine by its self. She'd probably get Willy anyway - just have her claim it for herself before they can use it to tease her with. Mina (also from Wilhemina) works well too, plus she is really cool in Dracula

And Hebe is Hee-bee. She was the godess of youth

InstantAtom Tue 23-Aug-11 11:44:51

How about Cara, Ciara, Esther, Aster?

Shoutymomma Tue 23-Aug-11 12:00:10

Not Ciara... you can't spit round here without hitting a Ciara or Kiera. Aster's nice, don't know any Asters.

Flowerface Tue 23-Aug-11 17:23:58

DD is called Elsa, though. Couldn't really have Elsa and Esther/Aster....!

I did worry about Willa becoming Willy...

bittentothequick Tue 23-Aug-11 17:27:51

I think Cora goes best with Elsa actually. They suit each other nicely somehow.

Flowerface Tue 23-Aug-11 17:33:08

I do too, but I worry that it's become too popular. How about Carina?

TeamEdward Tue 23-Aug-11 17:34:50

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InstantAtom Tue 23-Aug-11 17:53:42

Carina is a lovely name smile

BustyStClaire Tue 23-Aug-11 17:54:25

All ridic names! Willa??? Willa or wonta?

Flowerface Tue 23-Aug-11 20:03:17

Are they ALL 'ridic'?

My Mum would probably say Willa Wonta, to be fair...

bittentothequick Tue 23-Aug-11 20:52:14

Carina is nice too.

goinnowhere Tue 23-Aug-11 20:58:03

I like Heater. also Wills, but nn inevitable. What about Honor?

Shoutymomma Tue 23-Aug-11 21:13:26

Don't like Willa. Makes me think of Willo The Wisp and the voice of Kenneth Williams. Coraline is OK. Why Hesther and not Esther?

mathanxiety Wed 24-Aug-11 03:56:21

Elsa and Wilhelmina would be fabulously Germanic, and Willa would be lovely as a nn. Willa as a name in its own right would be great too.

I think Cora is going to be the next big thing.

Hester (or Esther) and Elsa would be a bit much.

Carina reminds me of a drippy girl I went to school with. It doesn't have the gravitas of Elsa.

sleepywombat Wed 24-Aug-11 04:27:45

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