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Kirstle Sat 03-Sep-11 15:11:30

...is it strong enough to stand alone as a given name, or does it work best as an abbreviation and would you give a longer, more formal name? The trouble is, I dont like most of them ending in Etta...ie

Henrietta
Loretta
Violetta (although love Violet)

What do you think, Etta as given name?
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Psammead Sat 03-Sep-11 15:18:24

I love Etta. You might want to double check middle and surnames for unintentional punnage, mind. Etta Daisy, Etta Carpenter, Etta Kitty and Etta Gardner spring to mind.

Although, Etta Kitty is sort of awesome.

FleurTing Sat 03-Sep-11 15:45:29

Etta? Depends....if your surname is Lott, Fox or Willey, don`t go there!!! lol

Cereal Sat 03-Sep-11 16:25:35

Annetta
Coletta
Georgetta
Julietta
Lunetta
Coretta
Marietta
Zanetta
Arletta
Carletta

tummytickler Sat 03-Sep-11 16:51:18

I like it as a nn for Juliet or Henrietta. It is very nn for a given name imo. Although it is lovely!

freerangeeggs Sat 03-Sep-11 17:02:53

It's nice but kind of reminds me of Basque separatists

ragged Sat 03-Sep-11 17:03:01

Boring. There are just so much nicer names out there.

strawberrylion Sat 03-Sep-11 19:29:21

Not one I've ever thought of but actually really like it, only association I can see is Etta James and that's no bad thing!

suzikettles Sat 03-Sep-11 19:32:32

Etta James was born Jamesetta fwiw.

I like the name Edda which is Scandinavian - don't know how common.

MummysLittleSunbeams Sat 03-Sep-11 20:06:08

Jamesetta James?? hmm

suzikettles Sat 03-Sep-11 20:09:18

No! Her surname wasn't James - it was Hawkins.

Don't know why she thought Etta James sounded better than Etta Hawkins. I guess it's the two syllable name followed by one syllable. I suspect she got little choice tbh.

seeker Sat 03-Sep-11 20:13:17

I know a Guilietta, known as Etta.

suzikettles Sat 03-Sep-11 20:13:46

Oh that's lovely.

MeconiumHappens Sun 04-Sep-11 20:43:22

I think Etta is beautiful in its own right. I don't think I would lengthen it.

ThatsNotMyBabyBelly Sun 04-Sep-11 21:15:15

It's Germanic isn't it? <wonders if I have made that up>

I love it as a name on it's own. Def strong enough in my opinion.

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