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Esther or Etta?

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katiecubs Mon 29-Oct-12 14:06:18

Me and DH have been pretty sold on Esther if it's a girl but are now considering Etta (bit less old fashioned?!). What do you think?

Also middle name would probably be Grace - so Esther Grace - work ok?

Franke Mon 29-Oct-12 14:09:35

I like both but I think Etta has the edge for me. Both work with Grace.

Esther Grace, Etta Grace. Both lovely I think, but Etta's better smile

BigW Mon 29-Oct-12 14:42:23

Love both - Etta edges it for me too, but only just!

Gwennan Mon 29-Oct-12 14:44:22

Esther - it's a classic!

flopsy1974 Mon 29-Oct-12 15:04:12

Definitely Esther. A lovely classic name smile

PuppyMonkey Mon 29-Oct-12 15:04:48


StarsGhostTail Mon 29-Oct-12 15:06:31

Esther, ETA is the Basque terrorist group.

MolotovBomb Mon 29-Oct-12 15:44:29

Etta is much nicer than dreary Esther, IMO. It's cool, edgy, pretty without being overtly girly. Love it!

MolotovBomb Mon 29-Oct-12 15:45:02

Yes, ETA is the Basque terrorist group. Etta isn't.

HeinousHecate Mon 29-Oct-12 15:52:19

Dreary Esther?

It is most certainly not!


grin take a wild guess what I'm called...

MolotovBomb Mon 29-Oct-12 16:32:57

Ah, sorry, I've no intention to offend. Esther just isn't one of my favourite names, that's all. Maybe it's because I think of Esther Rantzen (sp?) and dull nights in front of the telly when she's been on ...

HeinousHecate Mon 29-Oct-12 16:35:34

grin nah, you haven't offended. Not at all.

RosannaBanana Mon 29-Oct-12 16:36:16

Love both actually. Would keep both up your sleeve and see what she looks like.

Gwennan Mon 29-Oct-12 16:48:14

Can I throw Hester into the mix? Like that one a lot too.

MolotovBomb Mon 29-Oct-12 17:07:43

wink @ Heinous

MoonHare Mon 29-Oct-12 17:13:36

Esther is gorgeous and strong. Etta is Ok but I think Esther has a much more beautiful sound.

Fifi2406 Mon 29-Oct-12 18:00:08

Both pretty!!! Etta is my fave of the two though!

katiecubs Mon 29-Oct-12 18:17:34

Eek fairly split with slight pref for Esther so far - thanks for the help!

think i may have to keep both in mind like you say Rosanna smile

lakeofshiningwaters Mon 29-Oct-12 18:19:16

Recently met a little toddler called Etta and realised what a beautiful name it is - would never have thought of it myself. Pretty but not too girly.

Esther - nice but we had an Esther at school who was a complete bitch not nice, and used to get called Esther the Pester.

Maybe wait and she which she looks like?

FrightRunScream Mon 29-Oct-12 18:21:17

Errs by far. I personally have never liked Esther. (But I love Hecate wink )

FrightRunScream Mon 29-Oct-12 18:26:10



StarsGhostTail Mon 29-Oct-12 18:26:51

I'm assuming ETA and Etta are pronounced the same, Unless it's pronounced Ee-ta (Eat Her)?

I need google

kige Mon 29-Oct-12 18:28:52

The terrorist group ETA has the same pronounciation as Etta and for this reason I would not use it.

Also, I would think that when asked for her name and Etta replies down the phone or whatever, a lot of people will reply with What? Pardon?

If you really like Etta why don't you call her Henrietta and use Etta as a nickname.

GoldPlatedNineDoors Mon 29-Oct-12 18:30:14

I dislike Esther, but love Hester. Equally love Etta and adding it to a list of potential future DD names.

Ruprekt Mon 29-Oct-12 18:30:56

I prefer Ettie to Etta and love Effie too.

Esther is a bit meh! Esther Rantzen ugh!!

Effie Grace

Ettie Grace

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