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Hester or Hesper

(14 Posts)
totiredtosleep Mon 08-Apr-13 19:07:25

We're really struggling for girls names which we both like.

DH has just suggested Hester or Hesper and I quite like them both but wonder if they are too unusual.

What do you think?

Middle name would be Laura.

Sirzy Mon 08-Apr-13 19:10:41

To me Hester is a boys name.

legalalien Mon 08-Apr-13 19:58:40

Hester great, Hesper makes me think of the wreck of the Hesperus. Not a good thing.

rubyhaha Tue 09-Apr-13 07:47:29

hester ok knew one at uni. hesper reminds me of vespa

GwendolineMaryLacey Tue 09-Apr-13 07:53:09

What legalalien said, exactly.

SpottyTeacakes Tue 09-Apr-13 08:17:36

Hester. Never heard of hesper and I don't like it. The most famous female Georgian silversmith was called Hester smile

OrangeFootedScrubfowl Tue 09-Apr-13 08:23:42

Hester is nice.

BNmum Tue 09-Apr-13 15:10:37

Hester is nice

ExitPursuedByABear Tue 09-Apr-13 15:13:44

Read that as Hester or Herpes.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Tue 09-Apr-13 18:23:59

Love Hester. Never heard of Hesper and don't like it.

StephaniePowers Tue 09-Apr-13 18:25:25

Hester is a girls' name confused
Hesper as in Hesperus?

fussychica Tue 09-Apr-13 18:28:11

Esther - similar but definitely feminine.

freerangeeggs Tue 09-Apr-13 19:32:39

I love love love Hesper, but people always hate names they're not familiar with and it is extremely unusual.

It makes me think of the Hesperides and the evening star.

Unfortunately is it an anagram of herpes.

formicaqueen Tue 09-Apr-13 23:22:00

Dislike sorry.

Honor, Ester, Elspeth, Stella, and Hermionie is much nicer

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